Avery Art Gallery

Walter Lee Avery Art Gallery



The Walter Lee Avery Art Gallery is housed within City Hall at 440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside, CA. City Hall itself is an architectural landmark for Seaside and was designed by the famed architect Edward Durrell Stone, a world known architect who also designed the:


Kennedy Center
The American Embassy in New Delhi
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula 

The Walter Lee Avery Art Gallery, extends along the two twelve-foot wide corridors that lead to the Council Chambers located in the center of the building’s main floor. Two large glass enclosed display cases are also made available each month for the artwork of sculptures, glass blowers, and a wide range of crafts.

About Walter Lee Avery


Walter Lee Avery (1924-2000) was a member of the Seaside Art Commission for 30 years. The Gallery was dedicated in his memory in October 2001 on the City of Seaside’s 46th birthday.

Exhibit's Purpose

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 invitationals 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.

Themed Exhibits


Special themes for exhibits featured during the year include:
  • Adult Art Competitive
  • Black History and Art
  • Seaside Art & History Commission
  • Youth Art

City Hall Hours

City Hall is open to the public from 8:00am until 5:00pm.
You can also still visit our virtual gallery 

Contact Us


For more information on the Avery Gallery, including how to have artwork displayed, please contact the Seaside Art Program at 831-899-6811.

Upcoming Exhibit

Black History Month Registration Now Open

Current Exhibit

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