Events calendar

GALLERY HOURS:
Open daily, 11 am – 4 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.

 

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january 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION & OPEN STUDIOS
Members' Juried Exhibition

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

Miriam Davis, Nothing is Lost
Miriam Davis, Nothing is Lost
Karen Bowers, Chasing the Light
Karen Bowers, Chasing the Light

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be the finest all-media works created by Mendocino Art Center's contributing members in the Members' Juried Exhibition. This year's exhibition will include both an open theme and an ocean theme in conjunction with concurrent ocean themed exhibitions at Partners Gallery and Artists' Co-Op of Mendocino. Mendocino Coast artists Miriam Davis and Karen Bowers will jury the exhibit. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

Join us during the gallery reception as we open up the art studios. Meet the 2018/19 Artists in Residence, watch them work and view and buy new works created in the Mendocino Art Center studios.

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wednesday, January 23, 4:45 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.

 

 

february 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION & OPEN STUDIOS
Saturday, February 9, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Howard Wheatley Allen Collection, Pelican
Howard Wheatley Allen, Pelican, 16" long
Rosemary Allen
Rosemary Allen

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be Howard Wheatley Allen's bronze birds and Rosemary Allen's abstract paintings, and artwork by Sandy Oppenheimer and the Mendocino Art Center's Artists in Residence. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

Join us during the gallery reception as we open up the art studios. Meet the 2018/19 Artists in Residence, watch them work and view and buy new works created in the Mendocino Art Center studios.

 

 

march 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION & OPEN STUDIOS
Saturday, March 9, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Richard Weiss


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be artwork by Richard Weiss and Ilja Tinfo, as well as a Marine Wildlife Exhibit. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

Join us during the gallery reception as we open up the art studios. Meet the 2018/19 Artists in Residence, watch them work and view and buy new works created in the Mendocino Art Center studios.

 

 

april 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, April 13, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Maxwell Mustardo
Maxwell Mustardo, Mendocino Art Center Artist in Residence


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be artwork by Mendocino Art Center's Artists in Residence and Sarah Logan. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

 

 

may 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, May 11, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Bob Ross
Bob Ross, Mendocino Figure Drawing Collective


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. Showing will be the 11th Biennial Mendocino Figure Drawing Collective Exhibit, a Mendocino High School Student Exhibition, and an Out of Our Closets Sale. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

 

 

june 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, June 8, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Dana Driver
2018 Best in Show: Dana Driver, Lady Bug Vignette, small sculpture, jewelry


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be an all-media Members' Juried Garden-Themed Exhibition, held in conjunction with the 27th Annual Mendocino Coast Garden Tour (June 29), and artwork by Bob Spies. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

 

 

27TH ANNUAL MENDOCINO COAST GARDEN TOUR
Saturday, June 29, 10am – 5 pm

Mendocino Coast Garden Tour, Photograph by Michael McDonald


Enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of a diverse selection of the Mendocino Coast's most magnificent private gardens on this self-guided tour.

On Friday, June 28, also attend a special Opening Night Gala at a spectacular private home on the Mendocino Coast and, on Garden Tour day, savor a gourmet benefit lunch at Ravens Restaurant, and browse a Garden Shop & Plant Sale at the Mendocino Art Center. In addition, the Members' Juried Garden-Themed Exhibition will be showing the entire month of June. 


The 2019 Garden Tour is a fundraising benefit
for the Mendocino Art Center.

 

 

july 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, July 13, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Emmy Lou Packard
Emmy Lou Packard, Mendocino Heritage Artist


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be artwork by Mendocino Heritage Artists, part of the Mendocino Art Center's 60th Annivesary Celebration, and artwork by Deth P. Sun. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

 

 

60TH ANNUAL SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21, 10 am – 5 pm
Free admission

Summer Arts & Crafts Fair
Images, clockwise from top left: Elliot Little, Melody Lai, Hudson River Inlay, Jima & Carlie Abbott, Alissa Mittl.


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.