Carmel Art Galleries


Carmel Art Association Gallery

Founded in 1927, the oldest gallery in Carmel is dedicated solely to presenting the work of artists living on the Monterey Peninsula. This airy and welcoming space also hosts a variety of films, concerts and guest lectures. A local treasure.

Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dolores Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Tel. (831) 624-6176.

Photography West Gallery

This snug warren of rooms featuring handprinted original film stock images of the West Coast is a browser’s delight. The institution also publishes its own monographs and sells a variety of first-edition photography books.

Open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dolores Street - One South of Ocean Avenue. Tel. (831) 625-1587.

Trotter Galleries

Specializing in early California and American paintings, Trotter Galleries exudes a stately, patrician charm. Owners Terry and Paula Trotter offer personal consultations with beginning and advanced collectors, and curate a variety of exhibitions across the country.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Paseo San Carlos Court, on San Carlos Street near Seventh Avenue. Tel. (831) 625-3246.

Jones & Terwilliger Galleries

This exquisite gallery has a broad portfolio of landscapes, figure studies, still lifes and bronzes, and also features a number of internationally recognized painters from Europe and Asia. It focuses on contemporary oil paintings, and has a sister gallery in Palm Desert.

Sixth Avenue between San Carlos and Dolores streets. Tel. (831) 626-9100.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of the February 2015 Hideaway Report under the title "Gallery Highlights."

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