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.

 

august 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

 

 

september 2014

DINE OUT AT THE CLIFF HOUSE RESTAURANT OF FORT BRAGG
Thursday, September 4
A Benefit for the Mendocino Art Center

Dine Out for the Mendocino Art Center at the Cliff House Restaurant in Fort Bragg

Enjoy dinner out at the Cliff House Restaurant of Fort Bragg and support the Mendocino Art Center at the same time. The Cliff House hosts a Dine Out dinner benefit with 50% of the evening’s proceeds benefiting the Mendocino Art Center.

Since 1985 the Cliff House Restaurant of Fort Bragg has been providing tourists and locals with the finest dining experience on the coast. With breathtaking views of the entrance to Noyo Harbor and the Pacific Ocean, you can’t find a better seat.

Their extensive menu provides entrees sure to please everybody and a wine list to compliment any meal. Nightly specials, early bird dinners and delicious desserts are available, too.

The Cliff House Restaurant is located at 1011 South Main Street, Fort Bragg. Reservations may be made by calling 707-961-0255.

 

 

MENDOCINO OPEN PAINT OUT - A PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
September 8–13

Mendocino Open Paint Out

The Mendocino Art Center hosts the second Mendocino Open Paint Out (MOPO). The plein air festival includes five days of plein air painting, with wet paint sales each day in the Art Center's galleries, daily demonstrations, presentations and lunches. The festival will culminate on Saturday, September 13, with a Quick Draw competition and sale, followed by a celebratory reception and awards presentation.

In addition to eight celebrity artists, 70 participating oil, pastel and water media artists will be competing for over $5,000 in cash and prizes. The Mendocino Art Center is welcoming artists from throughout California, as well as Colorado, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Pennsylvania.

The celebrity artists are John Hewitt, Gary Huber, Dale Laitinen, Carolyn Lord, Ann McMillan, Clark Mitchell, Juan Pena and Dan Schultz.

All events are free and open to the public, including watching the artists paint.

more informationview and download the schedule

 

 

2ND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION &
MENDOCINO OPEN PAINT OUT CELEBRATION

Saturday, September 13, 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. September's reception will celebrate the conclusion of the Mendocino Art Center's Mendocino Open Paint Out and will feature a gallery exhibit of the finest plein air works created during the week and an awards presentation. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art.

 

 

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 will have several special activities planned.

Mark your calendar and check back for more details.

 

 

JAY SYDEMAN CONCERT
Sunday, October 5, 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 GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, October 11, 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. October's gallery exhibits include artwork by Ilja Tinfo and Toby Lurie. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art.

 

 

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

SUNDAY CONCERT – PERFORMER TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sunday, December 7, 5 pm
First Sunday Concert Series

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.