Who We Are
Sunset Cultural Center, Inc. (SCC) is a 501 (c)3 non-profit corporation that was formed in October of 2003 to manage the historic Sunset Center. What began as a public school in 1926 has been transformed into a state-of-the-art performing arts center with an intimate 718 seats, stunning gothic architecture and incredible acoustics. Under the mantle of Sunset Presents, we bring a wide range of truly world-class performances and live events including global music, comedy, rock shows, theatre and dance. We pride ourselves on programming a lineup with diversity, sophistication and star-power.
Our venue is also home to our historic presenting partners – the Monterey Symphony, Carmel Music Society, Chamber Music Monterey Bay and the renowned Carmel Bach Festival. In keeping with our role as the cultural heart of Carmel, our facility is also home to the offices of the Arts Council for Monterey County, the Center for Photographic Art, the Forest Theatre Guild, Dancekids of Monterey Bay and the Yoga Center of Carmel. A number of high-profile annual events are held at the Sunset Center, including the Carmel Art & Film Festival, the Carmel Author’s and Ideas Festival and the beloved Nutcracker from Dancekids of Monterey Bay.
SCC 2012 Board of Trustees
David S. Parker - Chair
Our mission is to serve as a multi-purpose gathering place that enriches, educates, inspires and entertains Monterey County residents and visitors by presenting performances, visual arts, educational programs and hosting public and private events.
SCC Operating Principles:
Carmel Music Society "Clarissa Lyons, soprano. Winner of the 2012 CMS Vocal Competition"
Friday, May 31 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society "2013 Piano Competition Finals and Winners Concert"
Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 am Smuin Ballet Spring Program
Friday, June 7 at 8:00 pm CAPA Spring Recital
Friday, June 14 at 6:00 pm CAPA Spring Recital
Saturday, June 15 at 6:00 pm CAPA Spring Recital
Sunday, June 16 at 6:00 pm Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew
Friday, August 16 at 8:00 pm Los Lonely Boys
Wednesday, September 4 at 8:00 pm Vince Gill
Sunday, October 27 at 7:30 pm