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Upcoming Events

  • A Rare Intimate Evening Concert with Spencer Brewer and Friends
    A Rare Intimate Evening Concert with Spencer Brewer and Friends
    Sat, Dec 16
    Dec 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:20 PM
    Willits, 71 E Commercial St, Willits, CA 95490, USA
    Dec 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:20 PM
    Willits, 71 E Commercial St, Willits, CA 95490, USA
    Featuring Mendocino Piano Quartet, Ben Reub and Dr Wenbo Yin
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WCA is acceptingentries for the 36th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair! All interested artists, h


email or call 707-459-1726


usually 2nd Fridays 6:30 pm

Join us in person in the Great Room Dec 1


Willits Center for the Arts is once again reaching out to ask that you consider extending your loyal sponsorship and support of our community art center. Your generosity has maintained our building and ongoing educational and creative programs for 24 years. Thanks to your generous support, we look forward to educating and inspiring our community well into our 25th year!

Willits Center for the Arts Board of Directors and our cadre of hard-working volunteers have continued to maintain historical offerings, such as our monthly gallery openings and exhibits, a highlight of cultural life in Willits, our popular Art Talk series, and our long-running Life Drawing group. We also offer regular classes and open studios in ceramics, master classes in painting, photography, and collage, and our ever-popular movement classes, which provide opportunities for everything from yoga to ecstatic dance. We strive to engage area youth from the Willits, Covelo, and Laytonville schools, and to offer free and low-cost classes and workshops to community members of all ages.

We are very excited to share our new membership structure for 2024, which includes expanded membership tiers, benefits, and payment options.

Pay Membership Online


Our new membership structure aims to encourage both financial support and personal engagement. Email, call, or drop by and talk to our Volunteer Coordinator, Alexis Halleck, to find out more about using volunteer hours to pay for a membership.


To sign up for monthly automated payments, please go to the membership section of our website. We hope you will find a level that works for you.

Remember to sign up to receive our weekly email newsletter at the bottom of this homepage to keep in touch with all the latest happenings at the WCA. Other ways to support the Art Center include taking classes, purchasing gift cards or items from the gift shop, or buying art at one of the gallery exhibits. 

To make a lasting contribution, consider including Willits Center for the Arts in your will or setting up an endowment. Reach out to one of our board members to see if this is a good fit for you. 

Please ensure that Willits Center for the Arts remains one of Mendocino County's most valuable arts venues by becoming a member, renewing your WCA membership, or making a tax-deductible donation today (Federal Tax Id 47-5851850).

           Best wishes for a happy holiday season and thank you for your continued support!

The Willits Center for the Arts Board of Directors
Sandy Strong, Laura Wiecek, Judy Fisch, Lisa Kvasnicka, Gary Martin, Alexis Halleck, Eric Hart, Margi Gomez Guhde, and Emmy Good 


WCA is honored to have received grant funding from Upstate California Creative Corps and the California Arts Council for ArtsStravaganza ’23-’24 to pay artists and creatives to share the upcoming awesome offerings.
We also have deep gratitude for our members and volunteers, as well as the City of Willits, our landlord, who have kept us here for 23 years in this special historic building, un-endowed and happening with doors open.

Grants, rentals and memberships fund some of our awesome programming, but they do not cover nearly all of utilities, minimal salaries and stipends and basic operational costs that keep the doors open and meaningful program development happening. 
For that, we need our community's support!

Please donate/become a member

Willits Center for the Arts Mendocino Artist Corps ArtsStravaganza Project 2023-24. Free events and classes in our community from September 2023-June 2024.

With support from the Upstate California Creative Corps, WILLITS CENTER FOR THE ARTS will curate and marshal a Mendocino County Artists Corps (19 Local Artists and Creatives) from within our community ranks who will provide after school dance and art workshops, monthly art history lectures for youth and elders, arts summer camps, monthly dance and visual art workshops and programming targeted to uplift and engage youth, families and seniors with focus on increasing mental health outcomes, fostering civic engagement and highlighting social justice opportunities in our community. We hope to kick off with the first of several ecstatic dance events.

Tell your friends and neighbors to subscribe to our newsletter on our homepage below, so they will be in the know to register quickly for these free Limited Enrollment Workshops and Events as we open them.
Meet the '23-'24 WCA Mendocino County Artists Corps:
We are pleased to have 19 creatives and artists representing SOME of our amazing creative community facilitating these events and workshops:  Deviyana Livneh, Chantal Simonpetri, Carmen Day, Simone River Ndoye, Jaynene Johnson, Donna d'Terra, Eli Laughton, Buffie Schmidt, Matthew Caine, Laura Corben, Caroline Hambright, Jazzminh Moore, Mariangela Le Thanh, Nancy New, Sofia Aloaoui, Salvador Andrade, Sandy Strong, and Gary Martin creatively directed by Sasha Thomas.

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Thanks for registering to our event. See you there!

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