Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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Art in the Gardens 2017

Fine Art – Music – Wine – Beer – Food
Saturday, August 5 . 11AM to 5PM

Featured Artist  |  Internationally renowned sculptor John Fisher

Set amidst the spectacular background of summer floral displays at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, the 25th anniversary of Art in the Gardens (AIG) is fast approaching. The day-long juried fine art event will be held on Saturday, August 5 from 11AM to 5PM. 

Join us in a celebration of creative expression, gorgeous gardens, music, beer, wine, and food. Over the past quarter of a century, AIG has showcased extraordinary creations such as ceramics, glass, paintings, sculpture, textiles, and woodworking. This year’s event will include a special focus on art in action giving everyone a chance to witness the creative process involved in several mediums. 

Imagine spending a day strolling through our beautiful garden, meeting California artists while viewing a multitude of art on display and for sale, sipping regional wines and craft beers, listening to wonderful music, and tasting the freshest culinary creations from around Mendocino County. 


This year’s Featured Artist is internationally acclaimed sculptor John Fisher. After 20 years in Italy, he has established his studio in Northern California with his wife—and past AIG featured artist—Sandy Oppenheimer. For Fisher, sculpting is a profoundly philosophical and spiritual act of faith. "My marble sculptures are carved spontaneously and intuitively, relying upon observation and the discipline of drawing." CLICK HERE for more details on Fisher and his work.


Join us on Saturday, July 15 for the big reveal of the 2017 featured artwork for the 25th anniversary of Art in the Gardens. Stroll the Gardens at a special reduced admission of just $5 per person starting at 3:00PM and gather in the Perennial Garden at 4:00PM for the unveiling. CLICK HERE for more details.

Below are some of the things you can expect at AIG 2017... more to come!


Christopher Cisper — Original tap-style guitar; classical and jazz blend
Lighthouse — Acoustic rock singer/songwriters and guitarists
Sergei BassehesClassical guitar
Shug-A-Pea — Eclectic contemporary
The Groovinators — Blues, jazz, and swing


Philo Ridge Vineyards
Terra Sávia Winery
Graziano Family of Wines
BARRA of Mendocino Organic Wines
Maple Creek Winery
Frey Vineyards
Simaine Cellars


North Coast Brewing Company
Mad River Brewing


A Sweet Affair
Tsunami Nacho Truck
Cowlick's Ice Cream
Living Light
Los Gallitos
Piaci Pub & Pizzeria
The Q

TICKETS available now! CLICK HERE to purchase online.
$20 in advance or $30 at the door  |  $25 additional for wine or beer tasting  |  $5 children ages 6 to 16  |  Free for children under 5
~all tickets are non-refundable~

Parking is free but limited, please plan to carpool. We are sorry, no dogs are allowed at Art in the Gardens. General admission guest passes are not allowed for entry; an event ticket must be purchased as this is a fundraiser for the Gardens.


Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017

Location: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Payment Information: Tickets available online, at The Garden Store, Harvest Market, and Out of This World: $20 in advance or $30 at the door . $25 additional for wine or beer tasting . $5 children ages 6 to 16 . Free for children under 5

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  • Partner with us in a celebration of creative expression, gorgeous gardens, music, beer, wine, and food that attracts more than 1,500 guests each year. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is excited to present the 25th anniversary of Art in Gardens on Saturday, August 5, 2017. This premier juried event on the spectacular Mendocino Coast showcases fine art in many different media.
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    We have concluded the call for artists for Art in the Gardens 2017, a juried fine arts event and fundraiser.