Plein Air Artist, Carmel Valley

Plein Air Artist, Carmel Valley

Art Festivals

Monterey County celebrates the arts through festivals, performances, tours and more. Annual events attract thousands of visitors and hundreds of acts from around the world, while intimate readings explore the works of some of the region's most beloved literary legends.  

The Carmel Art Festival educates and inspires people of all ages about the visual arts. In addition to Plein Air and Sculpture in the Park events, the festival is host to the Carmel Youth Art Show, Quick Draw, Kids Art Day and more.

The funky streets of Sand City shut down during the last weekend in August for the Sand City West End Celebration. Unique artwork is on display accompanied by live entertainment and food vendors.

Last but not least, every winter, the best cowboy poets and balladeers are featured at the Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival. This three-day event features a western art and gear sale, a Saturday night western dance, a "cowboy" church service, and a silent auction, among other festivities.

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01-31-2015

Special Events

Saturday Evening Spotlight Talk

01/31/2015
11am-12pm
559 Pacific St
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific Street
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific Street
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Join us for an interactive discussion of works of art with one of our experienced docents. Docent Ellen Maupin will host "Monterey's Artistic Legacy," a conversation featuring our classic California landscapes. Free with Museum admission. more

The Craft of the Visionary: How Artistic Directors Choose Their Projects

01/31/2015
2:00 - 3:30 pm
559 Pacific St
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific Street
Type: Special Events
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The Monterey Museum of Art and Performing Arts Monterey Bay present The Craft of the Visionary: How Artistic Directors Choose Their Projects on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 2:00-3:30 pm. A panel that includes a major funder of arts programs and leading artistic directors from a variety of disciplines will discuss how ... more

 

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