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 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.
56th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
November 27-28, 10 am – 5 pm
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.
2ND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION & HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, December 12, 5 pm – 8 pm
The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free 2nd Saturday Artists Reception each month. The December reception also serves as a holiday celebration. Enjoy holiday cheer, hors d’oeuvres and wine, and browse the exhibits, featuring artwork by John Hewitt and Christopher Cisper, Laura Pope, and Pavlos Mayakis, and the Gallery Shop with unique gift items.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Monday, December 14, 4 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.
BLACK & WHITE BALL
Saturday, February 6
At this fabulous wintertime bash you will engage with art; enjoy dancing to fabulous music; dine on a culinary extravaganza of seasonal local food, wines and beer; and experience a lively silent auction.