Everything You Need to Know About the Mendocino Art Center

Art lovers are going to love this day-trip activity! If you wish to experience the beauty of Northern California on another level, then the Mendocino Art Center is made for you! This important community gem has been a haven for artists since its inception in 1959. Now, it serves as an educational institution as well as a creative retreat. You can participate in over 150 classes each year in a variety of media. Ceramics, fine arts, jewelry, sculpture, and fiber arts are just a few options for you to express your artistic abilities. Discover more about the Mendocino Art Center when you plan your stay at Sea Rock Inn!

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What Can You Do At the Mendocino Art Center?


Discover Numerous Art Galleries

The Mendocino Art Center provides a variety of galleries for your perusing pleasure. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the exception of second Saturdays when hours are extended until 8 p.m., these galleries are a great destination. You can spend some time taking in the works of local artists while also gaining a better understanding of area history and culture.


The Main Mendocino Art Center Gallery offers over 20 Northern California artists and their mixed media and collage pieces. The Abramson Gallery includes unique handcrafted inventory and consignment art. The Nichols Gallery is another great space, featuring one-of-a-kind sculptures, ceramics, and paintings. At Gallery Ten, you will discover paintings, photographs, paper cut-outs, linocuts, and etchings. Then, at the Members’ Gallery, there are a wide array of all media created by Northern California artists that are perfect for gifts or souvenirs to bring back home with you.


Partake in Fun Activities And Events

A great romantic idea during your stay in Mendocino is to attend an art class. The Mendocino Art Center offers a variety of courses which teach the arts of sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, fiber arts, and fine arts. There are also open studios, which offer a great chance for artists to participate in several media and various formats. These open studios provide access to equipment and supplies as well as the nurturing presence of other artists in the midst of creative developments.

The Mendocino Art Center also organizes several events throughout the year, such as the Arts and Crafts Fairs! Happening twice a year in July and November, this special event is the perfect occasion to bring your friends and family and discover unique products from over 50 different artists! Bring some exquisite gifts home, and celebrate with drinks and food in a festive atmosphere!


Complete Your Stay At Sea Rock Inn

Sea-Rock-Inn-Cottage 1 balcony viewAfter spending a wonderful day at the Mendocino Art Center, come home to a comfortable room at Sea Rock Inn! Our stunning accommodations are perfect for your romantic weekend getaway, with a breathtaking ocean view right outside your window and elegant amenities.


Book our Cottage 1! There’s nothing like a haven like this spacious pine walls cottage to enjoy the beauty of Northern California. Relax in a hot bath in your luxurious bathroom, step outside to look at the stars on your private deck with a glass of wine in hand, and get a good night’s sleep in one of the two queen beds. It’s the perfect place for you and your significant other, but you can sleep up to four people if you wish to come with your friends or children! Wake up the next day to the serene view of the ocean on the horizon and join us in the main Inn where a delicious homemade breakfast awaits you!


Book your stay today at Sea Rock Inn! We look forward to hosting you.