Carl Cherry Center for the Arts


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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.

Use the arrows to take an interactive tour of the grounds, gallery and theater.

Art Studio Restoration

Help Us Bestow the Studio

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the creation of a new challenge grant in support of its Bestow the Studio Capital Campaign. The project includes the restoration of the Cherry Center’s adjoining shed, a 430-square-foot building to provide a second venue for art studio space and secure an endowment to support future programming and operations.

Two anonymous donors have committed to match, dollar for dollar, every donation to Bestow the Studio up to a maximum of $20,000. The campaign goal is $60,000 and is expected to better serve the community, expand our programing space and provide an additional income stream for the center. The building’s first full renovation, the project will honor the structure’s history while improving its interior spaces and exterior envelope.

As part of an ongoing effort of building renovation, these critical updates and enhancements to our arts spaces reflect the Cherry Center’s deep commitment to the role of the arts on the Monterey Peninsula and beyond.

Please join us by making a contribution to the Cherry Center’s Bestow the Studio Capital Campaign Fund. Every gift made will help us revitalize the center and create a needed income source for the center. To donate via PayPal, use the button below. Checks made out to the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts can be mailed to P.O. Box 863, Carmel, California 93921.

We are excited for the future of the Carl Cherry Center, and we are grateful for your support. If you have any questions regarding the campaign, please contact the office at (831) 624-7491.

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Adrift on Perdition’s Rim

Tickets Available Oct. 1 & 2


Following a five-year absence, singer/songwriter Thomas Burks joins favorite local actors to present “Adrift on Perdition’s Rim,” part two of his popular “Farm Boy Mantra” trilogy.



The Carl Cherry Center will host eight artists during this year's Monterey County Artists Studio Tour on October 8, 9 [...]

In this performance, Pamela and Bruce Forman will channel the iconic recordings of Julie London and Barney Kessel. Known for [...]

Artista Invisibile

November 4 - November 13

Eclectic Collective presents Artista Invisibile, A Multimedia Theatrical Experience spotlighting women artists of all genres from the mid-1900s to 2022. Written [...]

Current Exhibit

September 2 – October 1, 2022

In Their Own Likeness: Carmel Bohemian Painters

Portraits of Contemporary Carmel Artists and Their Art
Photographic Portrait Study by Randy Tunnell

Johnny Apodaca • Eleen Auvil • Ernie Baber • Jeffrey Becom • Ashley Bennett-Stoddard • Cyndra Bradford
Delia Bradford • Lisa Bryan • Will Bullas • Miguel Dominguez • Mark Farina • Scott Jacobs • Barbara Kreitman
David Ligare • Keith Lindberg • Kevin Milligan • Jennifer Perlmutter • Patricia Qualls • Kathy Sharpe
Jeff Daniel Smith • Mary Titus • Joaquin Turner • Belinda Vidor • Jan Wagstaff • Robin Winfield • Chris Winfield

Exhibit opens Friday, September 2nd with an artists’ reception from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.

The event is free and open to the public.

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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

View Award-Winning Artwork


Read About Program

Robert Campbell
Poetry Awards

Read Award-Winning Poems

About Us


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

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Our Story

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

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

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