The Mendocino Art Center is a very special place overlooking the ocean from the top of the headlands. The center has been a haven for professional artists and all levels of students since 1959. Today the Art Center still provides a retreat away from the stress and clamor of the workaday world, where the soul can breathe, the imagination takes wing, creativity realizes itself, and new acquaintances turn into friendships. The Mendocino Art Center is an educational, exhibition, and resource center for the visual and performing arts in the quiet coastal village of Mendocino. The Art Center has earned national and international reputations which attract an impressive selection of renowned faculty members, yet has remained small enough for productive dialogues between students and teachers, professional artists, and beginners.