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Tenaya Lake - Photo by Gene Anderson

Current Exhibits Open from January 9, 2015 through February 26, 2015

Conservation will be the emphasis of new art works at the Pacific Grove Art Center’s first 2015 exhibit. A free, public reception will premiere the art on Friday, Jan, 9 from 7-9 pm at the Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave. in Pacific Grove.

New exhibiting artists include Marte Thompson, Gene Anderson, Larise Baker, Ethan Estess, the Santa Cruz Oil Painters, and the Pacific Grove Community High School. The exhibit will include paintings, photography, basketry, and recycled art, with an emphasis on conservation.

The Art Center’s Jan. 9 opening also will debut improvements in the Art Center, completed during their end-of-the-year closure from 5 pm Dec. 18 until the Jan. 9 opening. The Art Center is always free and open to the public from noon to
5 pm Wednesday through Saturday, and from 1-4 pm on Sundays.

View art from the current exhibits

Downtown Butterfly Art Installation Project

In an effort to beautify Downtown Pacific Grove, honor the beginning of the Monarch Butterfly Season, bring energy and color to downtown, The Downtown Business Improvement District, with cooperation from the Pacific Grove Art Center, Artisana Gallery and Butterfly Gift Shop, is debuting an art installation project featuring our local artist’s vision of this timeless Pacific Grove icon.

A total of 50 of the painted, wood butterflies will be attached to each of the light poles throughout Downtown until the end of the wintering season. Locals and visitors will be able to find the butterflies through an interactive map, then vote for their favorite at participating downtown businesses. The winner will receive a special award from the City of Pacific Grove.

Then, each one of the beautiful works will be auctioned off at a special end of season event with the proceeds benefiting the Pacific Grove Art Center.

Click here for a PDF with all the information for artists who are interested in applying for a butterfly “canvas”.

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