Founded in 1927, the oldest gallery in Carmel is dedicated solely to presenting the work of artists living on the Monterey Peninsula. This airy and welcoming space also hosts a variety of films, concerts and guest lectures. A local treasure.
Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dolores Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Tel. (831) 624-6176.
This snug warren of rooms featuring handprinted original film stock images of the West Coast is a browser’s delight. The institution also publishes its own monographs and sells a variety of first-edition photography books.
Open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dolores Street - One South of Ocean Avenue. Tel. (831) 625-1587.
Specializing in early California and American paintings, Trotter Galleries exudes a stately, patrician charm. Owners Terry and Paula Trotter offer personal consultations with beginning and advanced collectors, and curate a variety of exhibitions across the country.
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Paseo San Carlos Court, on San Carlos Street near Seventh Avenue. Tel. (831) 625-3246.
This exquisite gallery has a broad portfolio of landscapes, figure studies, still lifes and bronzes, and also features a number of internationally recognized painters from Europe and Asia. It focuses on contemporary oil paintings, and has a sister gallery in Palm Desert.
Sixth Avenue between San Carlos and Dolores streets. Tel. (831) 626-9100.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of the February 2015 Hideaway Report under the title "Gallery Highlights."