Alvarado Gallery

Local Arts and Artists in the Monterey Conference Center

The City of Monterey presents rotating art exhibits at the Alvarado Gallery in the Monterey Conference Center. The Gallery provides an opportunity for residents and visitors to celebrate the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Monterey area. A call for artwork is usually conducted each fall.

Current exhibit | Location and Hours


Current Exhibit

The City of Monterey, Colton Hall Museum and Cultural Arts Commission, and the Monterey Conference Center are pleased to announce the upcoming Alvarado Gallery exhibits: "Sense of Place – Monterey Peninsula" oil paintings by Carol Gray and “Unity through Diversity” mixed media by Janice Davis.

Carol Gray, a local artist, works primarily in oil on location around the Monterey Peninsula.  Her sea and landscapes reveal the intense and constantly changing beauty of the area.  She captures a sense of time and place in her impressionistic paintings.

Janice Davis, another local artist, has been painting since 1975 after being inspired by an original Van Gogh experienced at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Her work is filled with texture, saturated color and balanced composition.  She verges on, if not fully embraces, the abstract as a way to explore the media without being distracted by the representational subject.

Please join us for an artists’ opening on Friday, March 13, 2015, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM with light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.  

The exhibit will be on display March 13 through April 12, 2015 in the Alvarado Gallery, located at the Monterey Conference Center, One Portola Plaza.





Location and Hours

Alvarado Gallery is located on the second floor of the Monterey Conference Center, One Portola Plaza (Del Monte Ave. at Calle Principal) in downtown Monterey.

The Conference Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and may be open on weekends for scheduled events. Call (831) 646-3770 for weekend schedule information.

Map and Directions

Phone: (831) 242-8743 / Fax: (831) 646-3917
Address: One Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

Alvarado Gallery interior