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MMA Block Party

April 15, 12:00 pm4:00 pm

Join us for the Inaugural Block Party, a free all-day festival celebrating Monterey’s vast and vibrant arts community. Visitors will be delighted by a variety of art experiences designed for families and adults, including temporary art installations; free exhibition tours; art-making activities; artist, food and drink vendors; and live entertainment. 


Saturday, April 15

12:00 – 4:00 pm

MMA Pacific Street


DANCE PARTY, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Ages 21+, Tickets on sale now!


Presented by the Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation.

Featured Installation Artist

Amy Burkman


Food & Beverages Creators 

Captain + Stoker, Eddison & Melrose, Miss Lippe’s Dumpling Party, Michelaguas Tacos, Mmm Churros, Oli’s Cheesesteaks


Art Experiences with Local Artists, Artisans, and Community Organizations 

Marie Clare Studio, Fleurs du Soleil, Johnny Wicks, Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild, Monterey High School Crafters Collective, Arts Abilities, Arts Council for Monterey County, Cherry Center for the Arts & Tor House Foundation, Monterey Public Library, National Steinbeck Center, Youth Arts Collective (YAC) 


Stage Performances 

River Voices, Dianne Lyle’s DiFranco Dance Project, Pagrovia Music, Three Twenty Five, Gabi Bravo, Thinking Out Loud Finalists (Spoken Word), Gin Fragonard, Johan Sotelo, Sensory TRiBE 


Delightful Pop-Ups 

KAZU, Magic Bill, Nitrocycle, Peace of Mind Pet Walks


In the Museum

Artist Led Tours – Elizabeth Barlow and Susan Manchester

Low Sensory Room 

Museum Tours in Spanish

Sketching Demonstration with artist Erin E. Hunter



Old Monterey Foundation Plein Aire Painters

MSHPA – Casa Gutierrez Open for Touring

Colton Hall Bears – Drawing Party 

Jo Mora Day – Monterey History and Art Association