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.

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Upcoming Events:

Silents: Before Movies Talked

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - July 10 @ 2:00 pm

Educational Programs:

A ceremony honoring recipients of the 2022 Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards was held Saturday, May 7th, at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel.  During the event, students were invited to read their award-winning poems to teachers, family and friends.

Use the link below for a complete list of this year’s honorees.


Poets-in-Schools Program

Poets-in-Schools Program – Pacific Grove High School, March 2022

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is proud to announce Patrice Vecchione and Kathryn Petruccelli as this year’s Poets-in-Schools instructors. This in-school program was created to encourage the art and practice of poetry by offering workshops to high school students throughout Monterey County.  Poets-in-Schools is an adjunct of the Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards.

2022 Thinking Out Loud Regional Art Exhibition

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is proud to announce Thinking Out Loud 2022, a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their lives. This year, the students’ artwork will exhibit in our gallery March 5- 26, 2022.

Please use the link below to see this year’s winning entries.

Francesca Postigo
Santa Catalina School • Claire Lerner
Acrylic on Canvas

“Morning Light”
Hannah Xu
York School • Gerard Martin
Acrylic on Canvas

“Express Train”
Melina Mendoza
Monterey High School • Martha Tonkin
Digital Illustration



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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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