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.
MENDOCINO OUR TOWN IN ART AND FILM
October 11 – November 23
Art Exhibits • Historic Displays • Live Performances • East of Eden Screenings
Mendocino Our Town in Art and Film is a six-week, town-wide immersion in the legacy of the arts in Mendocino. Exhibits of historic images and art will be featured at several locations. The program culminates with free and benefit screenings of East of Eden, starring James Dean and directed by Elia Kazan, one of many revered movies filmed in and around Mendocino—and a cinematic portrait of the town in the 1950s.
PIANIST MIKE STRICKLAND
Full concert in a private ocean front home
Thursday, October 30, 3 pm
Pianist Mike Strickland
Mike Strickland is a gifted composer, arranger, and recording artist, bringing pop, jazz, blues, boogie, and gorgeous original music to the stage with distinctive style and flair. He is known for his exceptional musicianship and a strong connection with his audience.
This benefit concert for the Mendocino Art Center will be held in a private ocean front home, and will include hors d'oeuvres and wine. Enjoy the full concert for $75, or combine it with the annual Zacha Legacy Society Dinner, Sunday, November 2, for only $125.
As a composer, Mike has always been inspired and driven by melody. He also loves to experiment with motion and texture, using the piano as his own orchestra. Born and raised in Jackson, MS, he definitely has that Mississippi blues and finger-busting boogie-woogie side as well. Mike has toured extensively all over the United States as a solo artist and with his trio, The Mike Strickland Trio. He is known for his exceptional musicianship and arrangements, his virtuosic technique, and his unmatched ability to connect with the audience on a personal level. His unique and colorful programming of his concerts is always a hit with audiences.
Mike has worked hard at developing his own unique style of piano artistry and has racked up some impressive achievements. In addition to his music airing for seven seasons on CBS Sports PGA Golf, it has also been heard on the NBC, FOX and ABC networks. Mike’s positive message song/animation “Spread Joy” was also featured on ABC’s Good Morning America.
ZACHA LEGACY SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER
Sunday, November 2, 5:30 pm
Painting by Charles Stevenson
Be a part of Mendocino History through Mendocino Our Town in Art and Film: made possible by a grant from the California Art Council.
Enjoy sumptuous dining by Kelly Hatcher, special celebratory beverages, and the piano stylings of Mike Strickland. Paired wines also available for purchase.
$75 per person, your ticket price can be used toward your ZLS membership.
Pianist Mike Strickland
An additional treat...
Mike Strickland will be giving a full performance in a private ocean front home Thursday, October 30, 3 pm. Enjoy the two wonderful fundraisers for only $125. Tickets for just the Mike Strickland performance are $75.
Gifted entertainer, composer and recording artist Mike Strickland plays pop, jazz, blues, boogie and gorgeous original music with distinctive style and flair.
Call 707-937-5818, x. 12 or email Executive Director Lindsay Shields
Building Our Future
Through the Zacha Legacy Society
Building Our Future is the Art Center’s focus for Mendocino. What would our town look like without arts, culture and creativity? Your participation through the Zacha Legacy Society will enable us to complete the facilities that are essential to our success.
Two pressing priorities:
1) Completing the Stussy Studio building, and re-building apartments 1, 2 & 3. The new building will also include a community room, a catering kitchen, a restroom for the East End of campus, storage and a laundry room.
2) An Endowment Fund to perpetuate the Art Center’s role as an economic generator for the town and for our local artists.
Since last year’s ZLS dinner we have started our endowment fund with $50,000!
We hope to inspire you to be part of this endeavor.
2ND SATURDAY GALLERY RECEPTION
Saturday, November 8, 5 pm – 8 pm
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Wednesday, November 12, 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.
55th Annual THANKSGIVING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Friday, November 28 & Saturday, November 29, 10 am – 5 pm
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.Download an artists application for the Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair (PDF)
2ND SATURDAY HOLIDAY RECEPTION
Saturday, December 13, 5 pm – 8 pm
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.
BILL ZACHA'S 95TH BIRTHDAY
BLACK & WHITE BALL
Saturday, February 7, 6 pm
Be Art, View Art, Taste Art, Make Art, Buy Art...
And celebrate the Mendocino Art Center with the great music of the Kathleen Grace Band.
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
• experience a lively digital silent auction