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East Garrison moving forward!

The East Garrison project is an adaptive reuse of a historic district on the former Ft. Ord military base in Monterey County, California. The pedestrian-friendly development will include 1400 homes, a town center and an arts district. The new town is growing at a great clip and building can’t keep up with demand for houses in Phase II of the project. The Arts District will be built in Phase III. Our work with the County, the developer, and Artspace Projects, Inc. continues.

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2018 Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour

Art Where It Starts

Registration is now open for the 2018 Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour - an annual, self-guided tour of artist studios and exhibition spaces across the county. The tour will take place in Peninsula, Coastal and Carmel Valley locations on September 29 & 30; and in Salinas, Salinas Valley, and North & South County locations on October 6 & 7. Artists are invited to open their studios both weekends, for no additional fee. Tour hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Tour Exhibition including one work of art by each participant will take place at the Walter Lee Avery Gallery at Seaside City Hall, from September 10 through October 25. Click here for more information and registration forms


Dear Friends of Arts Habitat;

Thank you for your support connecting and collaborating with artists and arts organizations in Monterey County. Your contributions help us foster a dynamic, growing arts community, while leading the way to a thriving center for the arts at East Garrison at the former Fort Ord. For over 25 years, the goal has always been to create affordable live/work space for artists, and the need is as great as ever.

Please consider making a donation to Arts Habitat and make it possible for us to continue our work for artists and the arts community of Monterey County.  Read more

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