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Dedicated to Bringing All Cultures Together Through the Arts

We are dedicated to bringing people from all cultures together through education, facilitation, and promotion of all disciplines of the arts in Monterey County, furthering intercultural understanding in our community, cultivating cultural tourism in Salinas, and the economic advancement of local artists and youth in the underserved population.


Artistas Unidos - Artists United is a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary community forum for the benefit of all residents of Monterey County. We are dedicated to providing an environment for artists from all cultures in Monterey County to create and display or perform their works. The goal of Artistas Unidos - Artists United, as a nonprofit public benefit organization, is to promote intercultural understanding and communication through the arts and advocate cultural tourism with Salinas as the focal point.

We encourage people of all cultures to work together in our community, to better understand each other, to celebrate our cultural differences, and to address our common cultural concerns. Our program forges and strengthens bonds between residents from varying backgrounds, and benefits the fundamental groups in Monterey County: familial, cultural, and communal. In order to overcome cultural barriers in our area, we utilize all disciplines in the arts to provide a venue for local artists to communicate as a group, and use this forum to share their messages with the entire community. As one of the few arts organizations in the Monterey Bay Area to host an Artist in Residency Program, Artistas Unidos - Artists United contributes to awareness of community diversity by hosting artists from around the world to live and work in our area and provide workshops for all interested residents.

Through our programs, Artistas Unidos - Artists United acts as a catalyst in fostering positive community relationships, both personal and professional, in which cultural awareness, inter-religious respect, and gender equality are strengthened. In this manner, we bring Salinas and Monterey County communities together through the power of the arts.


  • Offer educational opportunities for artists, which provide professional development skills such as: marketing, gallery methods, and installation.

  • Provide creative space for artists from the underserved population of Monterey County.

  • Encourage personal development in youth through mentoring programs with arts professionals.

  • Promote intercultural understanding through quality arts programs focusing on community participation.

  • Develop and maintain a gallery and gift shop for local artists to exhibit and market their work within the community, and to visitors.
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