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“Marvelous Gardens”

Mendocino Art Center
Ranked #9 of 26 things to do in Mendocino
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

You should come here if only for the magnificent gardens full of art. This is an art school and gallery. All is welcome. It's very close to Main Street. Very much worth the walk up the street.
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Five or six years ago we chanced on this -- it's a big, varied gallery of local artists with changing shows; much of the art is impressive, thoughtful, compelling, no matter what your taste is. Nice store as well, and nice folks at the front desk.

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Wonderful art and incredible prices! The volunteers were very helpful in with information about artists.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

This art center is staffed by the artists themselves, apparently as part of the requirements for membership in the art colony. The pieces on display change frequently, with 1-person shows. Many artists, using many different media, styles and themes make this place a great experience. On sunny days, the garden, filled with whimsical sculptures of rock, steel and other materials, many of them permanent fixtures, is great fun. The pieces are situated amidst flowers and shrubs, often half-hidden to be found.

This isn't a half-baked little tourist trap - Mendocino doesn't seem to have many if any of those - It's an art center of some quality. Probably not for young children (unless they're inclined to art), but teens will find many things of interest here. Allow an hour or so. Most items are for sale, many of them at very reasonable prices.

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We enjoyed visiting this local gem. The sculptures, paintings, and jewelry are all very unique and interesting.

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