The Walter Lee Avery Art Gallery is housed within City Hall at 440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside, CA. City Hall itself is an architectural landmark for Seaside and was designed by the famed architect Edward Durrell Stone, a world known architect who also designed the:
The City of Seaside’s Art Program emphasis is to showcase local (this is most of Monterey County) artists in an effort to encourage participation in visual arts. Youth shows, group shows and invitationals participate in monthly exhibits throughout the year highlighting the diversity and excellence of visual artists in Seaside and throughout the Peninsula.
To schedule arrangements for exhibits or to have your work included as an individual you can contact 831-899-6811.
The Art in Public Places Program is directed, in part, towards developing and upgrading the City of Seaside’s permanent art collection through acquisitions.
The quality of life of the community is greatly enhanced by high quality Public art. Therefore, it is the intent and purpose of the following to set forth a policy regarding the acquisitions and installation of public art. It is further intended for the City of Seaside through its Art in Public Places Program to celebrate its artistic heritage, embrace its cultural responsibilities and guarantee its future generations a rich artistic legacy.
The principal goals for acquiring and displaying works of art on public property are:
Equal opportunity to exhibit is afforded all interested individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, nationality, origin or handicap. The talent and ability of the artist are the only criteria considered in the selection process.