New This Year!

Students of the Monterey Institute of Internation Studies translation and interpretation program will provide interpretations of the Art in the Adobes walking tours on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 & 15.  Interpretation will be offered in a variety of languages and could include Chinese, French, German, Japanese

Summer Celebration Dinner & Auction 2013

Please join us for a Summer Celebration Dinner, Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Ferrante Room atop the Monterey Marriot Hotel.

We have received an amazing array of donations from local businesses and supporters of the third annual Art in the Adobes Festival, a community celebration of art, architecture and culture.

Elizabeth Murray Photographs

Panorama of Colored Walls from Cooper-Molera Courtyard

Copyright Elizabeth Murray, “Sense of Place: Monterey Adobes & Gardens,” Nouveau Vintage Series, 2012.


View of Larkin House Sala through Window

Booksigning and Special Presentation at House of Four Winds

House of Four Winds

We are very pleased to add the House of Four Winds to the 2013 Festival. This charming house will be open as part of the self-guided walking tour. Volunteers from the Monterey Women’s Civic Club will guide ticket holders through the original adobe and provide refreshments for visitors.

Exclusive Opening Reception at “Orientations” for All-Access ticket holders.

Time and details to be announced.

Located at the entrance to historic Monterey, the G.T. Marsh Building, built in 1927 by George Turner Marsh, was fashioned after a Northern China Szechuan style compound. Established as an Asian antique store, the building is one of the last significant examples of this form of Chinese architecture.

Buy Your Tickets Now

Tickets for Art in the Adobes Festival may be purchased at several locations and will also be available online.

During the Festival, tickets may be purchased at

  • Friday, Sept 13  at Orientations beginning at 4:30pm prior to the Opening Reception & Preview

An Exclusive Concert by I Cantori di Carmel at historic Museum of Art-La Mirada

Exclusive this year a special concert by I Cantori di Carmel at historic Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada following the opening night reception at Orientations.


Tickets Will Go On Sale Soon!

September 1 is the deadline for early purchase discount tickets! Click here to purchase your All-Access and one day tickets. Tickets will be available for the Friday evening Gala Opening Reception & Preview at Orientations.

Painting the Town - Plein Air Painting Event

"Painting the Town," a plein air art painting event inaugurated last year, is again a significant element in the third annual Art in the Adobes Festival. Plein air painting by local artists will be held during the week-end festival on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15.


Art in the Adobes Coordinating Committee:

Kip Hudson
Director, Old Monterey Foundation

Teresa Del Piero
Chair: Monterey Museum of Art Collectors Guild

Nancy Selfridge
Monterey City Council

Susan Klusmire
Festival Director

Julianne Burton- Carvajal
Historian - Curator