Did you know Mendocino is one of the top art-gallery towns in Northern California? Since the 1960s, our lovely coastal town has attracted artists and painters, and it now has the highest number of them per capita in the whole state! When you come and visit us, take some time to walk down Main Street and discover some of the best art galleries in Mendocino. We’ve included our top four in the blog below, so read on, take notes, and get ready to see some gorgeous works of art.
4 Mendocino Art Galleries You Can’t Miss
Lynn Prentice Gallery
Among the various Mendocino art galleries, one we absolutely love is the Lynn Prentice Gallery. If you want to see the works of local artists first-hand, then it’s the place to go. Marvel at the collection of paintings, jewelry, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculptures, woodwork, and more.
Anderson’s Alternatives is not only a fabulous art gallery, but it can also appeal to history buffs. Indeed, it gets inspiration from the lumber history of our area and showcases gorgeous wooden creations. All the pieces are made out of wood found nearby which makes them even more special and local. The gallery also offers a selection of ornamental flowers and furniture pieces, like dining room tables and chairs.
Highlight Gallery is also located on Main Street and is one of our all-time favorites. Their collection features at least 200 regional and national artists through several art forms: furniture, ceramics, glass, fine art, turned wood, jewelry, textiles, and sculpture. You’ll love browsing their splendid paintings, photography or prints, and even their furniture pieces, whether it be a dining or coffee table. Who knows, you might even be tempted to bring one home.
Mendocino Art Center
Last but not least is the Mendocino Art Center. This gallery is also a place for locals and visitors alike to meet and learn more about art. You can take classes to improve your techniques, for example! Besides their galleries and classes, they also host events regularly, including receptions, exhibitions, and auctions that are a lot of fun to attend.
Experience Mendocino’s Beauty at Sea Rock Inn
When you’re done perusing the numerous works of art of these art galleries, shift your focus to your surroundings and let the untamed beauty of Mendocino wash over you. Take time to breathe in the salty air of the ocean and to soak in the scenery as you make your way back to Sea Rock Inn. Our lovely B&B is one of the best in town and offers peace and tranquility, tucked away from civilization in a gorgeous backdrop. Browse our selection of suites and cottages and pick the one you prefer. They all come with modern amenities and splendid decor. When you wake up in the morning, wrap a blanket around your shoulders, and drink your morning coffee on the porch, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the distance. Did we mention we also serve a delicious breakfast? It’s all you need and more for the ideal, unplugged getaway.