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.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday
Noon – 4:00 p.m.



Welcome back to the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts!
Your health and safety is important to us.

The state of California has lifted capacity restrictions for indoor events. We ask all visitors to remain mindful of social distancing. and wear a mask (regardless of vaccine status) to protect themselves and others.

Visiting the Cherry Center’s gallery and grounds could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19. By visiting our property and/or attending events held here, you are voluntarily assuming the risk of illness.

Please contact our office at (831) 624-7491 with questions or concerns.

Special Events:

Both Ways Will Take You There
Sarah Klein and David Kwan

“Waveshaper” – David Kwan, 2015

Both Ways Will Take You There features individual and collaborative works by Sarah Klein and David Kwan, highlighting their interests in experimental animation, visual music, and serial processes across a range of media. 

The 40-plus works of monoprints, animations and sound in this exhibition are a record of the ideas and processes passed between Klein and Kwan. This is a multisensory space where viewers can experience them in an immersive and contemplative way.

The exhibit opens in-person through October 16, 2021. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m.

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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


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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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