Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Since 1948, the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts has sought to enhance the quality and diversity of artistic, educational and cultural programs in Monterey County by encouraging interaction between artists and the community.

The gallery is temporarily closed.


Special Events:

Standing, Walking, Sitting and Lying Down
Lin Fischer: New Perspectives on the Figure

“Lost at Sea”

“Red Hair”

“Black Sand Beach”


2021 Poetry Awards

The ceremony for this year’s Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards was held Saturday, May 1st, on Zoom. During the online event, student poets were invited to read their award-winning poems to fellow students, teachers, family and friends. Please use the link below to see a list of this year’s recipients and read their award-winning poems.


2021 Thinking Out Loud Regional Art Exhibition

Since 1984, Thinking Out Loud challenged high school students from across Monterey County to create works inspired by their lives. This year, we received nearly 200 submissions across a wide range of media. Due to Covid-19, student artwork will not be shown in our gallery. Please use the link below to visit the exhibit online.

“South of the Border”
Anthony Miguel
Stevenson School

“Ellis of Monterey”
Hayley Armstrong
Carmel High School

“Toy Rocks”

Mari Jacinto
Monterey High School


Artist Studio Redux

Join us at the beginning of an exciting journey to bring The Cherry’s artist studio back to its former glory. This unique architectural gem will undergo a long-awaited series of capital improvements thanks to a team of volunteer landscapers. Please use the link below to help rescue a small vestige of Carmel’s bohemian past.

Donate to Art Studio Redux Fund

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Mission Statement

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

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Permanent Collection

The Carl Cherry Center houses a collection of more than 600 prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, illustrated books, and periodicals by founder Jeanne d’Orge, as well as fifty years of collected memorabilia documenting the early history of Carmel.

Past Gallery Exhibits

About Us

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, non-profit corporation established in 1948. Our programs and exhibits are made possible through private donations, grants and sponsors.
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Pictured: Art courtesy of Robin Sawyer

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