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.

Art in the Adobes, a three-day festival in Old Monterey, combines exhibits of rarely seen masterpieces of early California art in seven historic venues with informative lectures and activities for all of the family.

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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08-21-2014

Special Events

Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

06/12/2014 - 08/28/2014
8:00 pm
48603 Highway One
Venue: Henry Miller Memorial Library
Type: Special Events
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Ninth Annual Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series! The best short films in the world shown every Thurs. beginning June 12th and ending Aug. 28th at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur! * Films are shown on a big screen hung from a redwood tree. * Doors at 8 pm; movies start when it gets dark. * Come early,... more

08-22-2014

Sand City West End Celebration

08/22/2014 - 08/24/2014
Type: Special Events
Location: Throughout the streets of Sand City
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The streets of Sand City come alive for the West End Celebration! Sand City is known for its funky, independent and artistic atmosphere, and nowhere is that more on display than the annual West End Celebration. The streets of Sand City shut down and become an open-air artists' fair, showcasing truly unique works from ar... more

08-23-2014

Sand City West End Celebration

08/22/2014 - 08/24/2014
Type: Special Events
Location: Throughout the streets of Sand City
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The streets of Sand City come alive for the West End Celebration! Sand City is known for its funky, independent and artistic atmosphere, and nowhere is that more on display than the annual West End Celebration. The streets of Sand City shut down and become an open-air artists' fair, showcasing truly unique works from ar... more

08-24-2014

Sand City West End Celebration

08/22/2014 - 08/24/2014
Type: Special Events
Location: Throughout the streets of Sand City
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The streets of Sand City come alive for the West End Celebration! Sand City is known for its funky, independent and artistic atmosphere, and nowhere is that more on display than the annual West End Celebration. The streets of Sand City shut down and become an open-air artists' fair, showcasing truly unique works from ar... more

08-27-2014

Monterey County Fair

08/27/2014 - 09/01/2014
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
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The annual Monterey County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibition, entertainment, live music, amusement and delicious food! more

08-28-2014

Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

06/12/2014 - 08/28/2014
8:00 pm
48603 Highway One
Venue: Henry Miller Memorial Library
Type: Special Events
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Ninth Annual Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series! The best short films in the world shown every Thurs. beginning June 12th and ending Aug. 28th at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur! * Films are shown on a big screen hung from a redwood tree. * Doors at 8 pm; movies start when it gets dark. * Come early,... more

Monterey County Fair

08/27/2014 - 09/01/2014
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
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The annual Monterey County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibition, entertainment, live music, amusement and delicious food! more

08-29-2014

Monterey County Fair

08/27/2014 - 09/01/2014
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
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The annual Monterey County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibition, entertainment, live music, amusement and delicious food! more

08-30-2014

Monterey County Fair

08/27/2014 - 09/01/2014
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Visit Website

The annual Monterey County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibition, entertainment, live music, amusement and delicious food! more

08-31-2014

Monterey County Fair

08/27/2014 - 09/01/2014
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Venue: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Visit Website

The annual Monterey County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibition, entertainment, live music, amusement and delicious food! more

 

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