Our Mission

Founded by Carmel-by-the-Sea artist Jeanne D’Orge, the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts was established to help support experimental fine arts and projects in the sciences. Since its opening in 1948, the Center has strived to stay true to its mission of presenting quality and diverse artistic, educational, and cultural programs in Monterey County.

Through presentation of original and contemporary performing and fine arts, the center seeks to challenge and engage its audience. In addition, it sponsors public programs that foster interaction between artists and the community.

“There are no strings attached to the help we give. We don’t care whether those we help become famous or not. Our reward is in making it possible for an artist to be true to himself.”

– Jeanne D’Orge