Arts + Entertainment – Fort Bragg Advocate-News


Kwan Tai Temple

On Saturday June 5 and Sunday June 6, the Kwan Tai temple in downtown Mendocino invites all families to a free treasure hunt for children. Listen to the free guided tour, then have the kids go on a scavenger hunt for a reward. Kwan Tai Temple, California Historic Landmark # 927, is located at 45160 Albion St. They offer free guided tours from May to October, Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Confabulations at the Willits Center for the Arts

The Willits Center for the arts presents Gail Rushmore and Daphne Alexander in Confabulations, A Mash-Up of Made-Up Memories.

Daphne Alexander has supported the WCA for years, donating at auctions and placing works in group shows. From Redwood Valley, she lives with her husband, Brian, in a world filled with art with sculptures, ceramics and mosaics created by the two of them. She will present her humorous ceramics of dogs, rams and demons.

Gail Rushmore of Ukiah will exhibit her portraits of women as well as ceramics and sculpture. Gail tells us, “In my best artistic moments, I’m not tied to the media and my joy is in the creative process, exploring different ways of telling a story. Being multi-faceted, a true Gemini, I’m semi-scattered but able to focus. I love the spontaneity of paper and paint, the thought-provoking and planning process involved in assembling mixed media, and the challenges of working with clay.

The Willits Center for the Arts is located at 71 E. Commercial St., (next to the Noyo Theater).

Mendocino Art Center Continues Online Classes in June

Although the MAC campus is currently closed due to COVID-19, it remains open online for classes, workshops and the gallery store. Please visit the Mendocino Art Center online at for more information. For more information, visit

Partner Gallery Reopening in the heart of Mendocino

Partner artists will reopen their gallery in the historic Mendocino Beacon Building at 45062 Ukiah St., in the heart of Mendocino. After 10 years at the Glendeven Inn in Little River, another 10 years on Franklin Street in Fort Bragg, and one year only online during COVID, the artists at the gallery are happy to start a new era in Mendocino. They are working on preparing the space and can’t wait to open in June. Meanwhile, they are continuing their “Connected” exhibition online until June at:

Save the dates!

The Mendocino Music Festival recently announced that its 2021 festival will run from Friday July 16 through Sunday July 25. For more information on tickets and schedule, please visit

Grace Hudson Museum “Postcards from Mecca” exhibition

The fascinating exhibition of the Grace Hudson Museum “Postcards from Mecca” runs until Sunday 22 August. The exhibition explores the friendship of two women who explored and experienced adventures in the Southern California desert from the late 1910s to the early 1930s. This traveling exhibit of Exhibit Envoy is complemented by a sample of images by AO Carpenter from the collections of the Grace Hudson Museum. A talented professional photographer, AO toured Mendocino County from the mid to late 1800s, documenting the landscapes, industries and people of the area. Welcome to the physical and in-person exhibitions at Grace Hudson. They are now open Wednesday to Friday, 11 am to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. Closed on monday and tuesday. The museum is located at 431 S. Main St., Ukiah. For more information, call 707-467-2836 or visit

2nd annual Art Under Twenty exhibition: Virtual show

The Visual Arts Department at Willits High School is pleased to present the 22nd Annual Art Under Twenty Exhibition. Their virtual exhibit features talented young artists from Willits and Laytonville and runs until August 31. Their works testify to the resilience of youth and their ability to meet the challenges and limitations of distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit

Chant du vin 2021! Save the dates!

Winesong 2021 Live and Virtual will be held on Friday and Saturday September 10-11, 2021. It will be a series of safe events, both in-person and virtual. For more information and to RSVP to let them know you are planning to be a part of the celebration, visit

“The art of the wind and the sea”

The Mendocino County Museum features “The Art of the Wind and the Sea” – a virtual community art exhibit. The Mendocino County Museum is currently open during normal hours and many of its regular services have resumed. Hours, services and capacity are subject to change to conform to changing health and safety guidelines. They are located at 400 E. Commercial St., Willits. For more information call 707-459-3726 or visit this link.

Linda Pack’s “For the Love of Reading”

A new edition of “For the Love of Reading” airs monthly on Mendocino County Public Radio, KZYX & Z (times and dates may vary.) If you missed hearing any or all of the most recent shows, or if you want to share the program with others, you can find the links to all podcasts and audio files of the program on For more information about the program, visit

MTC One Minute Radio Theater

Take a minute to enjoy the Mendocino Theater Company’s One-Minute Radio Theater, every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. on the local public radio station KZYX. For more information, visit

Up close and classic

Up Close and Classical is a podcast series that takes a close look at the lives of classical composers and musicians. Each episode focuses on a composer, theme, or collection of works that have recently been presented in concert by the Symphony of the Redwoods and the Ukiah Symphony Orchestra. Through musical snippets, historical context, and insightful conversations with musicians, Up Close and Classical invites you to lean in and listen intently to the music you love. From Bizet to Ravel, Dr Philip Lenberg’s podcast focuses on some of the most influential French composers of the late 19th century. For more information, visit

Sequoia room video archive

Presented by North Coast Brewing Co., The Sequoia Room Video Archive includes over 60 hours of musical performances from sold-out shows at The Sequoia Room. You will find many different genres including; Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass and more on The Sequoia Room Facebook page.

Updates from the California Arts Council

The latest updates from the California Arts Council, as well as important links and resources for California artists, cultural workers and creatives on the coronavirus pandemic can be found by visiting their website at gov /.

Send arts and entertainment listings by noon on Friday to [email protected] Openings are listed the week of the first Friday at Fort Bragg and the second Saturday in Mendocino. Please contact us for information on how to publicize paid courses and workshops.

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