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Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm
Winter hours (11 am - 4 pm) begin Monday, November 7, with the exception of during the Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair (10 am – 5 pm), and 2nd Saturdays, 11 am – 8 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 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.


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october 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 4:30 pm

Mendocino Art Center

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.



A Game of Thrones Inspired Benefit for the
Mendocino Art Center Jewelry Department Scholarship Fund

Saturday, October 29, 5:30 pm dinner, 8:00 pm dance
at the Caspar Community Center

Three-Course Feast, Wine & Dance Party: $75
Dance Party Only: $20

Winter is Coming

Online tickets are available until Friday, October 28, 4:00 pm.
Tickets will then be available at the Caspar Community Center door on Saturday at 5:30 pm.

Winter is Coming Fundraiser

Winter is coming… The Mendocino Art Center (MAC) hosts a Game of Thrones inspired medieval feast, costume and dance party, “Winter is Coming,” Saturday, October 29, at the Caspar Community Center, with proceeds benefiting the MAC’s Jewelry Department/Scholarship Fund.

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a delicious assortment of hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails. A Game of Thrones inspired dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with Cornish game hen, roasted pig, harvest vegetables, roasted apple sauce, herbed rice and grains, mulled wine, and Peg’s famous chocolate Guinness ganache and spiced shortbread cookies for dessert.

Strolling minstrel Steven Bates and sword dancer Nikki Fish will entertain during the evening. A silent art auction of handmade jewelry created by noted jewelry artists, including one-of-a-kind Game of Thrones themed pieces – and even a dragon egg – will be up for bid. There will also be a Game of Thrones trivia contest and prizes for the best costumes.

The dance party with DJ James Wade begins at 8:00 p.m. and will continue until 12:00 a.m. Dance party tickets may be purchased separately.

Limited seating. Purchase your tickets early! The Caspar Community Center is located at 15051 Caspar Road, Caspar.



november 2016

Saturday, November 12, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Blagojce Stojanovski, Alexander the Great and Bucephalus
Blagojce Stojanovski, "Alexander the Great and Bucephalus"

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. November's exhibits include Blagojce Stojanovski, Betsy Lombard, and Mendocino Art Center Then and Now Fiber Arts Exhibit. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists. In celebration of the Mushroom, Wine and Beer Festival sample delicious mushroom appetizers.



Friday & Saturday, November 25–26, 10 am – 5 pm
Free admission

Mendocino Art Center's 57th Annual Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair

In what has become a north coast tradition, thirty-five juried artists and craftspeople from throughout Northern California 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, holiday ornaments, fresh holiday wreaths and more.

Also savor a delicious assortment of festive food items.



december 2016

Saturday, December 10, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

57th Annual Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. December's reception also serves as the Art Center's annual Holiday Celebration. Please join us for holiday cheer, live music, prize drawings, hors d’oeuvres and wine. Browse the Gallery Shop for great gift ideas and enjoy December’s gallery exhibits which include a Mixed Media/Collage Exhibit and Moss Rock.



May 2017

Saturday, May 6, 10 am – 5 pm
Save the Date! Tickets will go on sale in January 2017

Mendocino Coast Garden Tour - May 6, 2017