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.

Stay tuned for details on the 2017 Featured Artwork Unveiling...

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.


Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is currently accepting applications for the 25th Art in the Gardens held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 11AM to 5PM. We invite artists who work in a wide variety of mediums to submit an application to exhibit their original work on the Mendocino Coast. The spectacular summer floral displays of our gardens provide a unique and natural setting to display and sell art. This celebration of creative expression, gorgeous gardens, music, beer, wine, and food.

Entry to this well-attended fine art event is easy and affordable! Selected artists will have the rare opportunity to display their finest work at this breathtaking 47 acres by the sea, recently voted fifth best botanical garden in the nation by USA Today. While there is a non-refundable jury fee of $20, there is no booth fee. The event functions on a cashiering system freeing artists from having to handle cash and compute tax. A 30% commission will be taken from all artists’ sales. The commission and all proceeds from this spectacular event will directly benefit the non-profit Botanical Gardens. Gardens staff and volunteers will be available to assist selected artists in display set-up and take-down as well as provide relief for artists in need of a break. Additionally, our non-profit support organization, Friends of the Gardens, provides an ample complimentary breakfast for all participating artists the morning of the event. Please call 707-964-4352 ext 19 or email with any questions.

Applications will be accepted through MAY 22, 2017. 

Complete 2017 Artist Application online HERE

Printable 2017 Artist Application
Submit an application in person or mail to:
"Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens c/o AIG Jury"
18220 North Highway 1
Fort Bragg, CA 95437


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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