Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Gallery Hours: Gallery Reopens March 2nd


Visit The Cherry

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 communityThe Cherry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, #94-1207693.

We are located on the northwest corner of Fourth and Guadalupe, Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Upcoming Exhibit

March 2 – March 30, 2024

Thinking Out Loud 2024

Student Art Competition

Cereal Sawyer Vogel, Santa Catalina School


The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is proud to announce Thinking Out Loud 2024, a regional art competition that [...]

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts Monterey County High School Poetry Awards [...]

1948 – 2023

Cherry Center Founder (Mrs. Carl Cherry)

“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

Educational Programs

Thinking Out
Loud Art Exhibit


Robert Campbell
Poetry Awards

About Us


All programs and exhibits are made possible through grants, corporate sponsors and private donations.

Our Story

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, established in 1948.


The Center was established to support experimental fine arts and projects in the sciences.