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.

Join us Sunday, July 21st, from 3-6pm as we honor neighbors Denny and Nance Hoeft, and Jeffrey Houseman, who have worked tirelessly to transform the Cherry grounds. The event will feature live music by Bob Phillips and Friends, wine poured by Scheid Vineyards, beer, light fare, and good friendship. Tickets are $50, available on Eventbrite.com or by calling (831) 624-7491.


Many Colored Silken Threads, an exhibit exploring the artwork of Jeanne D’Orge with contemporary artists and photographers, opens Friday, July [...]

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

Ukulele Melee is a celebration of  the world’s friendliest instrument. The event will feature performances by local musicians Steve Mortensen and [...]

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

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.