There are few local events as beloved and eye-opening as the monthly Carmel Art Walk. On the second Saturday of every month from 5-8pm, a collection of 21 artist-owned galleries open their doors to visitors. Each of the locations is in Monterey County’s Carmel-By-The-Sea, which has had a small population rich with artists for over a century. According to the event website, way back in 1910, 60% of the homes in Carmel-By-The-Sea were owned by individuals pursuing a life in the arts, which was truly radical for the time. Today, you can see how that long-running tradition has evolved into the contemporary scene.