There are dozens of art galleries in Carmel. Here are a few of my favorites.
●Carmel Art Association Dolores St./5th Ave., (831) 624-6176. Daily 10-5. This gallery is Carmel’s oldest and the nation’s second-oldest artist-owned cooperative (the oldest is in Rockport, Massachusetts). It has showcased California’s best artists since 1927.
|Carmel Art Association gallery in Carmel, California|
●Galerie Plein Aire Dolores St./6th St., (831) 250-5698. Daily 11-5. This gallery displays original works of art from a group of Monterey Bay plein air painters. Known as Informalists, these artists interpret natural landscapes in impressionistic and expressionistic styles.
|Galerie Plein Aire art gallery in Carmel, California|
●Jones & Terwilliger Galleries 6th Ave./San Carlos, (888) 278-0040, (831) 626-9100. This gallery specializes in fine art.
|Jone & Terwilliger Galleries art gallery in Carmel, California|
●New Masters Gallery Dolores St./Ocean Ave., (800) 336-4014, (831) 625-1511. M-Sat 10-5:30, Sun 10:30-5:30. The work of accomplished contemporary artists is shown here.
|New Masters Gallery art gallery in Carmel, California|
●Photography West Gallery Dolores St./Ocean Ave., (831) 625-1587. Thur-M 11-5. This gallery specializes in photography by photographers who do/did their own darkroom printing, such as Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, and Christopher Burnett, plus more contemporary 21st-century artists. Monterey Peninsula residents are emphasized.
|Photography West Gallery art gallery in Carmel, California|
●Rodrigue Studio Dolores St./Ocean Ave., (831) 626-4444. M-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5. This gallery is devoted entirely to Cajun artist George Rodrigue’s pop art blue dog.
|Rodrigue Studio art gallery in Carmel, California|
●Thomas Kinkade Studio in the Garden Ocean Ave./Dolores, (831) 624-3363. Located in the middle of the Der Ling Lane passageway, finding this sweet gallery is part of the pleasure. The gallery operates within a typical Kinkade cottage and is depicted, but of course, in a painting by him.
|Thomas Kinkade Studio in the Garden art gallery in Carmel, California|
●Weston Gallery 6th Ave./Dolores, (831) 624-4453. Tu-Sun 10:30- 5:30. Run by the family of the late Edward Weston, who died in 1958, this gallery showcases contemporary color photography as well as classic black-and-white photography by artists that include Weston, Ansel Adams, and Morley Bae as well as emerging artists such as Linda Butler, Mark Citret, and local music-industry luminary Chip Hooper.
|Weston Gallery art gallery in Carmel, California|
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