GREAT ROOM AND CLASSROOM RENTALS are Resuming March 22, 2021 at 25% Capacity

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APRIL ART TALK Friday, APRIL 9, 6:30 pm

  Join us in person in the Great Room on Friday, April 9th to see artists who created the Rococo style of the 18th century.

The Willits Center for the Arts is proud to display paintings by Margaret Pirrouette and redwood crafts by Juliet and Erwin Ludwig April 2-30

Margaret Pirouette was born in New York and has lived in Willits since the late 1970s. She has been painting and drawing since the 1960s. Margaret tells us, “I paint because art is my constant, art is my savior, art is my god.”  Margaret is one of the faithful members of the Art Center's life drawing class, which we hope will be able to resume soon. In this show, Margaret will present new works of watercolors and oil paintings.  

J and E Crafts refers to Juliet and Erwin, they’re a couple that happens to do a lot together including craftwork. After many years as a scientist, Erwin is getting back into his love for woodwork that his Dad had taught him as a young child.  They live and work in Ukiah.

Erwin says: “I started off with antler tables as a winter project and wood boats as summer projects. In the last few years, I’ve built ten tiny houses on wheels in the summers, everyone getting better while incorporating new designs. As a winter project, I decided to craft handles and mosaic pins for high-quality steel knife blanks. Then I began leather crafts for sheaths, holsters, and belts.

With new tools, we now forge our own knives, Juliet doing most of the forging and I do the grinding and polishing. We also invested in a CNC router for more precise cutting of our redwood burl magnetic knife blocks and also designing and making cutting boards and boxes from redwood burls. I like to say that we make nature's art into functional pieces, “functional art”."

Stop in to see the show Fridays through Sundays from 11 am until 5 pm.  Only 6 people will be allowed in the gallery at one time.  Masks are mandatory.

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.

The current Photo Club Show is open now through July. 


classes and events resuming at 25% capacity starting 3/22/21


71 E. Commercial St.

PO Box 503

Willits, CA 95490

Hours: (Reduced for COVID)

Friday - Sunday

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In memory of

Bobbi Hegeler