Discover the Creative Soul of Carmel-by-the-Sea at the Meet the Makers Art & Wine Walk

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a haven for creative souls, where artists, writers, and innovators have found inspiration for over a century. Get ready to be enchanted by the artistic, viticultural, and culinary wonders of our coastal paradise at the Meet the Makers Art & Wine Walk on October 14, 2023.

Engaging with Local Artists

Get up close and personal with artists reigniting Carmel's artistic legacy through their creations.

Indulge in an enchanting evening as you wander through 17 locally owned art galleries in Carmel's village. Amidst distinctive blue lanterns, explore the Aaron Chang Gallery, Bennett Sculpture Gallery, Carmel Art Association, Delia Bradford Gallery, and many more.

Discover the stories behind the artworks and engage with talented artists who continue to inspire the local community. From breathtaking contemporary pieces to timeless sculptures, each gallery promises a unique and immersive artistic experience.

Allow your senses to be captivated by the colors, textures, and visions that have made Carmel a hub for creativity throughout the years. Immerse yourself in Carmel's artistic tapestry with your thought-provoking questions or insightful comments that might uncover new artistic depths.

Exploring Monterey County's Finest Wines

Embark on a tantalizing journey through Monterey County's diverse terroir with wines crafted by esteemed local winemakers.

Experience the art of winemaking with a curated selection from some of Monterey County's most prestigious wineries. Sip on the expertise of award-winning CRŪ Winery, highly regarded Comanche Cellars, and the captivating wines of Caraccioli Cellars.

Breathe in the essence of Monterey's vineyards with every glass as you savor JR Wathan Wine, Galipeau Cellars, or the renowned J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines. Let each vintage take you on a remarkable journey through the terroir, showcasing the unique character and flavors of our region.

Whether you prefer a crisp Chardonnay, a bold Cabernet Sauvignon, or artfully crafted Pinot Noir, this wine tasting extravaganza will expand your palette and indulge your senses. Share your wine impressions or ask our winemakers insightful questions as you uncork the finest wines Monterey County has to offer.

Savoring Carmel's Culinary Delights

Elevate your palate with delectable bites from Carmel's talented culinary artisans.

Treat your taste buds to chef-inspired creations and handcrafted delicacies that make Carmel an epicurean paradise. Sink your teeth into the artisanal fare from the beloved Nut Hut and experience the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of Carmel Caramels.

Pop into What's Popp'n Popcorn and sample their eclectic blend of addictive flavors, ideal for snacking on while exploring the village. Delight in the exceptional talent of the Salinas Valley chefs specializing in farm-to-table cuisine at Rule of Thumb Eatery, and experience firsthand why Carmel boasts remarkable epicurean delights.

Let the flavors dance on your palate as you savor each exquisite bite, elevating your culinary experience to new heights. Feel free to share your favorite flavor combinations or seek recommendations for any hidden gastronomic gems that might pique your curiosity.


Carmel's Meet the Makers Art & Wine Walk offers a truly captivating experience that celebrates the vibrant artistic and culinary spirit of our coastal paradise. From engaging with local artists and exploring exceptional art galleries to savoring Monterey County's finest wines and indulging in delectable bites, every moment is a feast for the senses.

Join us on October 14, 2023, and immerse yourself in the beauty and creativity that define Carmel-by-the-Sea. Experience the magic firsthand, engage with our artistic community, and make lasting memories as you discover the diverse talents and passions that make our village a sanctuary for creativity. Don't miss this extraordinary event that seamlessly blends art, wine, and culinary wonders against the picturesque backdrop of Carmel's coastal charm.


Can children attend the Art & Wine Walk?

Due to the focus on wine tasting and the event's adult-oriented nature, the Art & Wine Walk is primarily tailored for adults over the legal drinking age. Visitors may freely explore the art galleries throughout the village with individuals of all ages.

Is there a dress code for the event?

There is no specified dress code for the Art & Wine Walk. However, we recommend comfortable attire and walking shoes as you will be exploring various art galleries and tasting rooms throughout the village.

Are tickets required for the art galleries?

Good news! Exploring the art galleries during the Art & Wine Walk is completely free of charge. Attendees can wander through the galleries for a captivating art experience without purchasing tickets.

How can I purchase wine tasting tickets?

You can purchase wine tasting tickets for $45 per person. The tickets grant you access to participate in the wine tasting portion of the Art & Wine Walk, where you can enjoy curated selections from Monterey County's esteemed winemakers.

Is parking available near the event?

Parking is available throughout Carmel's downtown area and near the event location. However, it is recommended to arrive early to secure convenient parking spots, as the Art & Wine Walk attracts visitors from near and far. Consider carpooling or utilizing taxi services to make your experience stress-free.

Can I bring my own wine glass?

Wine glasses will be provided at the wine tasting stations during the Art & Wine Walk. However, if you have a preferred wine tasting glass, you are welcome to bring it along to enhance your personal enjoyment of the event.

Will there be live entertainment at the event?

While the Art & Wine Walk primarily focuses on showcasing local artists, winemakers, and culinary artisans, there may be live entertainment scattered throughout the event. Stay tuned for any updates and enjoy the enchanting atmosphere as you explore the event.

How will the event support education in Carmel?

A portion of the ticket proceeds from the Art & Wine Walk will be allocated to the Monterey Wines Foundation and Scholarship Fund. Your participation not only promises an unforgettable experience but also contributes to a future of learning and growth in our community as we support education.

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pets are generally not allowed inside the participating art galleries or tasting rooms. However, you can always explore the enchanting village and outdoor areas of Carmel with your furry friends, ensuring they are on a leash and that you clean up after them. Alternatively, consider making pet-friendly arrangements ahead of time.

Is the event wheelchair accessible?

The Art & Wine Walk aims to be as inclusive as possible, and many of the participating locations are wheelchair accessible. However, it's always best to check with individual venues or reach out to the event organizers for any specific accessibility concerns prior to attending.

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