Open daily, 11 am – 4 pm (winter hours)
With the exception of 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.
SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION & HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, December 10, 5 pm – 8 pm
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 performed by the Mendocino Ukulele Group, hors d’oeuvres and wine. Browse the Gallery Shop for great gift ideas and enjoy December’s gallery exhibits which include Assemblage!, "In Praise of Trees," and Moss Rock's ceramic artwork.
SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION & OPEN STUDIOS
Saturday, January 14, 5 pm – 8 pm
Marvin Schenck, "Navarro Point"
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. Enjoy snacks and wine, and meet the exhibiting artists. January's exhibits include a Members' Juried All-Media Exhibit and artwork by Nicholas Collins.
Join us prior to the gallery reception as we open up the art studios. Meet the 2016/17 Artists in Residence, watch them work and view new works created in the Mendocino Art Center studios. Refreshments will be available. Time to be announced
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wednesday January 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.
25TH ANNIVERSARY MENDOCINO COAST GARDEN TOUR
Saturday, May 6, 10 am – 5 pm
Save the Date! Tickets will go on sale in January 2017
58TH ANNUAL SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16, 10 am – 5 pm
Browse a wide variety of quality, one-of-a-kind artwork at 50 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 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, gourds, furniture items, and more. You can even have your portrait sketched and enjoy festive food and drinks.
5TH ANNUAL MENDOCINO OPEN PAINT OUT
The Mendocino Art Center hosts the fifth annual Mendocino Open Paint Out, a plein air festival. The festival includes plein air painting, with wet paint sales of new artwork each day in the Art Center's galleries by more than 60 artists, twice daily demonstrations by featured artists, the opportunity to watch featured artists paint outdoors, nightly community dinners, a Quick Draw Competition and Sale, and more. All activities are free and open to the public. Donations are requested at the demonstrations
Applications will be available in January 2017.
58TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Friday & Saturday, November 24–25, 10 am – 5 pm
In what has become a north coast tradition, 35 juried artists and craftspeople from California, Oregon and New York 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 and mosaic works, handcrafted herbal body care products, 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.