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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
11:00AM to 5:00PM

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 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM. 

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!

Our online ticket sales closed at 5:00PM on Friday, August 3rd so that we can process orders. Tickets can still be purchased at the pre-sale price through August 3rd at The Garden Store (707-964-4352) 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 wine glass and tastings from 11 wineries spread throughout the Gardens

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. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is well-known for its pet-friendly nature. However, during this special event, we ask that you please keep your pets (service animals excluded) 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. Art in the Gardens is an event where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use in promotion of Art in the Gardens and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (MCBG).

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
Christopher Cisper — Original tap-style guitar; classical and jazz blend

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
Cabot Creamery
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

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

PERENNIAL GARDEN

Jennuwine Design – handmade paper jewelry
Flockworks – nonprofit in support of local arts
Gloria Oneto – tote bags
Hoppe Holzkreation – hand-turned wooden bowls
Nancy MacLeod – acrylic on canvas
Art Explorers – nonprofit art studio and gallery
Karen Reed – abalone jewelry
Rush Studio – jewelry
Aiyana Martin – spider ornaments
Ralista Theiss – recycled glass bowls and vases
Littlecup Ceramics – whimsical ceramics
Hannah Meredith – functional ceramics
Pearls of Wisdom Design – jewelry
Artwork by Kim Soares – sculptures

MEADOW LAWN

Susan Lofthouse-Mead – watercolor and pencil
Amelia Rose – glass
Anderloins Art + Adornment – jewelry
Cat Francisco Photography – photography
ZBO’s Art – expressionistic art

THE NARROWS

Joel Keis – soap
Maria Solaris – fiber art
Distinctive Tastes – olive oils and balsamic vinegars
Tonie Arabi – glass jewelry

DAHLIA GARDEN

Dia Kim Functional Art Glass – glass bowls, jewelry, and wall art
Stella Wells – birdhouses
Lila Ayers – jewelry
Becky Jaffe Fine Art Photography – photography
Jennie Drummond – watercolor
Carol Frechette – leather pouches and bags

THE CROSSROADS

Karin Ashley Fine Art – horse hair raku pottery
Laura Bracken Jewelry Designs – metal jewelry
Not Harry’s Nuts – gourmet nuts
Nancy Finn – wire wrapped jewelry
Patrice Moriarity Crawford – acrylic wildlife paintings
Annette Ahlers – recycled glass dish yard art
Susan Barnes – impressionist watercolor

EVENT LAWN
*Previous Featured Artists

2018 Featured Artist – Sanna Koski – realist paintings
Bicoastal Oddity – mixed media
John Fisher* – sculpture
Cory Epperson – handcrafted, recycled instruments
K. Maley Jewelry – jewelry
Mariko Irie* – watercolor and oil paintings
Linda Knoll Art – watercolor
Tek Photography – photography
Josh Latkin – ceramic slab vessels
Marta Alonso Canillar – oil painting
Christiansen–Arner – sculpture
Ellen Athens Jewelry Designs – jewelry
Aaron Johnson – acrylic and pastel
Bahia Beads – jewelry
Barbara Bush – jewelry
Sev Ickes* – paintings
Debra DeGraw – ceramic sculptures
Mariposa Tie Dye – tye dye
Erin Dertner Fine Art* – paintings
Ryan Grossman – oil paintings
Mendo Face & Body Art – face painting
Annette Jarvie Designs – steampunk jewelry
Ms. Rossi Creative Art – active pour painting
What Now Ceramics – functional ceramics
Karen LeGault Fine Art – watercolors
Linda Brown* – acrylic
Kate Rohr – photography
Hilary Eddy* – oil paintings
Elliott Little – photography
Monique Risso – acrylic on canvas
Rascal Moon Design – jewelry
Shawnee Miller – local imagery and story illustrations
James Rose – mixed media paintings
Metal Muse Studio – metal sculpture
Sandy Oppenheimer* – paper collage
Pacific Textile Arts – weaving, spinning, and basket making
Bojh Parker - paintings and illustrations
Kate Pethoud Pottery – ceramics
Michael Conner – acrylic on canvas
Oblivious Designs – mosaic wall art
Emily and Quinn Scheibal – garden and folk art
JD Streeter – bat houses
Kristen Sutteer – ceramics

Overview

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!