Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12-4pm


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.

Current Exhibit

April 12 – May 11, 2024


A Visual Journey in Collage

“Gone Fishing” – Julia Nelson-Gal

Tracey Adams, Lisa Hochstein, Claire Lerner
Will Marino, Julia Nelson-Gal, Catie O’Leary, Robynn Smith


Reigning Cats and Dogs is a love-of-life, all medium juried exhibition of original and unique 2D and 3D artworks celebrating [...]

RE/Aligned: A Visual Journey in Collage

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - May 11 @ 5:00 pm

RE/Aligned, an exhibition of collage spanning a range of themes and media, opens Friday, April 12th at the Cherry Center [...]

Age Is Only A Number

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - May 25 @ 7:30 pm

AGE IS ONLY A NUMBER A COMEDY A glance at age and aging with a wink. A new play by [...]

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.