Best of Monterey Bay® Visitors Guide

ARTS & CULTURE space right next door to the Weekly). While no art can be purchased at Arts4MC headquarters, they are an ultimate art resource and various local pieces are available for sale via their website. 24600 Silver Cloud Ct, Suite 202, Monterey. (831) 622-9060, Alisal Center for the Fine Arts From Aztec dance to visual arts classes, this East Salinas arts organization is committed to a vision of cultural vibrancy. They bring in practicing artists and performers to mentor young people in the arts, resolve and consciousness. Its home is in the Breadbox Rec Center. 745 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas. (831) 758-5715, Ballare Carmel This dance company puts on the annual Carmel Dance Festival, as well as other events that go beyond the discipline of dance, fusing live music and even painting. Expect interesting choreography in some unconventional venues. (310) 923-2766, Carmel Delights Dance Company This group of dancers is known for their provocative, body-positive burlesque shows, but they also incorporate ballet, hip-hop, pole dancing and more into their repertoire. The core members also tour internationally, but also appear regularly on local stages. Carmel Music Society Approaching 100 years and over 500 shows, this esteemed music society founded in 1927 by Dene Denny and Hazel Watrous brings highpowered artistry to the Monterey Peninsula at acoustically resonant venues like Sunset Center. (831) 625-9938, Chamber Music Monterey Bay CMMB has been bringing world-class musicians to perform masterworks, lesser-known gems and new compositions in Monterey County since 1966, primarily at the Sunset Center in Carmel. (831) 625-2212, Ensemble Monterey Chamber Orchestra Since 1992, this nonprofit consortium of local professional musicians has performed classical standards, lesser-known works and contemporary compositions to make classical relevant and accessible to wider Central Coast audiences. Venues include various locations throughout Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. (831) 333-1283, Fernwood Resort Performances are hosted outdoors or indoors at this versatile venue that is also a resort, campground, restaurant and bar. The annual Hipnic music festival sells out well in advance every year. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. (831) 667-2422, 129 BUTTS ARE LITTER KEEP BUTTS OFF STREETS AND BEACHES AND OUT OF STORM DRAINS A HEALTHY MONTEREY BAY BEGINS WITH YOU SEA_Butts Ad_1/3 Pine Cone VG 2018.indd 1 5/16/18 6:39 AM SEA-butts_1-3s_VG23_dg.indd 1 6/7/23 10:17 AM Venture_1-3s_VG23_gk.indd 1 5/8/23 10:42 AM