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.
MENDOCINO OUR TOWN IN ART AND FILM
Continues through November 23
Art Exhibits • Historic Displays • Live Performances • East of Eden Screenings
Mendocino Our Town in Art and Film is a six-week, town-wide immersion in the legacy of the arts in Mendocino. Exhibits of historic images and art will be featured at several locations. The program culminates with free and benefit screenings of East of Eden, starring James Dean and directed by Elia Kazan, one of many revered movies filmed in and around Mendocino—and a cinematic portrait of the town in the 1950s.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
November board meeting has been cancelled
NEED HOLIDAY GIFTS?
IT'S ANNUAL AUCTION TIME!
Bidding closes December 12, 9 pm (PST)
14K Gold and Abalone
Mabé Pearl Pendant
Participate from wherever you are!
Browse a rich array of unique handmade jewelry, framed art and fine sculpture—from exquisitely tiny earrings to ten-ton limestone statuary—to your heart's content. Find inspiring and meaningful gifts while helping continue our 50-plus-year success story of nurturing visual and performing artists.
Dislike suspense? Use Buy Now! Bidding closes December 12 at 9:00 pm PST, but Buy Now purchases can ship right away.
MENDOCINO ECO ARTISTS & MENDOCINO AREA PARKS ASSOCIATION
Monday, November 24, 4 pm • Free
Enjoy appetizers, meet members of the Mendocino Eco Artists and view their exhibit “Resources on the Edge,” and hear Mendocino Area Parks Association (MAPA) representative) talk about new projects, funded in part by sales from the MEA exhibit.“Resources on the Edge” continues through Tuesday, November 25. At least 30% of the proceeds from all sales from this exhibit will go directly to MAPA to help restore their Headlands facilities.
55th Annual THANKSGIVING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Friday, November 28 & Saturday, November 29, 10 am – 5 pm
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.more information and a list of participating artists
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
December board meeting date to be announced
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.
2ND SATURDAY HOLIDAY RECEPTION
Saturday, December 13, 5 pm – 8 pm
Deanna Apfel, Mendocino Quilt Artists
In appreciation of the community’s continued support, the Mendocino Art Center hosts its annual free Holiday Celebration for this 2nd Saturday Gallery Reception. December's exhibits include the Mendocino Quilt Artists and Ann Myers and Mollie Flack. Join us for holiday cheer, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and wine, and browse the exhibits and Gallery Shop for unique gift items.
BILL ZACHA'S 95TH BIRTHDAY
BLACK & WHITE BALL
Saturday, February 7, 6 pm
Be Art, View Art, Taste Art, Make Art, Buy Art...
And celebrate the Mendocino Art Center with the great music of the Ralph Humphrey Quartet with Kathleen Grace.
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