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Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12-4pm

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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.

“Reigning Cats and Dogs”
Juried Exhibit Now Accepting Submissions

Reigning Cats and Dogs is a love-of-life, all medium juried exhibition of original and unique 2D and 3D artworks celebrating dogs and cats!  Works must include either a dog or cat to be considered.  They can comprise other subject matters, but the principal theme should be dogs or cats — or both. All artwork styles and mediums are welcome. Photography will not be included in the exhibit. Submissions close July 15, 2024.

Events

Jazz at The Cherry Presents The Leon Joyce Trio Local veteran jazz drummer, Leon Joyce, will be leading the way [...]

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

Cherry Jam in the Garden

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us Sunday, July 21st, from 3-6pm as we honor neighbors Denny and Nance Hoeft, who have worked tirelessly to [...]

Ukulele Melee – A Celebration of the Uke!

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - July 27 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for the long-awaited return of “Ukulele Melee,” a celebration of the world’s friendliest instrument. The event will feature performances [...]

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

Poets-In-Schools
Program

Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts
Poetry Awards

About Us

Sponsors

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.

Mission

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