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Nov 11 - Dec 31, 2021

Carl Cherry Center for the Arts


The mission of the Cherry Center is to enrich and develop the quality and diversity of artistic, educational and cultural programs in Monterey County by encouraging public programs and interactions between artists and the community. Therefore, the Cherry Center theater and art gallery provide exposure and support to emerging and established artists, dramatists, writers, educators and musicians. Central to the Cherry Center’s mission is the encouragement of an ever-deeper understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art and theater by the diverse audiences that it serves.

The Big Idea

Carl Cherry Center for the Arts works to help develop high-quality (and quantity) artistic, educational programing in Monterey County, working with artists to engage with the community in progressive, positive ways and providing exposure and support to emerging artists. This year they need assistance from Monterey County Gives! in some of the infrastructure behind the scenes: restoring their building and grounds to create a place where creativity and art can thrive. The Carl Cherry Center hopes to renovate the garden with native plants and create an inspiring space.

July 13, 2021 Dear Robert, ....I am even more grateful for all you do to support the teen artists and writers in our county!. My students are thrilled to be part of your annual showcase of events--and honestly, this part year's online exhibit and reading enabled over 150 Monterey High School students to participate in a show in a professional gallery! For 99% of the students, this was their first-time ever to exhibit! The results were LIFE CHANGING...."

- Martha Tockin

Attention Monterey County Nonprofits

Monterey County Gives! launches November 10th, 2022.

The RFP for 2022 is now closed.