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About The Pacific Grove Art Center

We have:
•   Four Exhibit Galleries: Nadine Annand - David Henry Gill - Elmarie Dyke - Louise Cardeiro Boyer (Click a link to view them)
•   A variety of art forms: Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Encaustic, Fabric Arts, Mixed Media and more
•   Exhibits change every other month celebrated with a First Friday Gala Opening

•   Seventeen Professional Artist Studios
•   Art and Movement classes for adults
•   After School, Weekend and Summer art classes for kids 8 - 17
•   Creative opportunities for teensMusic and cultural events throughout the year

We are the home of the Peninsula Ballet CenterSince 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 40 years. Emerging to established artists are professionally shown in our historic galleries, and large group shows can provide the first step into the art world for many. Through generous donations, grants, and hundreds of volunteered hours, the Art Center continues its mission today.

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Our beautiful historic galleries are available to rent for your special occasion.

Board of Directors:

Adrianne M. Jonson, President/Chair
Misha Pavlov, Board 1st Vice President
Karen Owen, Board Secretary
Amanda Menefee, Board Treasurer
Michaela Kuenster, Board Member
Brendan Esons, Board Member
Suzy Palomares, Board Member
Sam Payne, Board Member

Encouraging Art Appreciation
Pacific Grove Art Center
Phone: 831-375-2208
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PGAC Mission and Vision Statement

We at the Pacific Grove Art Center believe that experience in the arts nurtures personal growth and enhances the creative capacity of our lives. It brings us together in building community as well as nurturing economic vitality. We believe that creativity is sparked in an environment of possibilities and support a variety of programs and collaborations that fuel that spark.

Our mission is to cultivate the arts throughout the Monterey area, creating experiences that inspire and engage us, touch our hearts, challenge our minds and enrich our lives. 

Our Values and Beliefs
We believe in being a vibrant cultural center and an economic enhancement for our community.
We believe in providing opportunities for shared artistic experiences and in encouraging artistic development for emerging and established artists.
We believe in providing opportunities that foster communication, education, diversity and community.
We believe in igniting the creative energy of our youth through the arts.
We believe in providing an engaging environment.
We appreciate the support of our members, the value our audiences, the talent of our artists, the generosity of our funders, the dedication of our staff, board and volunteers.