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


Call for Artists 2018

We are now accepting applications for Art in the Gardens 2018! This celebration of creative expression, gorgeous gardens, music, beer, wine, and food attracts more than 1,500 guests each year. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens invites artists (open to all art mediums) to submit an application to exhibit their original work at the 26th Art in the Gardens held on Saturday, August 4 from 11AM to 5PM. Applications for this juried fine arts event will be accepted now through April 13, 2018. Jurying will take place at the end of April and we will send notifications shortly after.

Artist booths are framed by our 47 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens providing a unique and natural setting to display and sell art. Displaying your work amongst the summertime blooms of the Gardens is just one of the perks of participating in Art in the Gardens... Last year alone, more than $78,000 was spent on artwork at the event—including the featured artwork at a price-point of $30,500. Additionally, Gardens staff and volunteers are available to assist you in setting up and taking down your display and provide relief at your booth any time you need a break. Additionally, Friends of the Gardens provides a complimentary breakfast the morning of the event. Don’t miss this ideal opportunity to meet new clientele! 

While there is a non-refundable jury fee of $20, there is no booth fee. We work with a central cashiering system freeing you from having to handle cash and compute tax. A 30% commission will be taken from all artists’ sales. The commission will directly benefit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and our mission to engage and enrich lives by displaying and conserving plants in harmony with our Northern California coastal ecosystems.
To be considered in the jury process please complete and submit the application by April 13, 2018.

Complete the 2018 Artist Application online HERE

Please help us in our call for artists by asking your creative community to apply!

Participating Artists – Art in the Gardens 2017


Start Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

End Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Instructor Phone: 7079644352


Contact: Jamie Campione, MCBG Event Coordinator

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: (707) 964-4352 ext.19

Thanks to our generous 2017 sponsors: North Coast Brewing Company, Rossi Building Materials, Community First Credit Union, Friends of the Gardens, George and Ruth Bradford Foundation, Inn at Newport Ranch, KOZT the Coast FM, Anonymous sponsor, The Color Mill, Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, Mendocino Grove, Purple Rose Mexican Restaurant, Symphony of the Redwoods, Alegria Inn, Café Beaujolais, El Azteca Mexican Restaurant, Flo Beds, Harbor Ice Services/Frosty Ice, Harvest Market, Little River Inn, Mendocino Coast Clinics, Mountain Fresh Spring Water, Point Cabrillo Light Station Cottages, Savings Bank of Mendocino, Thanksgiving Coffee Company, Highway 20 Feed, Ocean Breeze Lodge, and Rhoads Auto Parts