Category Archives: Past Events

“Save the Angels” Auction & Reception: December 5

A fundraiser to restore the historic
“Monterey Christmas Angels”

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Reception: 6–9 p.m.; Auction: 7:30 p.m.
Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza
Free admission

Wind, water and sun have battered the Angels that grace downtown Monterey each holiday season and we need your help to restore them. To raise funds for the restoration, Old Monterey Foundation and The Colton Hall Museum and Cultural Arts Commission have joined forces to host a “Save the Angels” Auction. Inspired by the historic Angels, 20 renowned local artists have created new Angels, each six-feet tall, in their own distinct styles that will be auctioned to benefit the restoration.

To see all 20 angels, search for “Sneak a Peek” on this website. Or see them on display at the Museum of Monterey starting December 2.

For more Angel information please call (831) 346-3030

Click the button below to make a tax deductible donation
towards restoration of the Monterey Angels

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Enjoy Plein Air Painting at Art in the Gardens – September 12 and 13, 2015

The Monterey Peninsula has long been known as source of inspiration for artists of all types and mediums. From the novels of Robert Louis Stevenson and John Steinbeck to the prose of Robinson Jeffers, fans of the written word can walk the same trails and fields that inspired some of literature and poetry’s great masters. While the great names in painting may have called other places home, they, like countless other artists have used this beautiful landscape as their muse.

Carol Gray - artist and instructor Barbara Norton at work

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The 2015 Marcia Devoe Fund Lecture Series: Armin Hansen, November 13

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Continuing our well received lecture program from last year, Old Monterey  Foundation is pleased to announce our 2015 Marcia F. DeVoe lectures for July 23, August 7, and November 13,  2015.  All lectures are at 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building, 499 Pierce Street,  Monterey.  Admission is free but plan to come early as we were standing room only during our 2014 lecture series. Continue reading The 2015 Marcia Devoe Fund Lecture Series: Armin Hansen, November 13

LANGUAGE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD CULTURAL FESTIVAL

The Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival on May 2 and 3, 2015.  The event was organized by the City of Monterey to recognize and celebrate the rich cultural history of Monterey and the expert array of educational institutions in Monterey dedicated to language learning.  The two day event began with a parade/procession down Alvarado Street to the Custom House Plaza, where the remainder of the Festival took place.  This first Festival was a great success and will be promoted into the future. Continue reading LANGUAGE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD CULTURAL FESTIVAL

2015 ART IN THE GARDENS – PLEIN AIRE (September 12 & 13)

ColtonHallART IN THE GARDENS The Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to announce that its series of Plein Air events continues this year with “Art in the Gardens” September 12 & 13. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. PleinAirSaturday, September 12th:  11 AM – 4 PM:

  • Local artists paint in and around the historic gardens of Old Monterey.
  • Docents and gardeners interpret and explain the creation and maintenance of each garden featured.
  • Information area in Sensory Garden (Olivier Street, outside Picket Fence) will feature maps of gardens for use by attendees.
  • Tickets on sale for a drawing to win original paintings donated by participating artists.

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