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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11-08-2014

Special Events

Free November Family Day

11/08/2014
11am-4pm
720 Via Mirada
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada
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As part of the MMA's commitment to reaching children and families throughout Monterey County with accessible cultural experiences, the Museum offers a full slate of educational activities for all ages designed for fun, learning and connecting with art and community. Admission is free. This Family Day is inspired by the c... more

11-13-2014

An evening with Carmel author and historian Alissandra Dramov

11/13/2014
6pm-7pm
720 Via Mirada
Venue: Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada
Type: Special Events
Location: Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada
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Author and historian Alissandra Dramov will explain how Carmel-by-the-Sea became a vibrant Bohemian artists' and writers' colony in the first decade of the 20th century. From what it means to be a "Bohemian," to the Bohemian scene in San Francisco at the turn of the century, full time residents of Carmel (such... more

 

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