Events calendar

GALLERY HOURS:
Open daily, 11 am – 4 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 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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january 2019

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wednesday, January 23, 4:45 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.

 

 

february 2019

DIAMOND JUBILEE DINNER
A Gala Celebrating Our 60th Anniversary | 1959-2019

Saturday, February 2, 6pm

Mendocino Art Center's Diamond Jubilee Dinner


Mendocino Art Center's Diamond Jubilee Dinner

 

 

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION & OPEN STUDIOS
Saturday, February 9, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Howard Wheatley Allen Collection, Pelican
Howard Wheatley Allen, Pelican, 16" long
Rosemary Allen
Rosemary Allen

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be Howard Wheatley Allen's bronze birds and Rosemary Allen's abstract paintings, and artwork by Sandy Oppenheimer and the Mendocino Art Center's Artists in Residence. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

Join us during the gallery reception as we open up the art studios. Meet the 2018/19 Artists in Residence, watch them work and view and buy new works created in the Mendocino Art Center studios.

 

 

march 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION & OPEN STUDIOS
Saturday, March 9, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Richard Weiss


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be artwork by Richard Weiss and Ilja Tinfo, as well as a Marine Wildlife Exhibit. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

Join us during the gallery reception as we open up the art studios. Meet the 2018/19 Artists in Residence, watch them work and view and buy new works created in the Mendocino Art Center studios.

 

 

april 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, April 13, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Maxwell Mustardo
Maxwell Mustardo, Mendocino Art Center Artist in Residence


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be artwork by Mendocino Art Center's Artists in Residence and Sarah Logan. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

 

 

may 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, May 11, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Bob Ross
Bob Ross, Mendocino Figure Drawing Collective


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. Showing will be the 11th Biennial Mendocino Figure Drawing Collective Exhibit, a Mendocino High School Student Exhibition, and an Out of Our Closets Sale. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

 

 

june 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, June 8, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Dana Driver
2018 Best in Show: Dana Driver, Lady Bug Vignette, small sculpture, jewelry


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be an all-media Members' Juried Garden-Themed Exhibition, held in conjunction with the 27th Annual Mendocino Coast Garden Tour (June 29), and artwork by Bob Spies. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

 

 

27TH ANNUAL MENDOCINO COAST GARDEN TOUR
Saturday, June 29, 10am – 5 pm

Mendocino Coast Garden Tour, Photograph by Michael McDonald


Enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of a diverse selection of the Mendocino Coast's most magnificent private gardens on this self-guided tour.

On Friday, June 28, also attend a special Opening Night Gala at a spectacular private home on the Mendocino Coast and, on Garden Tour day, savor a gourmet benefit lunch at Ravens Restaurant, and browse a Garden Shop & Plant Sale at the Mendocino Art Center. In addition, the Members' Juried Garden-Themed Exhibition will be showing the entire month of June. 


The 2019 Garden Tour is a fundraising benefit
for the Mendocino Art Center.

 

 

july 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, July 13, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Emmy Lou Packard
Emmy Lou Packard, Mendocino Heritage Artist


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be artwork by Mendocino Heritage Artists, part of the Mendocino Art Center's 60th Annivesary Celebration, and artwork by Deth P. Sun. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

 

 

60TH ANNUAL SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21, 10 am – 5 pm
Free admission

Summer Arts & Crafts Fair
Images, clockwise from top left: Elliot Little, Melody Lai, Hudson River Inlay, Jima & Carlie Abbott, Alissa Mittl.


Browse a wide variety of quality, one-of-a-kind artwork at 40 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 as 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, furniture items, and more.

The Mendocino Art Center's Gallery Shop is also open during the Summer Arts & Crafts Fair and offers great gift ideas created by MAC's member artists.


 

 

august 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, August 10, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Larry Fuente


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be artwork by Larry Fuente, Jacob Hewko and a Mendocino Open Paint Out featured artist. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

 

 

september 2019

MENDOCINO OPEN PAINT OUT
A Plein Air Festival

September 16-22
Free admission

Mendocino Open Paint Out


Mendocino Art Center hosts the seventh annual Mendocino Open Paint Out, a plein air festival. Watch more than 60 artists paint en plein air, and attend daily wet paint sales and demonstrations, the People’s Choice Party, a Quick Draw competition and sale, a celebratory awards reception, and more.


 

 

october 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, October 12, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Derek A. DiOrio


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be artwork by the Mendocino Coast's Partners Gallery and Derek A. DiOrio. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

 

 

november 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, November 9, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission


The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be the Rhino Project and a Photography Invitational. Enjoy snacks and wine and meet the exhibiting artists.

 

 

60TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Friday & Saturday, November 29-30, 10 am – 5 pm
Free admission

Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair
Images, clockwise from top left: Ian Hazard-Bill, Emilie Alsager, Hudson River Inlay, Tess McGuire, Karen Mastrian, Larry R Wagner.


In what has become a north coast tradition, more than 30 juried artists and craftspeople 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, leather goods, baskets, handcrafted herbal skin care products and so much more. And warm yourself with a delicious assortment of festive food and drink items.

The Mendocino Art Center's Gallery Shop is also open during the Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair and offers great gift ideas created by MAC's member artists.

 

 

december 2019

SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION & HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, December 14, 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 more! Also, the Artists in Residence will open up their studios – watch them work and view and buy new artwork created in the Mendocino Art Center studios.

And, browse for great gift ideas in our Gallery Shop and December's exhibitions, including the Mendocino Coast Furniture Makers paired with textiles.