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Nov 11 - Dec 31, 2021

Carmel Art Association


To advance the knowledge of and interest in art and create a spirit of cooperation and fellowship between artists and the people.

The Big Idea

The Carmel Art Association is all about fostering relationships between artist and audience to promote knowledge and interest in the art world. The nonprofit serves the community through events, exhibitions and shows with artists that are local and beyond, including local high school students. As they enter their 95th year, their Big Idea has to do with infrastructure, not art: They are looking to make improvements to the building’s aging plumbing system. Repairing these issues will allow them to start off the season on a solid footing and turn their focus to the art on the walls.

Over the years the Carmel Art Association has informed our appreciation of art and enriched our lives. Each visit is a new experience: new paintings and sculptures, new themed exhibits, and once a year, new artists. From the knowledgeable staff we receive an education about art mediums, techniques and art history in general. We enjoy the public monthly artist's reception - an opportunity to talk with artists directly about their art or their lives - it is a precious education and a window into the world of those who create for a livelihood. We often bring guests to the CAA and the response is always one of delight and excitement!

- Karen Bustillo

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