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Monterey Art Galleries and Live Theater

Monterey, California Arts & Entertainment

Our guide toMonterey Arts provide the vacation traveler with valuable information on local galleries and live theater.

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Art Galleries

 Alvarado Gallery

One Portola Plaza, Monterey. (831) 646.3770

The City of Monterey presents rotating art exhibits at the Alvarado Gallery in the Monterey Conference Center.

Monterey Museum of Art

559 Pacific St., Monterey  (831) 372-7591

The Museum’s important collection of early California paintings and works on paper celebrates the Monterey Peninsula’s legacy as an influential art colony.

Carmel Art Association Galleries

Dolores Street & 6th Ave Carmel, CA 93923 (831) 624-6176 

Hanson Gallery – Carmel

Ocean Avenue & San Carlos St Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA    (831) 625-6142

Contemporary Oils, Watercolors, Acrylics, Sculptures & Limited Edition Serigraphs.

Haulk Fine Arts – Early & Contemporary California Art

206 Fountain Ave. Pacific Grove.  (831) 373-6007

Photography West Gallery

Dolores & Ocean Ave, Carmel  (831) 625-1587

Fine Contemporary Photographs – Ansel Adams Room – Brett Weston Room

Robert Lyn Nelson Studios – Originator of the Modern Marine Art Movement

801 Lighthouse Avenue Monterey, CA    (831) 655-8200

Live Theater & Entertainment

Ariel Theatrical

320 Main Street,  Salinas, CA   (831) 775-0976

Premier children's theatre company in Salinas, CA offering a range of performance and educational opportunities for Central Coast families  

California's First Theater

Pacific & Scott, Monterey  (831) 646-6441

Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater  –  Fisherman's Wharf

1 Wharf II Monterey, CA   (831) 372-1373

The Monterey County Theatre Alliance

MCTA, P. O. Box 2531, Monterey, CA 93942-2531




What’s on Tap


Monterey Festivals & Events:

Pacific Grove Butterfly Days – Oct. 6, 7 & 8 2017

Parade, bazaar, special events at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza! – Oct. 8, 2017

Capitola Wharf, Capitola, CA

Monterey Pumpkin Patches—Oct. 2017

Whale Watching – Dec. through May


For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Monterey.



Top Attractions:

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Aquarium is your window to marine life in the Monterey Bay!

Cannery Row

Historic Cannery Row is great destination for hotels, shopping, dining, and, oh, yes, the Aquarium!

Monterey Fishing

Fall is fishing and crabbing season!

Kayaking and SCUBA Diving

The rocky bottom around Monterey make it perfect for ocean adventures!

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May


Pebble Beach…need I say more.


For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.




Monterey’s Summer Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially on Highway 1 between Seaside and Monterey. Also, 68 between Highway 1 and 101 can be extremely slow. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to to learn about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.

Carmel Valley and Big Sur have major wildfires. Authorities expect them to burn through the end of August! Google for the latest news.