October 2 - 11, 2015.
Galleries, studios and businesses throughout Mendocino County will open their doors with special shows, events and demonstrations featuring a vast array of beautiful handmade crafts produced here in Mendocino County.
Maps will be available at each location so visitors can begin anywhere in the County. The tour begins the weekend of October 2nd - 4th with gallery openings in Ukiah and Fort Bragg on First Friday and Gualala on Saturday. Many of these shows continue throughout the month. The following weekend October 10th - 11th the celebration continues with events happening in Mendocino for Second Saturday and in Anderson Valley all weekend.
The first weekend of American Craft Week, Oct. 2-4, focuses on events in Fort Bragg, Ukiah, Point Arena, Gualala and Willits. This includes a Sidewalk Print Event on Oct. 2nd at Noyo Printworks in Fort Bragg from noon to 7pm; hands-on kids craft activities at Edgewater Gallery in Fort Bragg; an exhibit of fiber artists at the Ukiah Library; an exhibit titled "Mendocino Quilt Artists: A Fiber Perspective" at Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah; ceramic and woodworking artists at Ukiah's Corner Gallery and Art Center; and a variety of work by fiber, wood, and jewelry craftspeople at Willits Art Center and North Street Collective in Willits. Fort Bragg and Ukiah will both be hosting First Friday openings from 5 to 8 pm for the shows that open in those towns.
The second weekend, Oct. 10-11, features events in Mendocino and Anderson Valley. In Philo, The Pot Shop will host a food and pottery pairing on Oct. 10th from 1 to 3 pm while Schenk's Barn Studio will exhibit work and demonstrate metalsmithing and printmaking. In Mendocino, Highlight Gallery will sponsor a day of artist talks and demonstrations. Demonstrations will also take place at Mendocino Jewelry Studio. At Oddfellows Hall, two groups join together to show works ranging from glass sculpture to quilt painting to wood carved as furniture and as creative object. Several Mendocino venues will host opening receptions on Oct. 10th from 5 to 8 pm. Anderson Valley events take place 10 to 5 daily.
For a full schedule and a printable brochure, go to www.MendocinoCraftWeek.com.
American Craft Week is a nationwide celebration of handmade American crafts and the people who make them. It is a great opportunity to get a jump start on your Holiday shopping or to treat yourself to something really special made right here by our local artisans.
Mendocino County Celebrates American Craft Week is a free event and open to