The Walter Lee Avery Art Gallery is housed within City Hall. City Hall itself is an architectural landmark for Seaside. The architect was Edward Durrell Stone, a world known architect who also designed the:
- Kennedy Center
- The American Embassy in New Delhi
- Monterey Peninsula, our beautiful Community Hospital
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 individuals participate in monthly exhibits throughout the year highlighting the diversity and excellence of visual artists in Seaside and throughout the Peninsula.
- The general public is welcomed free of charge.
- There is no fee assessed for artists to display their art work as one of the objectives of the gallery is to encourage and promote local artists.
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.