The Block Party
Saturday, April 15, 2023
BLOCK PARTY, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
All Ages, FREE
DANCE PARTY, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Ages 21+, Tickets $25
The Monterey Museum of Art is passionate about supporting our region’s vibrant art scene and bringing community together through participatory art experiences. The Inaugural Block Party, a new public arts festival in historic downtown Monterey, brought together over 3,000 visitors at the daytime festival and 400 visitors at the evening Dance Party. With nearly 40 collaborating artists, artisans, vendors, performers, and organizations, the public arts festival was truly a celebration of art connecting community. As part of our annual Spring Fundraiser, the event celebrates the artistic legacy of our region and raises one quarter of the Museum’s annual fundraising budget.
Thank you to our sponsors, artists, vendors, performers, and collaborators! The MMA Block Party and Dance Party will be back next year! Mark your calendars for April 6-7, 2024.
If you are interested in participating in the 2024 Block Party, please email [email protected].
2023 BLOCK PARTY VENDORS
Featured Installation Artist
Food & Beverages Creators
Captain + Stoker, Eddison & Melrose, Miss Lippe’s Dumpling Party, Michelaguas Tacos, Mmm Churros, NitroCycle, Oli’s Cheesesteaks
Art Experiences with Local Artists, Artisans, and Community Organizations
Marie Clare Studio, Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild, Monterey High School Crafters Collective, Fleurs du Soleil, Johnny Wicks, Arts Abilities, Arts Council for Monterey County, Cherry Center for the Arts & Tor House Foundation,Ma Monterey Public Library, National Steinbeck Center, Old Monterey Foundation Plein Aire Painters, Youth Arts Collective (YAC)
River Voices, Dianne Lyle’s DiFranco Dance Project,Three Twenty Five, Gabi Bravo, Thinking Out Loud Finalists (Spoken Word), Gin Fragonard, Johan Sotelo, Sensory TRiBE
2023 DANCE PARTY VENDORS
Music & Light Show
DJ Hanif Wondir
Food & Beverage Creators
Other Brother Beer Co.
Ruby Cakes of Monterey
What’s Poppn Popcorn
Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation
Sponsorship of the Block Party raises funds for exhibitions, education initiatives, and public programs.