Formerly a logging town, the active artist community, with a population of 900, is perched along
Arriving a day before the event started, we were able to visit nearby towns and parks so Alan could decide on painting venues for the week. After getting his papers stamped the following day, we were off to his first destination, an old
Intrigued by the water towers dotted around Mendocino, I spent hours walking through town
The 50+ participating artists for MOPO hung their works at the end of each day at the Mendocino Art Center. Daily viewings were offered, and the week culminated with awards on Friday and a "quick paint" event on Saturday. Music and locally produced wines were offered at the closing on Sunday.
Heading off the next day, we meandered through the Anderson Valley wine region, stopping for an occasional tasting, as we drove to San Francisco for the final day of our trip.
|Old barns on newly acquired State lands|
|Alan's rendering of the barns|