galleries and associations
Janis Porter Artist
In Mendocino County you will find one of the largest concentrations per capita in the United States of artists, galleries and associations. Dotted around Mendocino County in towns like Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Elk, Point Arena, Albion, Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Boonville, Willits and Gualala is a large amount of galleries representing the many artists in the county. There is the Mendocino Art Center (multiple galleries, Helen Schoeni Theatre where the Mendocino Theatre Company performs, open studios, on-site housing, artists in residence, art campus that teaches ceramics, fiber arts, fine jewelry and sculpture and the headquarters for assorted events) Art Center Ukiah (classes, workshops and public events) Gualala Art Center (multi-million dollar cultural facility) Anderson Valley Artists Guild, Mendocino County Art Association (founded in 1954) Mendocino Eco Artists, Art Council in Mendocino County, Mendocino College Center for the Visual & Performing Arts (art, dance, theater, music, ceramics) and the Willits Center for the Arts. You will find special events like the Boonville Art Walk, Artists Open Studio Tour, Fine Arts Fair in Gualala, Art in the Redwoods Annual Festival, North Coast Artists Guild Studio Discovery Tour, First Friday in Fort Bragg, (monthly) Second Saturday in Mendocino (monthly) and First Friday Art Walk in Ukiah (monthly), Art in the Garden (Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens).