Galleries, museums, and performing arts steeped in tradition
The Monterey Peninsula, one of the West Coast’s earliest artist colonies, holds a deep and meaningful place as a regional school in the larger story of American Impressionism. This land of inspiration also drew authors and musicians, who have carried on a tradition that sets the stage for world-class visual and performing arts in one of the most breathtaking destinations on Earth.
Follow the links below for more information on the Monterey Peninsula culture scene.
In Tempo »»
Six decades ago, The Monterey Jazz Festival unleashed a torrent of talent. It is now the longest continually running music festival in the world...
Bach To The Future »»
Meet California's oldest music celebration: the Carmel Bach Festival.
Portrait Of A Place »»
Monterey Bay's versatile and storied art scene is waiting to be explored.
Shape Shifter »»
Monterey Bay's Steven Whyte has carved out an amazing art legacy in figurative bronze and continues to draw attention for his work along the Central Coast.
Best In The West – Culture »»
2 Rare And Unforgettable Cultural Excursions That You Can Only Experience In Monterey Bay.