Events calendar

GALLERY HOURS:
Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm

Thousands of visitors are attracted to the region each year to attend the Art Center's annual events, including the Mendocino Coast Garden Tour in May, the Summer Arts & Crafts Fair in July, the Mendocino Open Paint Out in September, and the Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair in November. Artists receptions are held the second Saturday of each month and concerts are held the first Sunday of each month.

 

september 2014

COLOR THE TOWN WITH
MENDOCINO CRAYON BOX

An Art Installation by Streetcolor | Presented by the Mendocino Art Center
Showing through September 15

Color the Town with Mendocino Crayon Box

Mendocino Crayon Box is a town wide art installation by the Mendocino Art Center and artist Streetcolor. The pillars of businesses all over town will be wrapped in solid sheets of brilliant, colored, handmade felt. Trees will be wrapped in knitting and crocheting. This art installation is designed to transform the whole town of Mendocino into one interactive sculpture.

The Mendocino Art Center presents this installation as an off site exhibit of the gallery. The exhibit will also include textile pieces by local artists. There will be knitting circles and open felting studios at the Mendocino Art Center so that anyone in the Mendocino community can participate in the fabrication. The installation will be up June 13 to September 15.

This show is designed by yarnbomber and installation artist Streetcolor. She is known for her knitted graffiti all over California and for her yarnbombing commissions at the Oakland Museum of California, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. She will be an artist in residence at the de Young Museum in December 2014.

more information about Mendocino Crayon Box

Help fund Mendocino Crayon Box

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wednesday, September 24, 4:30 pm

Mendocino Art Center Board Meeting

Monthly board meetings are open to the public and feature a brief public comment session. Come find out the latest news and happenings at the Mendocino Art Center.

 

 

october 2014

AMERICAN CRAFT WEEK
October 3–12

American Craft Week at the Mendocino Art Center

The Mendocino Art Center joins other participating Mendocino County galleries, studios and businesses in celebrating American Craft Week and has several special activities planned.

Join us for the 2nd Saturday Gallery Reception, October 11, 5 pm to 8 pm, for the opening Ilja Tinfo and Toby Lurie’s gallery exhibits. Also, Mendocino Art Center’s talented Artists in Residence (AIR) and visiting artists open their studios to the public. Featured will be ceramics, fiber art, fine art, and jewelry. Talk to the artists, ask questions, watch fascinating on-going demonstrations in a variety of media and have the opportunity to purchase original artwork made at MAC.

American Craft Week is a nationwide celebration of handmade American crafts and the people who make them. For more information about American Craft Week events in Mendocino County visit MendocinoCraftWeek.com.

 

 

2ND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, October 11, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free Admission

Ilja Tinfo
"Rocks at Joshua Tree," oil on canvas

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free 2nd Saturday Artists Reception each month. Meet and mingle with the featured gallery artists. October's gallery exhibits include artwork by Ilja Tinfo and Toby Lurie. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art.

The reception will also serve as a fundraiser for the Mendocino Art Center’s Scholarship Fund, providing tuition assistance for art classes to deserving students.

 

 

MENDOCINO: OUR TOWN IN ART & FILM
October 11 – November 23
A Mendocino Art Center and Mendocino Film Festival Collaboration

Mendocino: Our Town in Art and Film
Artwork by Larry Hanlon

Art Exhibits • Historic Displays • Live Performances • East of Eden Screenings

Join us for six weeks of free arts events, produced with the help of the California Arts Council, to explore and preserve the story, and celebrate images in art and film of the town’s transformation in the second half of the twentieth century from a dying mill town into a thriving arts colony that changed the coastal and county community.

Exhibits of historic photographs and of contemporary and historic art will be presented by arts organizations and businesses; theatrical events and community storytelling are included, and the program culminates in a weekend of free and benefit screenings of East of Eden, one of many revered movies filmed in and around Mendocino – and a cinematic portrait of the town in the 1950s.

Please check back for a detailed schedule.

Mendocino: Our Town in Art & Film is a Mendocino Art Center and Mendocino Film Festival collaboration.

Sponsored by the
California Arts Council

 

 

november 2014

ZACHA LEGACY SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER
Saturday, November 1

Bill Zacha, painting by Olaf Palm
Bill Zacha, painting by Olaf Palm

Please join us for an evening of sumptuous dining and celebratory beverages.

Please check back for more information.

 

 

FIRST SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES – TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sunday, November 2, 5 pm

Please check back for more information regarding the November First Sunday Concert Series.

Tickets: $15. Current Mendocino Art Center members with a valid membership card: $10.

 

 

2ND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, November 8, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free Admission

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free 2nd Saturday Artists Reception each month. Meet and mingle with the featured gallery artists. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art.

 

 

55th Annual THANKSGIVING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Friday, November 28 & Saturday, November 29, 10 am – 5 pm

Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair

In what has become a north coast tradition, thirty-five juried artists and craftspeople from throughout Northern California will exhibit original handmade artwork. The Mendocino Art Center’s galleries and class studios are transformed into a two-day holiday marketplace, providing residents and visitors a pleasant alternative to hectic, stressful mall shopping while supporting local and regional artists. Featured will be a wide array of unique, high quality artwork and gift items, including handcrafted jewelry, original paintings, functional and decorative ceramics, fiber art and clothing, handcrafted herbal body care products, and more.

Download an artists application for the Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair (PDF)

 

 

december 2014

JAY SYDEMAN CONCERT
Sunday, December 7, 5 pm
First Sunday Concert Series

Jay Sydeman

Mark your calendar and check back for more details. 

Tickets: $15. Current Mendocino Art Center members with a valid membership card: $10.

 

 

2ND SATURDAY HOLIDAY RECEPTION
Saturday, December 13, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free Admission

In appreciation of the community’s continued support, the Mendocino Art Center hosts its annual free Holiday Celebration for this 2nd Saturday Gallery Reception. Join us for holiday cheer, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and wine, and browse the exhibits and Gallery Shop for unique gift items.

 

 

january 2015

BILL ZACHA'S 95TH BIRTHDAY
BLACK & WHITE BALL

Saturday, January 31, 6 pm

Bill Zacha's 95th Birthday Black and White Ball

Be Art, View Art, Taste Art, Make Art, Buy Art...

And celebrate the Mendocino Art Center with the great music of the Kathleen Grace Band.

At this fabulous wintertime bash you will

• engage with art

• enjoy dancing to fabulous music

• dine on a culinary extravaganza of seasonal local food, wines and beer

• experience a lively digital silent auction