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Open daily, 11 am – 4 pm

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day

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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december 2019

with Dana Driver & Nancy Gardner
Saturday, December 7 and/or Sunday, December 8, 9:30am – 4:30 pm

Holiday Ornament Making

Just for fun… Holiday Ornament making! Come and hand make some festive ornaments using wire, sheet metal, copper mesh, and trinkets of all sorts. We will weave, bend, fold, texture, emboss and add color with enamels and color pencils. Participants will learn how to use pliers, snips, burnishers, hydraulic press and basics of enameling. Enjoy hot-spiced cider and treats while creating and playing with friendly studio elves assisting. Most of all this is about having fun and making lovely ornaments for gifts or to decorate your own home!



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. On exhibit will be artwork by the Mendocino Coast FurnitureMakers paired with textile artists, Solange Roberdeau, and photography by River Wilder and Gabriella Cobb.

Please join us for holiday cheer, hors d’oeuvres and wine, and more! Mendocino Art Center's 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 Store.



January 2020

Saturday, January 11, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Rachel Binah
Best in Show, 2019 Members' Juried Exhibit: Rachel Binah

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. Enjoy snacks and wine, and meet the exhibiting artists. On exhibit will be the annual Members' Juried Exhibit.

Artwork take-in date: January 6, 11 am – 4 pm