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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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Funky gallery - way bigger than it looks

Stumbled onto the Mendocino Arts Center during our two day visit to Mendocino. A rabbit warren of buildings housing artists and galleries it was a delight to wander through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2015
Amy S

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

Stumbled onto the Mendocino Arts Center during our two day visit to Mendocino. A rabbit warren of buildings housing artists and galleries it was a delight to wander through. Interesting exhibits of local artists with works to view and works to buy. Loved some of the yard art sculptures but can't take them on the plane. Oh well. An enjoyable... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

A good place to see an overall collection of local art for sale. The items aren't cheap for the quality is excellent.

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Saratoga WY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Nice mix of displays, including outside garden. Some unframed works for sale. Interesting buildings. Easy parking

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

By chance we happened upon the gallery while walking around the town. As we entered we were met by an engaging woman who delightfully told us about the gallery/art school and how art turned Mendocino into the hip place it is today, not to mention expensive place it is today.

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Novato, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

They were setting up a "wet paint" show so there was a lot of action. All the art is for sale, many mediums to chose from. Not much sculpture, but a lot of water color & ceramics.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

A community centre with lots of local arts sharing space and exhibiting their work. Gardens well cared for and colourful

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california
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

This art center has been there for maybe 40 yrs. I took batik classes there way back when! Check out the sculptures in the outside areas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

It was a nice diversion. The ladies working in the garden were so kind to tell us about the plants. Glad we stopped.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

The Mendocino Art Center is a charming and interesting place to visit. There is beautiful art and numerous vendors that display and sell their art.

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Pipestone, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Have you ever wanted to make a sword or a knife? For $15 you can go to the Mendocino Art Center on Tuesday evening and Sunday morning and work in their blacksmith shop.Anyone can make an S hook with a twist. How cool would that be to take home an iron souvenir of your accomplishment? I went and stayed for... More 

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