In celebration of American Craft Week, galleries, studios and businesses throughout Mendocino County will open their doors with special shows, events and demonstrations featuring beautiful handmade crafts produced here in Mendocino County. The event is self-guided and visitors can navigate the back roads and not miss any of the wonderful treasures our local craftspeople have to offer.
The tour begins the weekend of October 6-7th 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 14-15th the celebration continues with events happening in Mendocino for Second Saturday and in Anderson Valley all weekend.
American Craft Week is a nationwide celebration of handmade American crafts and the people who make them. Galleries, schools, museums, artists, guilds, and libraries across the country will be holding events showcasing American craft. American Craft Week is a project of the Craft Artists and Retailers for Tomorrow (www.craftonline.com) and Craft in America (www.craftinamerica.org). For more information on American Craft Week, and a complete listing of participants and events across the country, please visit www.americancraftweek.com.
What to See
pottery: The Pot Shop, Philo The Corner Gallery, Ukiah Edgewater Gallery, Fort Bragg
jewelry: Schenck Barn Studio, Philo Coast Artist Collective, Pt Arena
woodblock prints: Schenck Barn Studio, Philo
textiles: Fort Bragg Textile Ukiah Library, Ukiah Tess McGuire Hats, Little River