Open daily, 11 am – 5 pm
Thousands of visitors are attracted to the Mendocino Coast each year to attend the Mendocino Art Center's annual events, including the Mendocino Coast Garden Tour in June, 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.
59TH ANNUAL SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Saturday & Sunday, July 14-15, 10 am – 5 pm
Browse a wide variety of quality, one-of-a-kind artwork at 40 artist booths situated outdoors among the Mendocino Art Center gardens. Wearable art lovers are in for a treat, with an array of handmade jewelry, as well as clothing, scarves, bags and hats. Those looking for something for the home will find sculptural and functional ceramics, paintings, photography, wood accessories, glass works, baskets, furniture items, and more.
There will also be live music, festive food and drinks, and the Mendocino Art Center will open the art studios for artist demonstrations and hands-on art activities.
SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, July 14, 5 pm – 8 pm
The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. Enjoy snacks and wine, and meet the exhibiting artists. On exhibit will be the sixth biennial Miasa Sister City Art Exchange Exhibit, Pat Mayer and Jacquelyn Cisper.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wednesday, July 25, 4:30 pm
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.
SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, August 11, 5 pm – 8 pm
Corinne Ren Riley
Erika Kohr Island
The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. Enjoy snacks and wine, and meet the exhibiting artists. On exhibit will be artwork by Corinne Ren Riley and Erika Kohr Island, Wendy Brayton and Lisa Orselli.
MENDOCINO OPEN PAINT OUT – A PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
The Mendocino Art Center (MAC) hosts the sixth annual Mendocino Open Paint Out (MOPO), a plein air festival. The Mendocino Coast, located along a beautiful expanse of the Pacific Ocean in northern California, is a spectacular setting for a plein air festival. Artists claim that the quality of light is unlike anywhere else in the world.
From the rugged surrounding landscape, to the bay and beaches, to the quaint Victorian architecture and water towers, to the nearby vineyards and wineries, abundant creative inspiration is sure to be found amid the beauty and tranquility of the Mendocino Coast.
Enjoy daily plein air painting, wet paint sales in a professional gallery, daily demonstrations by featured plein air artists, a Quick Draw Competition and Sale, a People's Choice Party, and a celebratory awards presentation, among other activities.
59TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Friday & Saturday, November 23-24, 10 am–- 5 pm
In what has become a north coast tradition, more than 30 juried artists and craftspeople 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 handmade jewelry, original paintings, photography, functional and decorative ceramics, fiber art and clothing, furniture, wood accessories, baskets, glass works, and so much more.
Warm yourself with a delicious assortment of festive food items and drinks.
The Mendocino Art Center's Gallery Shop is also open during the Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair and offers great gift ideas.