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

September 17–23, 2018

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

Gallery Hours: 10am-7pm

Quick Draw Voting & Sale. View all paintings created in the Quick Draw Competition and vote for your favorite painting.

Celebratory Awards Reception. Join us for a celebration and refreshments as 30 prizes will be awarded to participating artists.

Gallery Hours: 10am-5pm

Wet paint sale in the gallery. This is your last chance to purchase your favorite painting. Last year more than 400 paintings were hung throughout the week.

Schedule subject to change.




Mendocino Art Center

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Mendocino Open Paint Out

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.

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

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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.