Celebrate Summer with New Exhibits at Pacific Grove Art Center

Celebrate summer and the New Exhibit Opening at Pacific Grove Art Center on Friday, July 1st from 7-9 p.m. while you enjoy some old school R&B with Glenn Leon-Guerrero on vocals and keyboard.


PGAC Artists’ Exhibit 2022, Gill Gallery


“Pacific Grove Art Center is proud to present a sampling of the creative work generated not only by our studio artists’, but also from our instructors and board members. The Art Center exists to provide our community with a place to experience and express its creative spirit. We support that creative endeavor through a variety of programs and collaborations that give back to the community. A number of these artists contribute through exhibitions, as well as teaching workshops, classes, and volunteering.”  


Mandala  A Journey of the Mind’s Eye – Ellen Henrici, Dyke Gallery


“The birth of stars at the beginning of time was the original inspiration for the mandala paintings. Out of chaos the beautiful order of the universe was formed and this vision lives at the root of my creative process. Within the layers of color, I light upon a focal point from which a dance of rhythm, balance and dimension flows, creating a journey of the mind’s eye.” – Ellen Henrici


Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association (MBPAPA) Signature Members Present - Upon Which We Build, Annand Gallery


The Signature Members paintings in the show will not only showcase the beautiful central coastal scenes but will include the structures that are in the landscapes for an additional challenge. All work will be done in plein Air. Ray Roberts, the esteemed artist from Angels Camp will jury in the selected paintings and then judge the awards.



Tiny Treasures Miniature ShowBoyer Gallery & Small Halls 

Tiny Treasures, PGAC’s annual miniatures fundraiser, showcases an astonishing array of 8” x 10” (or smaller) donated artworks. Mediums include acrylic, watercolor, oil, pastel, photography, textile, collage, mixed media, ceramics and many more. For this artistic bounty we thank our participating artists, who generously support our mission to cultivate the arts within the Monterey area by providing creative experiences that inspire and engage us, touch our hearts, challenge our minds and enrich our lives. Raffle tickets will be available at our July 1st opening, $5 each, 5 for $20 and 15 for $40. Winning tickets will be drawn after August 25th.  

About the Pacific Grove Art Center


The purpose of the Pacific Grove Art Center is to cultivate the arts within the Monterey Peninsula area by providing creative experiences that inspire and engage us, touch our hearts, challenge our minds and enrich our lives.


The Pacific Grove Art Center has four Exhibit Galleries: Nadine Annand, David Henry Gill, Elmarie Dyke and Louise Cardeiro Boyer. It features a variety of art forms including Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Encaustic, Fabric Arts, Mixed Media and more.  Exhibits change every other month celebrated with a First Friday New Exhibit Opening and a First Friday Gallery Night (pre-COVID).


The Pacific Grove Art Center also features seventeen Professional Artist Studios, Art and Movement classes for adults, After School, Summer, Weekend and art classes for kids 8 – 17 (including some scholarship opportunities), creative opportunities for teens, and music, food and cultural events are held throughout the year. PGAC is also the home of the Peninsula Ballet Center. The beautiful historic galleries are available to rent for a special occasion.


Since 1969, Pacific Grove Art Center has been a community-based nonprofit seeking to enhance art appreciation and encourage the creation of art. With the desire to have art available to everyone, PGAC has held low-cost classes, free exhibits, and offered reduced rent for artist’s studios for over 50 years. Both emerging and established artists are professionally shown in their historic galleries, and large group shows can provide the first step into the art world for many. Through generous donations, grants, and hundreds of volunteer hours, the Pacific Grove Art Center continues its mission today.


All donations are deeply appreciated, especially during these continued challenging times. Become a member and receive the informative newsletter keeping you in the loop of all the community events, exhibit openings and cultural offerings they have to share.


The Pacific Grove Art Center, located at 568 Lighthouse in Pacific Grove, is open Wednesday – Friday from Noon to 5 pm and Saturday from Noon to 4 pm. For more information, call 831-375-2208, email generalinfopgac@gmail.com or go to the website, www.pgartcenter.org.