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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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november 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 4:30 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.



Friday & Saturday, November 23-24, 10 am – 5 pm

59th Annual 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.

Warm yourself with a delicious assortment of festive food items and drinks, 10 am to 4 pm.

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

Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair   Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair




december 2018

Saturday, December 8, 5 pm – 8 pm
Free admission

Holiday Celebration

The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Gallery Reception each month. On exhibit will be artwork by Joelle Jones, Paul Reiber and Mendocino Art Center's Artists in Residence.

In appreciation of the community’s continued support of the Mendocino Art Center, the December Second Saturday Gallery Reception also serves as a Holiday Celebration. Join us for holiday cheer, hors d’oeuvres and wine, and meet the exhibiting artists. And, browse the Gallery Shop for great gift ideas.

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.



Mendocino Coast Garden Tour