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Mendocino Art Center

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Address: 45200 Little Lake St, Mendocino, CA 95460
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+1 707-937-5818

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Eclectic art gallery showcasing local artists with ever changing offerings. We have purchased outdoor sculptures, paintings, pottery and jewelry to name a few. Often there are... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2015
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Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Eclectic art gallery showcasing local artists with ever changing offerings. We have purchased outdoor sculptures, paintings, pottery and jewelry to name a few. Often there are open houses with the current artist which is always fun. This visit they were show casing amazing pottery.

Thank legsbell
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

The space in which the art is displayed is light and airy. We were greeted as we entered and left the premises.

Thank GatorJo
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 

Thank Amy S
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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.

Thank Gee19
Saratoga WY
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199 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

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

Thank PBandJ2003
Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Lynx9
Novato, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Kitson W
Tauranga, New Zealand
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399 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

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

Thank Nigel B
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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.

Thank lindycalifornia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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.

Thank marcogirl1

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