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Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation

425 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

Operated as a co-op of over 30 local artists, each represented artist is on duty at the gallery one day per month and is available for any questions, etc. This way, we can also keep prices very affordable. We ship to anywhere in the USA and Canada.

The gallery is popular with both tourists and locals who return regularly to view new exhibits. It is one of the top attractions in Monterey County, a short walk from Monterey Bay Aquarium, and diagonally across from the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Chart House restaurant.

The gallery is located on the first floor of an historic building once used as a carriage house back in the days of the sardine canneries. The metal tank in its parking lot was used for fish oil storage. It was once painted yellow, and persons unknown thought it looked like a yellow submarine. You can still see a little yellow paint in the corners and crevices.

Of course, the street known as Cannery Row was memorialized in the novel Cannery Row by Nobel prize winning author and native son, John Steinbeck, in 1945. A memorial to his friend Doc Ricketts is just up the hill on the bike path above the gallery.

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