Mendocino Open Paint Out
on Northern California's
Beautiful Mendocino Coast

September 18–24, 2017

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All events are open to the public and admission is free.
Donations are requested for the featured artist demos.

Expanded gallery hours this year! See each date for details.

Gallery Hours: 10am-7pm

11am-1pm • Heider Field, Mendocino
Quick Draw Competition: Come on down and watch dozens of Mendocino Open Paint Out artists paint the surrounding landscape, architecture and vintage cars.

Held at Heider Field, on Little Lake Street, between Ford and Kasten streets, next to the post office in Mendocino.

Quick Draw Sale & Viewer's Choice Award Voting. Vote for your favorite Quick Draw painting.

Reception, awards presentation and celebration. 25 awards will be presented. More than 300 paintings were created this week!

Gallery Hours: 10am-4pm

Join us for live jazz – with the Village Duo on saxophone and bass – mimosas and brunch bites (waffles, strawberries, mini quiche and cinnamon buns). Suggested donation. Last chance to buy your favorite painting.

Schedule subject to change.




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Elizabeth Petersen

The Mendocino Art Center is a very special place, located in a stunning, rural location, overlooking a rugged expanse of the Pacific Ocean, 150 miles north of San Francisco. It has been a haven for artists since 1959, when founders Bill and Jennie Zacha first realized the potential of this unique community as an artists' colony.

     Mendocino Art Center Figure Drawing Workshop

Today the Mendocino Art Center is a highly regarded artistic and educational institution known for retreat-style classes led by superlative artist-instructors. Approximately 150 two- to five-day classes are offered each year in ceramics, fiber arts, fine art, jewelry/metalsmithing and sculpture/ blacksmithing.

The art galleries feature monthly exhibitions spotlighting the creative works of local and national artists and the Mendocino Art Center continues to be at the heart of what makes the Mendocino Coast an enchanting and vibrant place to visit. Retreat, create, rejuvenate at the Mendocino Art Center.