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Mendocino Art Center

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Address: 45200 Little Lake St, Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone Number: +1 707-937-5818
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Sweet little place

We happened to stumble upon the gallery during a weekend open house. It's good to check the calendar on the second Saturday of the month. The people in the center were relaxed and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
MountainOak31
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Taos, New Mexico

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Taos, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to stumble upon the gallery during a weekend open house. It's good to check the calendar on the second Saturday of the month. The people in the center were relaxed and friendly. There was some good work in there and some genuine enthusiasm for discussing the art. Not as pretentious as I expected.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We visited early on a Sunday morning (10 AM). The center was concluding what they said was a successful week. They had featured En Plein Air Artists (artists painting outdoors) that weekend, along with conducting a two hour paint-off contest. This is a working artists-in-residence center. We enjoyed a wonderful conversation with an artist from Livermore who had entered her... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We quite enjoyed our visit to the Mendocino Art Center because it afforded an opportunity to see and learn more about local artists' art. The setting is beautiful also!

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Madison, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a stop worth your time. There are a large number of very good artist and artisans in the Mendicino area. This art center is a very active one and as a result it has elevated itself beyond Just Another Local Art Association Exibit. Worth an hour or so. And the gardens are an added attraction . I found... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were immediately greeted by a friendly staff member, who was excited about the plein-air painting event about to begin. Not our particular interest, but his enthusiasm was contagious. I greatly enjoyed the diverse creations of local artists, especially the glass and the garden sculptures. Definitely worth a visit.

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Nice collection of paintings and gifts, nice people and cozy setting. Tucked into a corner of town it is worth stopping by for a peek see, won't take more than a hour to see it all. I love the MAC baseball cap I bought for a mere $16.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed garden artwork, especially lady bugs. Clean and well run. Very well groomed and interesting. Lovely flags outside welcome you in.

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Mendocino, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Not sure how to best describe this gem in Mendocino. Guess I would just say go visit it and I will bet you find something you like. Be sure to view the art outside the center as well, in my opinion some of the best pieces exist there.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Mendocino Art Center is a beautiful facility, housing works of art by people living in the area! Set in lovely grounds just walking around outside alone is a worth the visit! Attended a display of artworks at their Open House in September so this too is something to make your visit a great experience (not sure of the dates... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great gallery which showcases different artists, as well as provides classes. The gallery has a wide variety of things to choose from; garden art, glass and pottery, jewelry , some clothing store, etc. Also I believe when you purchase something here part of the proceeds go back to the school.

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