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

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Art in the Gardens 2018

Art – Music – Wine – Beer – Food – Blooms
Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Featured Artist  |  SANNA KOSKI
Presenting Sponsor
  |  Braggadoon Signs & Graphics

We are already looking forward to the 26th annual Art in the Gardens (AIG) at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens! Set amidst the spectacular background of summer floral displays, the day-long juried art event will be held on Saturday, August 4th. 

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. Spend a day strolling 47 acres of natural beauty from the manicured gardens and fern-ringed ponds at the Gardens’ entrance to the wildflower-strewn bluffs at ocean’s edge. Mingle with artists amongst dramatic summertime blooms. Sample an array of wines from around Mendocino County. Wine tasting tickets may be purchased on the Gardens’ website or at the event. Craft brews will be available for purchase with complimentary tastings on the Event Lawn. Culinary vendors will be spread throughout the Gardens. See below for a list of the participating musicians, wineries, breweries, and culinary vendors.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Advance tickets are available online now through Friday, August 3rd at 4:00PM
. Tickets can also be purchased at the pre-sale price through August 3rd at The Garden Store at MCBG, Harvest Market in Fort Bragg, and Out of This World in Mendocino. PLEASE NOTE: General admission guest passes are not allowed for entry on this day; an event ticket must be purchased and all tickets are non-refundable as this is a fundraiser for the Gardens.

  • General admission tickets $20 in advance or $30 at the door ($5 junior admission tickets ages 6 to 16; Free for children ages 5 and under)
  • $25 additional for wine tasting (includes complimentary keepsake tasting glass)

EVENT GUIDELINES

Art in the Gardens will be held rain or shine. No refunds as all proceeds will be donated to our nonprofit botanical gardens. No outside food or beverages allowed. No smoking anywhere in the Gardens. Parking is free but limited, please plan to carpool. We are sorry, no dogs are allowed at Art in the Gardens, please plan to keep your pets at home or arrange for doggy daycare. General admission guest passes are not allowed for entry; an event ticket must be purchased as this is a fundraiser for the Gardens.

LODGING SPECIALS
Emerald Dolphin Inn is offering a 10% discount on a 2-night stay for anyone attending Art in the Gardens. Call them today to take advantage of the special rate 866-964-6699.


 2018 FEATURED ARTIST — Sanna Koski

This year’s Featured Artist is realist painter Sanna M. Koski. Sanna has lived in Fort Bragg, California, since birth.

The 2018 Featured Artwork titled Hare Creek is acrylic paint on watercolor paper in a translucent style. The inspiration for Hare Creek was derived from a painting by Henry Pether and the Romanticism aesthetic of the Hudson River School style painters – a technique which Koski greatly admires.


AIG APPAREL AVAILABLE NOW

Art in the Gardens t-shirts, hooded full-zip sweatshirts, and crewneck sweatshirts featuring Sanna Koski's painting, Hare Creek, are on sale now at The Garden Store
Apparel printed by Hidden Treasures T-Shirt Co. 


RAFFLE

We will be holding another prize-packed Art in the Gardens raffle consisting of 5 splendid prize packages that highlight the best lodging, adventures, dining, cultural experiences, and spa treatments that the Mendocino Coast has to offer. This year you can enter to win the specific basket or baskets that you want! Details for each basket can be found below. Some grand prizes include a 2-night stay at Orr Hot Springs Resort, season tickets to Symphony of the Redwoods, dinner for four at Raven’s restaurant, horseback riding at Ricochet Ridge Ranch, and much, much more! The drawing will take place at 3PM on the Event Lawn at Art in the Gardens (you do not need to be present to take home one of these magnificent packages!) CLICK HERE to see what is in each basket.


Below are some of the things you can expect at AIG 2018...

LIVE MUSIC

CHUCK T. — Classic rock, country, folk, and blues
Dorian May Trio — Jazz
Erin Brazill and The Brazillionaires — Noirish pop
Gabriel Yañez Trio — Jazz
Tony Roach — Pop and jazz
Small Hat Band — Soul, southern rock, blues, and roots
Aaron Ford — American roots
California Tire Fire — Acoustic soul rock
The Groovinators — Blues, jazz, and swing

WINE TASTING (tasting tickets required; purchase in advance or day of the event)

Bee Hunter Wine
Frey Vineyards
Graziano Family of Wines
Greenwood Ridge Vineyards
Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery
Maple Creek Winery
McNab Ridge Winery
Murder Ridge Winery
Philo Ridge Vineyards
Powicana Farm
Terra Sávia Winery

BEER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE (plus free tastings on the Event Lawn)

North Coast Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

CULINARY VENDORS

A Sweet Affair
Cowlick's Ice Cream
Croux & Company
Los Gallitos Mexican Restaurant
Mara's Coffee House
Pilón Kitchen
Rhody's Garden Café
Sugar Coated Catering
Tenadam Catering
Thanksgiving Coffee Company
The Q

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Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018

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    We will be holding another prize-packed Art in the Gardens raffle consisting of 5 splendid prize packages that highlight the best lodging, adventures, dining, cultural experiences, and spa treatments that the Mendocino Coast has to offer. This year you can enter to win the specific basket or baskets that you want! Details for each basket can be found below.
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    Partner with us in a celebration of creative expression, gorgeous gardens, music, beer, wine, and food that attracts as many as 1,500 guests each year!