** Starred events are within walking distance
of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge**Carmel Farmers Market at the Barnyard
9 am to 1 pm
With over 25 farmers and vendors, this intimate market offers a stunning selection of California grown, local fresh farm produce and specialty items including pasture raised grass-fed meat, seafood, baked goods, nuts, organic eggs, cut flowers, organic honey, and potted flowering plants. See web site for more information. ** Centering Prayer / Medication at All Saints’ **
May 3, 10, 17, and 21 (every Thursday)
5:30 - 6:15 pm
Centering Prayer is considered “the prayer of the heart,” and is a form of Western Meditation which is rooted in Jesus’ teachings and widely used for over 1,500 years – sustaining great spiritual masters like Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and Thomas Merton. This ancient discipline has the power to gradually transform and heal our relationship with the Divine, others and ourselves. It’s even been scientifically proven to reduce our susceptibility to stress.
Come and experience it yourself! All are welcome. Free admission
Facilitator: The Rev. Amber Sturgess, Episcopal Priest, Spiritual Director, and a seeker on the contemplative path.** 26th Winemakers Celebration **Dolores Street between Ocean and 7th May 5
The Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association hosts the county’s signature wine event, the Winemakers’ Celebration in picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea. Celebrating the wines and winemakers of Monterey County’s world-class growing region, the event will display incredible wines as Dolores Street (between Ocean & 7th) is transformed into an atmosphere reminiscent of a European village street festival. See web site for more information.Dali17
5 Custom House Plaza
May 5, 12, 19 and 26
2 - 3 pm
Dali17 is a permanent exhibition of remarkable and unprecedented art, including original etchings, mixed media, lithographs, and rare sculptures by one of the twentieth century’s premier and most celebrated surrealist artists, Spaniard Salvador Dali.
The name Dali17 ties Dali’s influence and history to the original 17 Mile Drive, where he lived and worked. This is the first permanent Dali exhibition located on the West Coast and the largest private collection on exhibition in the United States. It has previously been exhibited in Spain and Belgium. See the website for more information See web site for more information.** Blackbird **
May 10 – 27
Casanova Street between 8th & 9th
Winner, Best Play: 2007 Oliver Award, 2006 Critics Circle Award. Scottish playwright, David Harrower’s most acclaimed and most controversial play, Blackbird "is theater at its most elemental," says The New York Times. Taking place in a factory break room, 55-year-old, Ray and 27-year-old, Una engage in a confrontation so real and raw that you feel you should look away. But how can you? Fifteen years earlier, the two had a sexual affair...when she was 12. What emerges from the recriminations and explanations is a complex relationship that blurs the boundaries between love and lust, obsession and abuse. Uncompromising, shocking and surprisingly tender. Directed by Kenneth Kelleher, Blackbird will leave audiences hanging with every word and uncomfortable silence. Blackbird includes explicit language and sensitive subject matter.
This play is for mature audiences only. ** Carmel Art Walk **
5 – 8 pm
Carmel Art Walk is the second Saturday every month This is your opportunity to tour artist-owned galleries and meet the artists who carry on the Carmel-by-the-Sea artist colony legacy. For map of the walk visit the web site.
** Special Artist Events for Horizon Inn Guests! **
Evening of May 16 + 17
Please join us for a very special opportunity to meet and interact with one of Big Sur's most notable painters Erin Gafill
. Erin will be on the property doing "painting alla prima" on Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17. A private wine and cheese reception will be held on the patio, both evenings, for guests of the Horizon Inn and Ocean View Lodge. Here you can interact with the incredibly engaging and inspirational Erin, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Prints of Erin's work can be seen in the guest rooms at the Horizon Inn and many of her original pieces will be on display for your enjoyment and available for purchase.
** 25th Annual Carmel Art Festival & Sculpture in the Park **
May 18 - 20
Combining plein-air painting and live sculpting with exhibits and sales, and lots of live music, the Carmel Art Festival takes over Devendorf Park and nearby side streets for four days of artistic creativity and consumption. On Thursday and Friday, artists create in the park and outdoors throughout the Monterey Peninsula, while Saturday features more Sculpture in the Park, along with live music, awards, and live and silent auctions of the plein-air pieces. On Sunday, artists engage in a Quick Draw competition, with the results also put on sale alongside more plein-air pieces.
Also, throughout the event, watch the creative process of Steven Whyte — internationally acclaimed figurative sculptor whose work is displayed at the Smithsonian —as he creates a large sculpture of a well-known person who shall remain nameless until the last day of the Carmel Art Festival. website** Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge**