Art Galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Beginning at the turn of the 20th century, artists began flocking to Carmel, where a haven was created for those with an artistic flair, from painters and sculptors to writers and photographers. Inspired by the natural beauty of the coastline and ocean, a unique artists’ paradise was born, and today, that attraction continues for both artists and art lovers alike.

A Carmel art experience encompasses everything from galleries and workshops to tours, events and organizations, all with the purpose of promoting the culture and talents of local artists, as well as those from around the world.

You’ll find over 100 art galleries in Carmel, with one-of-a-kind gems waiting to be discovered. From impressionistic oil paintings to sculpture, photography, and even early California paintings, these studios are brimming with exceptional artwork, the perfect keepsake of a memorable trip to the Monterey Coast.

Experience Thomas Kinkade’s Studio in The Garden, or the fine-art photographs of renowned photographer Robert Knight. Browse eclectic collections, from Weston Gallery to Dawson Cole Fine Art and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. For a touch of whimsy, discover the quirky Dennis Rae Fine Art gallery, featuring the Art of the one-and-only Dr. Seuss.

When you stay with us in the spacious accommodations at Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, Highlands Inn, a world of fine art is at your fingertips, and for an even greater personalized experience, be inspired by the breathtaking Pacific and the Big Sur coastline to create your own masterpiece, whether trying your hand at a drawing or painting, or capturing the landscape with a photo.