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Mission Statement: To advance the knowledge of and interest in art and to create and promote a spirit of cooperation and fellowship between Artists and the people.
The Big Idea
The entrance restoration will create a welcoming environment for all who enter to view local professional artists’ work and enjoy an artistic atmosphere with the best of Carmel’s art for 90 years.
The Carmel Art Association represents over 100 local, professional artists. We celebrate our 90th anniversary this year. Over the past five years the CAA has gone through interior renovations that have brought our historic building back to its intended nature while updating energy efficiency and visual aesthetics. The Entry Gallery conveys our first impression to the public and will be the final phase in our major renovations. The ceiling will be raised, posts removed and office enclosed, opening up this initial introduction to the world-renowned historic Carmel Art Association. Described by valued friends and visitors as the portal to all of California art history and an educational first look at what art is about, this new entrance will reflect a welcoming learning experience, a trusted social venue, and home of Monterey County’s most renowned living artists.
The Carmel Art Association is the joy of our Carmel visits! It serves as a portal back to Early California art history, and yet is a present-day gallery where art novices and collectors alike can view and purchase the best work by today’s local artists. It’s a place where you can relax, take your time, browse, and ask questions of the friendly, knowledgeable staff. It’s the first place we go on our frequent Carmel visits.
— Grace Atwater, Stockton