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


The City of Monterey, Museums and Cultural Arts Commission, and the Monterey Conference Center are pleased to announce the current Alvarado Gallery exhibit: "Balancing Cultures" featuring the photography of Jerry Takigawa, an independent photographer, designer, and writer.

After being featured at the New Orleans Photo Alliance (in celebration of winning the 2017 Clarence John Laughlin Award), at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, and at Center for Photographic Arts’ “State of the Art” exhibition at the R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz, Jerry Takigawa’s “Balancing Cultures” examines the arc of Takigawa’s early family history with a focus on their incarceration in the American WWII concentration camps. Initially an identity project in search of details to a 40-year silence surrounding the camps, this series grew to inspire conversations about racism, hysteria, and economic exploitation—resonating with current events and politics.

The exhibit will be on display November 30, 2018 to February 18, 2019 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