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

Monterey Photo Contest

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.

Thirty seven photographers submitted 113 photos to the City of Monterey's first online photo contest. Participants joined in 

celebrating Monterey's beauty and community. They captured Monterey’s stunning landscapes and seascapes, historical and 

urban architecture, active people and vibrant community life.

The public selected the “People’s Choice” and a panel of three visual arts professionals selected the “Judges’ Choice” – 

both of which make up this exhibit. Come see the winning images, learn about the winning photographers, and enjoy all the submitted images, through April 25, 2018.




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