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.

 

 

july 2014

COLOR THE TOWN WITH
MENDOCINO CRAYON BOX

An Art Installation by Streetcolor | Presented by the Mendocino Art Center
Showing through August 13

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 August 13.

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

 

 

august 2014

THE LOST COAST WORD MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Sunday, August 3, 5 pm
First Sunday Concert Series

Toby Lurie
Toby Lurie

The Lost Coast Word Music Ensemble demonstrates through performance how all major art disciplines are connected.

"Toby (Lurie) is a poet, musician and painter whose work is actually something really new. It is oral and aural poetry for voice and ear. When read silently it is also eye poetry – it does the things that concrete poetry does and very successfully. It is semantic poetry, by analysis and juxtaposition and repetition it brings out all the old meanings and all sorts of new meanings from commonplace words that have become worn and frayed and taken for granted."

Kenneth Rexroth

 Visit Toby Lurie's website

Tickets: $15. Current Mendocino Art Center members with a valid membership card: $10.

 

 

2ND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, August 9, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free Admission

Miasa Sister City Art Exchange Exhibit

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free 2nd Saturday Artists Reception each month. August's exhibits include the Miasa Sister City Art Exchange Exhibit and Jan Ramsey. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art.

 

 

WA NO KOKORO – THE SPIRIT OF JAPAN
Saturday, August 23, 1 pm – 5 pm

Wa No Kokoro, The Spirit of Japan

Enjoy art, music and the food of Japan. Bento box lunch, art, demonstrations and more.

Karl Young Shakuhachi, 4 pm

Held in conjunction with the Miasa Sister City Art Exchange Exhibit, August 1 through September 5.

Sponsored by

Spindrift Gallery

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wednesday, August 27, 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.

 

 

"OUT OF OUR CLOSETS" ART & YARD SALE
Saturday, August 30, 9 am – 3 pm

Out of Our Closets Art and Yard Sale

Browse a selection of quality items at the Mendocino Art Center's "Out of Our Closets" Art and Yard Sale. Treasures collected as donations from the community and items from the Art Center's archives are sure to include art, decorative and useful household items, furniture, books, and more. All proceeds benefit the Mendocino Art Center.

We are accepting donations! Rummage through your closets and poke around your garage for your no longer used or appreciated items. Donations of quality items are greatly appreciated for our annual "Out of Our Closets" Art & Yard Sale. No clothing, please. Drop off time,s the week of the sale, will be announced.

 

 

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 1011 South Main Street, Fort Bragg. Reservations may be made by calling 707-961-0255.

 

 

MENDOCINO OPEN PAINT OUT
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. The public is welcome at all events, including watching the artists paint.

The 2013 event attracted nearly 80 participating watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel artists from throughout California, as well as Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont and the United Kingdom.

Download an artist application (PDF)

more information

 

 

2ND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
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. Enjoy snacks, wine and, of course, fabulous art.

 

 

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. 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.

 

 

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.