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Arts Habitat

Mission

Arts Habitat connects and collaborates with artists and arts organizations in Monterey County to foster a dynamic, growing community, while leading the way to a thriving center for the arts at East Garrison.

The Big Idea

Arts Habitat connects and collaborates with artists and arts organizations in Monterey County to foster a dynamic community, while leading the way to cultivate a thriving new center for the arts at East Garrison. Their Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour is a free, two-weekend event that welcomes the public into artists’ studios to meet artists and see art where it starts, building a connection between artists and community members. The 29th annual tour is scheduled for the weekends of May 9-10 and 16-17, 2020. Participating artists are invited to submit one piece of their work to be included in the tour exhibition in April at the Pacific Grove Art Center. Arts Habitat also offers several exhibition spaces for use by artists who do not have studios (or whose studios are not suitable for the public).

For me, creating art is by nature a solitary act, but my ultimate intention is to communicate and share my vision. The Artists Open Studio Tour allows me to take that next step, and to communicate directly with tour attendees and share my vision. It is very satisfying to meet the people who buy your work, and later imagine looking out from the new wall where it hangs, into the new life it is living.

- Kate Warthen

We Did It, Together!

Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful.

Look for the 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) in the Monterey County Weekly this June/July. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.

Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.