Artists Equity is a non-profit organization established in 1991 to support the arts in Monterey County. Our mission is to support, promote and advance the visual arts bringing artists and art enthusiasts together.

AE seeks to expand its presence on the local art scene through generating new audiences and providing awareness of the arts to all members and our local community. Membership includes emerging and professional artists and patrons invested in the arts. We invite all artists and art enthusiasts to join Artists Equity. Annual membership fee is $25. Additional contributions to support the arts in Monterey County are always welcomed. See link to membership form below.
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Artists Equity sponsors the popular Annual Monterey County Artists Studio Tour. This year is special, because, we are celebrating the Studio Tour’s 25th anniversary in Monterey County, the weekend of September 27 and 28, 2014.  This event is free and open to the public. In addition, throughout the year, AE offers our community a variety of exhibits showcasing the work of member artists.

AE goals are to expand and inspire its audiences, introduce and encourage emerging artists and continuing support to established local artists through the following: through the following:

  • Venues for AE members to show their art throughout the year
  • The Annual Monterey County Artist Studio Tour
  • Networking and support for AE members
  • The AE newsletter
  • Supporting local youth arts

Join us in our quest to keep the visual arts alive in our community here in Monterey County.

Artists Equity
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Membership: Emy Ledbetter 831 625 4175

Artists Equity Board of Directors:

Mary Aline - Michael Duffy - Vanila Helm -

Emy Ledbetter - Sandy Robinson -

Jody Royee - Skip Kadish



Monterey County Artists Studio Tour, 25th Anniversary, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 27-28, 2014

Come enjoy the art of Monterey County, Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, 2014 from 11 AM – 5 PM. Artists throughout Monterey County are opening their studios to the public and invite you to visit during the Monterey County Artists Studio Tour.  The Studio Tour is a self-guided tour for patrons of the arts with a map/brochure showing them the Artists’ Studio location. There will be a show at the Pacific Grove Art Center and each artist signed up for the Tour gets a piece of art in the show. There is a Gala Kickoff opening at PGAC on Sept. 26 from 7-9 PM.


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