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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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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

13 February 2018
02/13/2018: Alvarado Gallery Show and Reception at the Monterey Conference Center

02/13/2018: Alvarado Gallery Show and Reception at the Monterey Conference Center

The Museums and Cultural Arts Commission is happy to announce the inaugural show and reception at the Alvarado Gallery inside the newly reopened Monterey Conference Center.  The show, Monterey Photo Contest, debuted at the Monterey Conference Center Grand Opening Celebration on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

29 January 2018
01/26/2018: Call for Art Exhibition Proposals - Deadline is March 9, 2018

01/26/2018: Call for Art Exhibition Proposals - Deadline is March 9, 2018

The  Museums and Cultural Arts Commission of the City of Monterey invites artists to submit proposals for art exhibitions which will be held in the Alvarado Gallery at the Monterey Conference Center beginning in May 2018.

16 November 2017
11/14/2017: Public Art Auction

11/14/2017: Public Art Auction

The Museums and Cultural Arts Office of the City of Monterey is announcing the opening of a Public Art Auction. The City has released 12 of the 25 pieces of art that were recently de-accessioned from the City of Monterey’s Art Collection. The items were outside the scope of the City’s collection policy. Although many other pieces were able to be placed in other public institutions, these 12 will be publicly auctioned off through Public Surplus.

02 October 2017
10/02/2017: Call for Performers: Deadline 4 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2017

10/02/2017: Call for Performers: Deadline 4 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2017

The Museums and Cultural Arts Commission of the City of Monterey invites acoustic music artists and/or groups to submit proposals for acoustic music concert in Few Memorial Hall for the year 2018.

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