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Express Yourself!

 

Dance and Crafting

Experience

August 13 and 14 noon to 4pm

Everything is free and family friendly/all ages! 

There will be free yoga, capoeira and dance classes in the amazing great room.  In the classroom there will be a free artist led make and take collage activity, free summer treats and local covid 19 resources.

We will giveaway t-shirts and water-bottle stickers  

The schedule of demo dance and yoga classes is below:

Free refreshments and summer treats will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GREAT ROOM AND CLASSROOM RENTALS

Call 707-459-1726 or email manager@willitscenterforthearts.org

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MONTHLY ART TALK

2nd Fridays 6:30 pm 

Join us in person in the Great Room

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2022 Willits Summer Art Walks

This Summer, the Willits arts community will showcase the best of Willits! Our downtown is brimming with talented artists and creative activity. Plan to spend the evening exploring art, history, music, and dance. This event will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month from June through October between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00, June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24, and October 29. Grab a friend or your family and stroll the streets of Willits to discover local artists, new venues and eateries right here in our own backyard. See the flyer for the map and explore at your leisure.

The following venues will kick off the summer season: 

  • Willits Center for the Arts - 71 E. Commercial St. The WCA features monthly art exhibitions featuring local and regional artists. Come to the exhibit opening reception: , while mingling with the artists and enjoying refreshments. Come paint rocks outside with Willits Rocks!

  • Mendocino County Museum - 400 E. Commercial St. Experience the new traveling exhibit from Exhibit Envoy: Bear in Mind: the Story of the California Grizzly. Open Hours 5:00-7:00 with General Admission.

  • Willits Library -  390 E Commercial St. Take & Make bookmarks!

  • Mendocino College will have a pop-up exhibit at the museum! Don’t miss the chance to see drawings and watercolors generated by talented student artists taught by local instructor Ann Maglinte.

  • BACE - 101 N. Main St. (next to North Spur Brewery) This venue is one of Willits’ best kept secrets. The talented visionaries behind BACE bring a global perspective to our local art scene. A psychedelic art exhibit will mesmerize audiences of all ages. This unique venue will host Beat Sauna in the later evening hours. See https://www.instagram.com/bacevenue/

  • Kemmy’s Pies - 299 E. Commercial St. Sip some wine and eat savory or sweet pie with a friend while viewing the latest crafts and art that adorn the walls of this community gem. While you are in the area, stop by the Willits Chamber of Commerce to discover events planned throughout the county. 

  • Scoops Frozen Yogurt & Deli - 110 N. Main St. Enjoy the “Sweet” taste of Scoops!

  • Shanachie Pub - 50 S. Main St. Enjoy well curated brews while viewing the drawings of Artist and Educator Jazmine Moore. Spend the evening listening to local talent featured during Singer Songwriter night. Nothing like a cool drink in a chill atmosphere on a hot evening!

  • Art on the Plaza - 99 S. Main St. This gallery has something for everyone. Rex Morgan’s metal art will be on display along with over 14 artisans from the community.  

  • RE Evolution - 15 W. Mendocino Ave. This wonderful space is always spectacularly curated. Merchandise changes regularly.  Come by to see what is new. There will be a live musician in front of the gallery around 6:30pm onward!

(see map on this website)

Willits Center for the Arts presents presents ceramics by Mary Marsh and works by Laura Wiecek   

The show will be on view from July 30th through August 24th, 2022.  A reception for the artists will take place Saturday, July 30th.

Meet the Artists Saturday, July 30th between 6 and 9 pm.


 
Willits Center for the Arts Gift Shop is featuring Buffie Schmidt's Pomo Jewelry 

 

Also be sure to check out the Online Gallery celebrating Mendocino Artists. 50 artists offer over 400 unique items for sale. There are some great gifts here to browse through.

 

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