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Art Galleries

Initially founded as a Bohemian art community, Carmel-by-the-Sea is now home to over 100 art galleries with art provided by many local artists. These galleries primarily feature paintings, though it is not uncommon for both photography and sculptures to be seen as well.

For both the standard viewer and art enthusiasts alike, the artistic creations displayed in Carmel-by-the-Sea, provide tough competition for the abundant Cypress trees, pristine beaches, and towering seaside cliffs that have come to define the area. This comes as no surprise when considering the fact that Carmel’s artist community is world renowned. Influential artists such as painter Armen Hansen and photographer Ansel Adams are just two names that have helped shape this once modest artist community into the mecca that it is today.

Come experience this wide assortment of artist owned studios and galleries displaying only the highest quality classical and modern art from around the world. You will surely have a wonderful time experiencing new pieces and discussing them with the artists no matter how familiar or knowledgeable you are with art. With over 100 galleries, there is something in Carmel-by-the-Sea for art fans of all types and backgrounds.