August 28 & 29
After last year’s pandemic hiatus, Mendonoma artists will once again be opening their studios to the public for the 29th annual Studio Discovery Tour. A beloved event on the North Coast, the Tour allows visitors to see where and how the art is made. Forty-one artists working out of 24 studios will showcase their paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, collage, textiles, leatherwork, printmaking, ceramics, woodworking and jewelry.
The self-guided tour is free of charge and takes place over two weekends: August 28 & 29 and September 4 - 6, from 10 am - 5 pm.
The Discovery Gallery (SeaCliff Center, downtown Gualala) is hosting a two-month long preview show in advance of the Tour. The preview show, open now through September 6, contains examples of each participating artist's work. You can also pick up a map of studio locations here. It's an excellent place to start your tour and decide which studios to visit.
The preview show will be open every day but Wednesday, from 10 am to 4 pm. The gallery will stay open until 5 pm beginning Friday, August 27 through Monday, September 6 (the two Tour weekends and the week in between).
39140 Highway 1
10 am - 4 pm July 9 - August 27
10 am - 5 pm August 28 - September 6
Studio Discovery Tour Website
The Studio Discovery Tour website (studiodiscoverytour.com) is a useful tool for planning your Tour. The site provides a list of participating artists, examples of their work, and a downloadable map of all studio locations. As you drive between Sea Ranch and Point Arena, bright yellow signs will guide you to each studio. Spend a weekend (or two) visiting with artists and taking in some incredible coastal scenery.