Strolling down Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea by the Full Moon

There is something very romantic about walking down Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea at night, especially if there is a full moon like tonight. Tiny lights draped around trees down the center of the avenue illuminates the street rather than normal street lights.

As I wrote in my previous post, I am here to prepare for the Carmel Art Festival which is happening May 16 to 19, 2013 and a lot of advance work has to be done. It's fun because I get to visit with all my art gallery friends who will be arranging painting exhibitions and receptions to coincide with our event.

Art collectors come from all over the country come to Carmel-by-the-Sea to view and purchase the paintings that the 60 juried artists produce over a two-day period just prior to the event. The plein air paintings, which will still be wet when we hang them, are painted all over the Monterey Peninsula, many of them in the dramatic Big Sur area, along beautiful 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, in the hills of Carmel Valley, or down on Carmel Beach.

Anyway, today after a long day of meetings, it was nice just to stroll down Ocean Avenue and look at the moon peeking out from a little bit of fog. In the next few days, I'll tell you about some other things that are happening here and in Carmel Valley.


Well, actually quite a bit. These art investors have beautiful homes, often more than one, and often that second or third one is here on the Monterey Peninsula. And that's where they keep their art collections! The Carmel Art Festival is a great place to meet these potential clients.

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Ocean Avenue, Carmel full moon



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Comment balloon 5 commentsHella Mitschke Rothwell • April 24 2013 11:12PM


Hella what a great Blog Post, I did not realize it was a full moon today, I must walk out and look around:) Diane is already going to bed so too late to take her along:)))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 7 years ago

Endre: I did not realize it either until I looked up, and there it was just peeking out from a slight fog that is keeping the evening nicely cool.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 7 years ago

Good Evening Hella, I am glad you are enjoying the moonlight evening.  I always enjoy any kind of Art related event, it must be delightful to be in on the planning of such a festival.

Enjoy the festival and posts some memorable pics on your blog if you get a chance.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 7 years ago

Bob: We have people who come back year after year. For those art collectors who can't make it for some reason, we now have "ABSENTEE BIDDING". So if you want to see what art has been produced and maybe want to put it in a bid, just go to our website on May 18 and there they are on

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 7 years ago

Good morning, Hella....good planning on your part and smart decision to participate in this event.... be where the business is and with the type of client you want to work with.... good luck with it...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) over 7 years ago