Started as a Bohemian art community, Carmel is the home of over 80 art galleries, featuring the works of more than 120 professional local artists who live within Carmel and on the Monterey Peninsula.
Art famously abounds at galleries scattered throughout the streets and shops of Carmel.
Spend a day visiting galleries starting with the oldest gallery in town, the Carmel Art Association. This non-profit artists’ collective shows the works of local artists. Other galleries include traditional and contemporary genres, sculpture, photography and art for every taste.