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:
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.
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
The Walter Lee Avery Art Gallery is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. The City of Seaside continues to work collaboratively with local and national agencies to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation. In response to Monterey County Public Health guidelines, preventative measures have been put in place that include closing the gallery until it is deemed safe to re-open. In the meantime please visit our virtual gallery where we will continue to showcase the wonderful talent of our community.
For more information on the Avery Gallery, including how to have artwork displayed, please contact the Seaside Art Program at 831-899-6811.