Carmel Visual Arts was established to build a space where art education, creation and exhibition can be fully explored by artists and the community. Their gallery exhibits local artwork and photography for you to explore and begin or add to your collection. Carmel Visual Arts is Located in the The Barnyard Shopping Center. Carmel Visual Arts offer art classes and art/photography workshops for the beginner through professional artist. As Carmel River Inn is a near by neighbor we offer a discounted rate to students who take classes/workshops with Carmel Visual Arts. Contact Carmel Visual Arts for more information.
Neighbors and Events
Carmel River Inn is a proud partner of Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting CO. (CVCRC) serving their coffee in our lobby. CVCRC is the only Certified Organic coffee roasting company on the Monterey Peninsula. CVCRC operates seven coffee house on the Monterey Peninsula. You can order their favorite beans on the CVCRC website.
The Crossroads is located in Carmel at the gateway to the remarkable Big Sur coastline. The Crossroads is a short 15 minutes drive from Monterey 2 minute drive from downtown Carmel-by-the Sea and walking distance from Carmel River Inn. Crossroads is our neighbor, a perfect shopping and dining destination for guests. Home to over 50 shops and all your needs and desires. A full directory and map are available on their website.
The Basilica of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel Mission) is the second of the 21 California missions and is located 5 minutes away from Carmel River Inn. Founded by F. Junipero Serra in 1770, San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission was originally found in Monterey, it was quickly decided that Carmel-by-the-Sea was a more appropriate location for its purpose. The fledgling establishment was moved to the Rio Road site in 1771 and the Carmel Mission was dedicated in 1797. San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission is considered the most authentically restored Franciscan mission, and despite tits many events and services, the Carmel Mission’s courtyard and gardens are peaceful places to meditate or rest. Self-guided and docent-led tours are available; →
Monterey Car Week is a unique event not to be missed. This special automotive week is full of exciting events, auto shows, rallies, concours, and car auctions that ends on Sunday at the world famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. For a full schedule of events please visit www.seemonterey.com/events. Below are few of our favorite events during this week August 15-20, 2017. Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion The opportunity to watch classic cars race on one of the finest racetracks should not be missed. See historic cars in motion at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Watch the races on Thursday-Sunday, August 17-20 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm every day. Tickets can be purchased at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca website. Auto Shows →