Arts & Culture

With more artists per capita than other county in the US and an artistic history that goes back half a century, perhaps it’s no surprise that this unspoiled, rural paradise also boasts galleries, music, and culture that is on par with many large urban centers.

Anderson Valley Museum

Arts Type: 
Museums

The museum shares relics and information about Anderson Valley’s colorful past, including Boontling, the original native residents  local language once spoken widely throughout the valley.

Ford House Museum & Visitor Center

Ford House Museum & Visitor Center

Arts Type: 
Museums

The Ford House, located in historic Mendocino Village, offers both historic and current information about the area, with a broad selection of brochures, books, cards and other visitor center items. The Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce designated Ford House as the official Visitor Information Center of Mendocino Village.

Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House

Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House

Arts Type: 
Art Centers, Galleries/Studios, Museums, Learning and Experience

The Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah is one of northern California's cultural treasures. Telling the story of nationally esteemed artist Grace Carpentner Hudson (1865-1937), and her anthropologist husband, Dr. John Hudson (1857-1935), the museum features permanent exhibits showcasing Grace's oil portraits of Pomo Indians and John's collection of Pomo basketry.

Gualala Arts Center

Gualala Arts Center

Arts Type: 
Art Centers, Galleries/Studios, Museums, Theaters, Learning and Experience

This multi-million-dollar cultural facility in the little community of Gualala on the Northern California coast is home to art exhibitions, performing arts, and community events of Mendocino and Sonoma counties.

Father Time and the Maiden

Kelley House Museum

Arts Type: 
Museums

The Kelley House Museum is an historic house museum in the heart of Mendocino, California, a picturesque town of 1,000 people. The home was built in 1861 by William Kelly (sp), one of Mendocino’s founding fathers, and now contains 19th Century furniture. The ocean-view home sits on an acre of gardens, with a pond and three resident geese.

Little River Improvement Club (1885) & Museum (2010)

Little River Museum

Arts Type: 
Art Centers, Galleries/Studios, Museums, Learning and Experience, For Kids

Little River Improvement Club & Museum was built in 1885 and was Little River's community center continuously until 2010 when it was converted to a Museum. Free admission.

Mendocino County Museum

Mendocino County Museum

Arts Type: 
Museums

The Museum presents items from the collection in public exhibits and provides access procedures for research of artifacts.

Roots of Motive Power

Roots of Motive Power

Arts Type: 
Museums, Learning and Experience, For Kids

Roots of Motive Power began in 1982 as a loosely organized group of friends in the timber industry who shared a love of local history and the antique machinery that shaped it. Working closely with the Mendocino County Museum, Roots volunteers embarked on an enthusiastic course of acquistion and restoration.

The Attic of Mendocino, Antiques in Mendocino

The Attic of Mendocino

Arts Type: 
Galleries/Studios, Museums, Learning and Experience

Walking through your grandparent’s 1920's bungalow - small, cozy rooms all with a garden view, a fireplace, and a solarium with a magnificent view of Mendocino, your discoveries are endless - there’s a beloved sled leaning in one corner, tools, toys and figurines, trunks that open to reveal vintage clothing and travel mementos, a spinning wheel, your Uncle Henry's

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