CALLING ALL LOCAL ARTISTS!
UPDATE: We no longer accepting submissions. Thank you to all the talented local artists who entered. We will be opening up the voting on our Instagram and in our emails so please be sure to follow and sign up so you can help us choose the final mural concept.
Located in a coastal village long known for its art and creative community, where visitors simultaneously stroll and appreciate original works from both locally known and world-renowned artists, Carmel Plaza felt inspired to identify an opportunity for public art within the Plaza walls—Cue a mural contest.
We are calling all local artists to enter for the chance to have their creative work on display at Carmel Plaza. We are also excited to engage with the community as we will lean on you to help us choose who will be commissioned for this mural opportunity. This is a great opportunity for a local artist to create a one-of-a-kind mural for both Carmel Plaza and Carmel-by-the-Sea visitors to enjoy for years to come.
The designated location for the mural is roughly 8’ x 8’ and located at the top of the stairs, on the North end of the Plaza, between Dutch Door Donuts and Mark Fenwick. This is a prime location for an artist’s creation to be observed by all Plaza visitors.
All local artist are encouraged to enter with one thing in mind—What Does Carmel-by-the-Sea mean to you? Carmel Plaza will display the winning artist’s name and the title given to the mural on the wall for years to come.
After reviewing all of the submissions internally, the top four renderings will then be presented to the community who will ultimately vote and choose the winner.
After a two year pause Carmel Plaza is thrilled to announce the popular Summer Live Music Series is back. Every Friday for the month of July the Plaza is inviting everyone to come enjoy live music by the region’s most talented and popular musicians, sip on premier local wines and experience samplings of savory appetizers from local restaurants including bites from Carmel Burger Bar, one of Carmel Plaza’s newest dining establishments set to open this summer.
The five-week series kicks off Friday, July 1st from 5 – 7 PM, and will continue every Friday through July 29, 2022. In addition to live music, food, and wine, the series guarantees incredible raffle prizes from Carmel Plaza retailers, special extended hours on select stores, and informative opportunities through various local non-profit partnerships. Partnering with a different local non-profit each Friday is something new to the music series—$5 from every food and beverage package sold each Friday will be donated to that afternoon’s non-profit partner.
It is free to attend and enjoy the live entertainment. Food & beverage packages are available for $25. With this $25 purchase one will receive two drink tickets, one food ticket, a raffle ticket and $5 will go to the afternoon’s featured non-profit. You must be 21+ to purchase any package containing drink tickets. We will be asking for id. Additionally, we will also have drink packages available for $15 (includes two drink tickets) as well as the option to purchase a food plate for $5. The packages are cash only.
2022 SUMMER LIVE MUSIC LINEUP
July 1st: Dance to the Money Band, enjoy bites from Carmel Burger Bar (one of Carmel Plaza’s newest restaurants— opening soon) and sips of wine from Hahn Family Wines as well as learn more about, Animal Friends Rescue Project and Max’s Helping Paw Foundation.
July 15th: Dance to Red Beans and Rice, enjoy bites from Links Club and sips of wine from Blair Estate Winery as well as learn more about All In Monterey
July 22nd: Dance to Everyday People, enjoy bites from Café Carmel & Wild Fish Restaurant and sips of wine from Lepe Cellars as well as learn more about Harmony at Home
July 29th: Dance to Chicano All Stars, enjoy bites from Alvarado Street Brewery & Bistro and sips of beer and wine from Alvarado Street Brewery and Scheid Winery as well as learn more about Kindness Monterey
Join Us Weekly For Fresh Air, Movement & Community!
Every Thursday from 11:30am – 12:30pm, Carmel Plaza, in partnership with Seaside Yoga Sanctuary and Pure Barre, is bringing a FREE Wellness Series to Devendorf Park.
The Carmel Plaza Wellness Series is kicking off with a one hour yoga session with Seaside Yoga Sanctuary on Thursday, March 3, 2o22. The following week, March 10th, Pure Barre will be teaching a one hour class in the park. Each week, the two wellness studios will alternate offering FREE classes to the community. Davendorf Park is located directly across from Carmel Plaza on Ocean Ave. We ask that everyone brings their own mat to each class. If you do not have an exercise mat there will be a limited supply available for use.
Before or after your sweat sesh enjoy the Carmel Farmers Market which runs every Thursday from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Sixth Avenue between Junipero and Mission Streets. The Market features local certified organic fresh farm produce, eggs, plants, fresh cut flowers, and specialty items such as olive oil, hummus, pizza and bread.
Seaside Yoga Sanctuary (First class is on 3/3/2022):
Enjoy mindful movement and community as we practice self-care to optimize our own wellness. Each class offers meditation, breathing practices, yoga postures, and relaxation. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary! Don’t forget to bring your mat.
Pure Barre (First class is on 3/10/2022):
Pure Barre is a total-body barre workout that transforms you physically and mentally. Their musically driven group classes focus on low-impact, high-intensity movements that strengthen and tone your body in 50 minutes or less. Don’t forget to bring your mat.
No need to pre-register for this class.
We look forward to seeing you at the Park on Thursdays!
Local Artisans, Local Wine, Local Food, Local Non-Profits… Let’s get together and show some love for our locals!
Join us in celebrating the talented local artisans that make up Sugar Farms Marketplace with an Open House Celebration. But wait, there’s not going to be just ONE Open House Celebration at Sugar Farms Marketplace… There’s going to be THREE!
Sugar Farms is an artisanal marketplace that offers primarily locally sourced gifts that are handmade and/or one-of-a-kind. They offer products for the keen buyer wanting something that is not only unique but also of high-quality. The marketplace, located in the courtyard of Carmel Plaza, features various vendor stalls focusing on each artisan’s creation telling a small story about not just the product but also the creator of the product. This unique shopping experience allows buyers see exactly how the product came to be and by whose hands it was created.
On Friday, February 11th, February 25th and March 11th, from 5PM – 8PM we invite you to meet the artisans, see their creations up close, ask questions, experience the wonder and enjoy yourself while supporting local artisans, sipping local wine from Hahn Family Winery and enjoying tasty small bites from various locations including local favorite, The Cheese Shop. There will also be opportunities to enter fun raffles and giveaways as well as to learn more about a few local non-profits. Details for each night are below:
Friday, February 11th (5PM – 8PM): Artisans Who Pamper! Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend & the one-year anniversary of Sugar Farms Marketplace by attending a spa event featuring local artisans who uniquely create top of the line wellness and beauty products, often by hand.
Featured Non-Profit: Carmel Youth Center. CYC provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community, so all young people acquire the skills, self-confidence, and opportunities to realize their full potential. We strive to meet kids where they are, to take kids where they need to go, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity, regardless of their differences and backgrounds.
Friday, February 25th (5PM – 8PM): Function Art! You don’t just put art on display… You can wear it or use it too. From jewelry to home goods the artisans of Sugar Farms Marketplace make everyday items not only functional but beautiful and unique.
Featured Non-Profit: Harmony at Home . Harmony at Home is a Non-profit agency whose mission is to end the cycles of violence and abuse by empowering children and young adults with the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead healthy and productive lives.
Friday, March 11th (5PM – 8PM): Art Walk! Sip, admire and hopefully shop the beautiful and unique art adorning the walls throughout Sugar Farms Marketplace.
Featured Non-profit: Tatum’s Treehouse. The Tatum’s Garden Foundation exists to cultivate accessible, inclusive play. Inspiring communities to foster abundant play for children of every ability. Tatum’s Treehouse is their next project to bring a second fully inclusive and accessible playground to our community… this time in Carmel Valley.
Mark your calendars for one or all three Fridays and come prepared to have a fun time and to support local!
Carmel Plaza is known for its variety of shops, several dining opportunities and wine tasting selection but what you may not know is Carmel Plaza is also home to two fitness and wellness studios, Seaside Yoga Sanctuary and Pure Barre Carmel-By-The-Sea, both located on the third level.
Learn more about the fitness and wellness studios at Carmel Plaza below.
Pure Barre Carmel-By-The-Sea
OPENING MAY 2019
Pure Barre is a 50 minute, low-impact, high-intensity, full-body workout. Using small isometric movements, they target and work every hard-to-reach muscle to fatigue, causing them to shake and change. They then stretch and lengthen those muscles out, creating long, lean muscles and increased flexibility. Every age, level of physical fitness, every person- can participate in Pure Barre. Their unbeatable technique and empowering instructors will create your strongest self yet. Pure Barre is more than just a workout; it’s a lifestyle. At Pure Barre, women and men of all ages share a sense of community in which they are inspired and empowered by each others’ fitness and lifestyle goals. In addition to classes, Pure Barre also offers exercise apparel and accessories.
Classes begin in early May, schedule can be found at purebarre.com/ca-carmelbythesea, along with founders membership specials of 20% off for life! Follow along on Instagram: @purebarre_carmelbythesea
Yoga keeps the body fit through healthy movement patterns and builds strength, stability, and flexibility. A well balanced practice of postures supports the suppleness of the spine, proper breathing, increased circulation, better sleep, and balance of the nervous system. Yoga also supports stress reduction and a calm and steady mind through meditation and breath awareness.
Yoga can be practiced by anyone. Seaside Yoga Sanctuary, is an instructional based studio to foster a learning environment and support the need of the individual student. Their team of skillful and experienced teachers encourage compassionate self- study and the guidance for a strong and safe practice.
Classes offered range from Gentle, Beginners, and Restorative Yoga, to Hatha, Flow & Level 2/3 classes, and include Prenatal Yoga, Mommy & Me, Kids and Teen yoga classes. They also offer private instruction for individuals and small groups, and yoga for corporate events.
Throughout the year students can deepen their practice and study of yoga through a variety of special events, workshops, and teacher trainings.
For the whole month of April Seaside Yoga Sanctuary is offering a $9 drop-in special. Click Here For Details.
Follow along on Instagram: @SeasideYogaSanctuary
Underground parking is conveniently located on the property between Ocean Ave. and 7th Ave. on Mission St.
We hope to see you at Carmel Plaza soon!