Art walks are a great way to explore a city's art scene while getting some exercise. Many cities have them, but Carmel's is extra special because it takes place in one of the most beautiful towns in America. Carmel-by-the-Sea is known for its quaint shops, stunning architecture, and, of course, its renowned art galleries.
The Carmel Art Walk is a free, self-guided walking tour of the artist-owned galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea. As you peruse the galleries, you'll meet the artists, see their work up close, and learn about their processes. This free, all-ages community event is held on the second Saturday of every month from 4-7 PM, with upcoming dates including September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10.
This year's event features the galleries of 15 incredible local artists. Here's a look at just a few of the many talented artists you'll get to meet from the Carmel Art Walk Schedule 2022.
Raised in the mountains of Big Sur, California, Delia Bradford's career in art was sparked by her parents, both of whom made a living as professional artists. For each painting, she takes an "En Plein Air" approach, using the outdoors as her studio and gathering inspiration from the natural light.
A strong Impressionist painter, Delia begins by blocking large shapes with paint rather than creating a sketch. As she layers on light and dark colors, the depth of her work comes to life. Her work displays a passion for life and nature, evoking a sense of tranquility in every detail. If you're interested in viewing Delia's serene landscape paintings, stop by her studio on 6th Street between Dolores and San Carlos.
An icon in the world of surf photography, Aaron Chang has been capturing the beauty and power of waves for over 40 years. His photographic work has been featured in Surfing Magazine dozens of times, and his impressive resume includes over 100 covers in a range of other worldwide magazines.
Aaron's photography largely emphasizes the ocean, each piece capturing life in spectacular motion. His unique perspective and ability to freeze a moment in time have earned him widespread acclaim. If you're interested in seeing some of Aaron's fine art photography, don't forget to visit his studio on Ocean Avenue between Lincoln and Dolores at the next Carmel Art Walk.
As a mixed-media and collage artist, Jennifer Perlmutter's artwork combines paint and found imagery to create striking pieces. Her philosophy in each painting is to capture the richness and emotions of a "complicated, layered world." This approach is evident in the dynamic composition of her work.
Jennifer's art is largely abstract, combining bold strokes of color and thoughtful textures. However, each piece also contains layers of carefully disguised images and words, adding an element of intrigue that begs for a closer look at the underlying story. Be sure to swing by Jennifer's studio on Dolores between 5th and 6th Streets if you're interested in viewing her artwork up close.
Experience Everything Monterey County Has to Offer
From serene landscapes to dynamic abstractions, the Carmel Art Walk offers a spectacular display of Monterey County's artistic talent. So put on your walking shoes, and explore Carmel-by-the-Sea's thriving art scene!
While the Art Walk only happens once per month, Monterey County has plenty more to do in between events. If you're looking for more ways to discover the arts in the area, check out the 65th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival 2022 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.