Dolores Street & 5th Avenue Fifth and Sixth Avenues Carmel, CA 93923 +1 831 624 0535
Of all the modern art galleries in Carmel by the Sea, this is the oldest one. For more than three decades now, the owner has amassed a collection of sculpture by artists working in a variety of media. Bronze, glass, water, paper, stone and even kinetic sculptures are all on display here, with more than 25 artists represented. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, and the place has been deemed a must-see by many guidebooks. Anyone even slightly interested in sculpture will find something here to delight.
Dolores Street Ocean and Seventh Street Carmel, CA 93921 +1 831 624 3643
The proprietor of this store traversed Asia for nearly three decades to bring the American public an incredible selection of artifacts from every possible nook and cranny of that continent. Upon crossing the threshold of this place, you will be transported to the Silk Road in China, a Tibetan monastery, and the opium dens of Southeast Asia all at once. With a collection that rivals most museums, it is a unique environment in which to display the hundreds of items he has for sale. Anyone interested in Asian antiquities should make a point of visiting.
Ocean Avenue and Mission Street Carmel, CA 93923 +1 831 626 1617
Whether it be the vivid paintings of Harold Hitchcock or the sweeping provocative imagery of contemporary Spanish master Roya, this gallery will stun you with its illuminating selection of works. The gallery itself seems more like a museum, with its extensive painting collection including works by artists James Leonard, Marton Vara and Mukomberanwa. A must for any discriminating collector, this is also a great place for the beginner. Whether you are a casual fan or an experienced connoisseur, this gallery will charm you with its colorful appeal.
Also known as Mission Carmel Basilica and more formally, as Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo, this was the second of the nine missions founded by Father Junipero Serra. The area was originally chosen for its agricultural possibilities in 1771, but the temperate climate and exquisite landscape soon made it Father Serra's favorite. Indeed, he is buried, as per his wishes, in front of the church's main altar. The building, which fell into ruins in the 19th Century and has since been completely restored, exhibits classic Mission-style, fortress-like architecture, with thick, bougainvillea-covered adobe walls and a central courtyard. A Moorish-style bell tower contains nine bells and is open to the public. Though some may find the climb up the steep staircase taxing, the views from that vantage point are magnificent.
Dolores Street and Ocean Avenue Between Ocean Avenue and Seventh Street Carmel, CA 93923 +1 800 336 4014
This stunning gallery was named 'Business of the Year' and 'Best Gallery in Carmel' by the Carmel Business Association in 1998. The selection here is exceptional. It has been family operated for a quarter of a century and now spans an enormous 4,000-square-foot space, where it displays the works of nearly 50 painters and sculptors including Christa Kieffer, Heidi Presse, Andre Balyon and Richard Weers. The amazing selection at this gallery attracts locals as well as tourists.
Ocean Avenue Between Dolores and Lincoln Streets Carmel, CA 93921 +1 831 622 7110
Including the work of Sigurd Rakel, Joan Miro, Bruno Bruni, Hartmut Rueger and many others, this exhilarating gallery features an extensive and lively collection of European contemporary art. Most of the collection consists of oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolors, with a selection of sculpture added in as a bonus. All works are of the type that gain monetary value with time. It is an excellent collection and one that should be included on any gallery tour of the area. Painting connoisseurs especially will enjoy the place.
Sixth Avenue and San Carlos Street Carmel, CA 93921 +1 831 625 0464
More than just another stop on Carmel's art gallery circuit, this lovely little place features paintings and fine art by many masters from the last two centuries. The gallery specializes in French works with paintings by Antoine Blanchard, Edouard Cortes, Marcel Dyf and E.G. LaLoue. Other nationalities are also represented. The gallery showcases landscapes by Michael Wheeler and William Slaughter. It is a must-see on any art lover's trip to Carmel.
Dolores Street Between Ocean Avenue and Seventh Avenue Carmel, CA 93921
Marc Zimmerman's personal gallery is a great place to visit when you're in Carmel. You can even watch the artist at work! His paintings, in the magical realism style, are all based on food and wine, which are the painter's two other interests. For more than 30 years, the artist has been creating these unique paintings. He has been commissioned by several restaurants to enhance their decor. Stop by this incredible gallery and see the wonderful paintings that cover its walls.
17 Mile Drive (at Lighthouse Avenue) Pebble Beach, CA 93953 +1 831 373 3304
One of the most scenic drives anywhere in the world, this stretch of highway runs between Pacific Grove and Carmel. You will see incredible beaches, six golf courses and more mansions than you can count. You will drive by several epicurean restaurants, all of which will refund the USD8 toll fee that you pay to drive this road. Pedestrians and cyclists can enter for free. The road snakes its way like a serpent, along the California coast and then through the Del Monte Forest. This drive is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Monterey Peninsula. Bring lots of film. See website for visitor details.
Dolores Street and 6th Street Fifth and Sixth Streets Carmel, CA 93923 +1 831 625 5636
At this gallery you will find some incredible paintings and sculptures by internationally renowned artists from around the globe. The curators are very discerning about which pieces they collect and install in their gallery. Whether it be Pradzynski's urban realism, Volkov's original oils or Richard Satava's elegant vases, this fine collection is a must-see on any art gallery tour of the Carmel area. The gallery also hosts special events.
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Adventurous collectors flock to this store that is jam packed
with exotic and unusual artifacts from Asia. The store itself is exquisite, with pristine glass cases and tables showcasing a wide variety of textiles, metal works, lacquer ware, ceramics, ...
Here you will find watercolors and oil paintings by a
number of contemporary European artists, from Nora Buzek to Anatoli Belokoni to Jacobus Bass to Hugo Helder. There is a wide variety of material here. If your preference is ...