Gualala Arts Center

Coastal Highway 1

Inland along Old State Hwy, at the south end of town, and beautifully built entirely by volunteers, this center hosts changing exhibitions, organizes the Art in the Redwoods Festival in late August, holds a range of art classes and has loads of info on local art.

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