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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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november 2017

Friday & Saturday, November 24–25, 10 am – 5 pm
Free admission

58th Annual Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair

In what has become a north coast tradition, more than 30 juried artists and craftspeople from California, Nevada 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 works, 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.

Mendocino Open Paint Out



december 2017

Saturday, December 9, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Holiday Celebration

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. December's reception also serves as our Holiday Celebration and a thank you to the community for their continued support. Please join us for holiday cheer, hors d’oeuvres and wine, and the Coast Carolers. Browse for great gift ideas in our Gallery Shop and December's exhibitions, including Rebecca Johnson, Dolores M. Clark, Layne Roytman, and John Hewitt.

Also, meet Mendocino Art Center's 2017/18 Artists in Residence... enjoy refreshments, see their studios, and purchase work directly from the artists.

The Holiday Celebration is part of the fourth annual Candlelit Shopping Night. Look for the flickering candles outside participating Mendocino shops and galleries that will be open until 7pm or later. Enjoy festive treats and special promotions, and fill your passport to win prizes. Passports will be available at the Ford House Museum and Gallery Bookshop.



january 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 4:30 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.