The Monterey Museum of Art- La Mirada has not one but two brand new exhibits opening to the public on October 24th. We got an exclusive behind the scenes tour of both and the best part is they are free to visit until November 20th!

The Monterey Museum of Art's annual holiday fundraiser exhibition is back for a dynamic and diverse collection of paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and sculptures donated by some of very talented Monterey artists. All 324 pieces are within a 7x9 size limit, hence the name "Miniatures." This year the museum also added a few larger pieces worth over $2,500 in value. 

Art enthusiasts can get their hands on these one-of-a-kind pieces for just $5! Choose your favorite masterpiece and place your raffle ticket in the nearby box to win. Unique pieces from well-known local artists like Warren Chang, Tracy Adams and David Ligare are all up for grabs. For a full list of participating artists click here.

Winners will be chosen at random and announced on the museum's website on January 15th. All proceeds benefit the Monterey Museum Art and their education programs. Looking for a unique stocking stuffer? Stock up on some raffle tickets and your Secret Santa can choose which piece of art they would like to get their hands on.

Miniatures will be open October 24-January 15, 2015 and is free to the public from October 24-November 20.

Also new to the Monterey Museum of Art- La Mirada is a special "Monterey Now" exhibit from local artist Warren Chang. The realist painter is most known for his works inspired by the novels of local author John Steinbeck depicting scenes of fieldworkers that help Monterey County's agriculture industry thrive.

Chang draws off of his inspirations from the masters like Johannes Vermeer, Winslow Homer and Jean-Francois Millet.

"Monterey Now: Warren Chang" is open October 23, 2014-April 6, 2015.

The Monterey Museum of Art- La Mirada is open Thursday-Monday from 11am to 5pm.