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

May 24 – June 22, 2024

ReImagined Realism

Kirstine Reiner Hansen  •  Don Hughes  •  Chris Leib

Opening Reception: Friday, May 24th • 4:30pm – 6:30pm


Reimagined Realism

May 24 - June 22

Reimagined Realism, an exhibition exploring three unexpected approaches to defining contemporary realism, opens Friday, May 24th with a reception from [...]

The Cherry Trio -- Elizabeth Gaver (baroque violin), Penny Hanna (viola da gamba), Michael Peterson (harpsichord) and David Wilson (baroque [...]

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, to honor neighbors Denny and Nance Hoeft, who have worked tirelessly to transform the Cherry [...]

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


Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts
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.