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17:30 28 February 2020
02/11/2020: Alvarado Gallery Opening/Exhibit "Celebrate Monterey in Fabric Art Quilts" -February 28, 2020 - May 18, 2020

02/11/2020: Alvarado Gallery Opening/Exhibit "Celebrate Monterey in Fabric Art Quilts" -February 28, 2020 - May 18, 2020

The City of Monterey, Museums and Cultural Arts Commission, and the Monterey Conference Center are pleased to announce the upcoming Alvarado Gallery exhibit "Celebrate Monterey in Fabric Art Quilts" featuring the Pixel Pals, a group of six local women who have been meeting monthly in Monterey since 2007 to explore digital techniques using Adobe Photoshop Elements to create art quilts.

This exhibit will highlight art quilts designed by combining photography, quilting and computers to create digital art images of Monterey scenery, animals, vegetation and events.  The group has been in exhibits at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and Seaside City Hall.  Members are:  Gudny Campbell, Gloria Hatton, Elizabeth Hull, Cheryl Smith, Anna Mae Gazo and Roberta Goulding Brunet. DETAILS

Art Quilt Show

Export event2/28/2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
06 November 2019
Giant Abalone Sculpture to Commemorate Monterey's 250th Birthday

Giant Abalone Sculpture to Commemorate Monterey's 250th Birthday

In 2020, the City of Monterey is celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1770. The Monterey City Council has chosen a 15-foot abalone sculpture to commemorate this historic milestone. San Carlos Beach Park was picked as the location for the ceramic tile artwork and it will be unveiled in June of 2020. News Release in PDF

15 April 2019
04/11/2019: Call for Public Art - Commemorative Scultpure and Mural for Monterey's 250th Birthday

04/11/2019: Call for Public Art - Commemorative Scultpure and Mural for Monterey's 250th Birthday

In 2020, the City of Monterey is celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1770. To commemorate this historic milestone, the City of Monterey is calling for artists to submit proposals for a mural and sculpture. The unveiling of new and permanent public art will be a part of a series of celebrations in the summer of 2020.

14 November 2018
11/14/2018: Monterey Mural Re-dedication, November 29, 2018

11/14/2018: Monterey Mural Re-dedication, November 29, 2018

Iconic Tile Mural Returns to the Monterey Conference Center

The City of Monterey will host a celebration to re-dedicate the restored Monterey Mural to the Monterey Conference Center.  Thursday, November 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the corner of Pacific Street and Del Monte Avenue.

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Monterey Mural

10 October 2018
Accessibility Improvements Completed on Colton Hall

Accessibility Improvements Completed on Colton Hall

For the first time in its 169 year history, Colton Hall is accessible to visitors with special needs. The City of Monterey has completed a $353,000 improvement project, which includes a reconstruction of the back stairs and deck, a new stair lift to provide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access to the second floor, a new ADA compliant restroom that can accommodate a wheelchair, an access ramp in the rear courtyard, and an adjacent ADA parking area. News Release in PDF