North Coast Artists’ Guild

North Coast Artists' Guild

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The North Coast Artists’ Guild was formed in 1997 as an affiliate of Gualala Arts to better serve working artists in the Mendocino and Sonoma coastal communities, from as far south as the Russian River to as far north as Little River.

Guild activities include:

Studio Discovery Tour The Studio Discovery Tour is our largest event. It is managed by the Guild and is held on two weekends beginning on Labor Day weekend. Thousands of color brochures are printed and distributed in July and August to promote this event. You can download a free copy of the brochure from the Guild’s website. You can request a paper copy from:

North Coast Artists’ Guild
P.O. Box 1658
Gualala, CA 95445

The Guild’s central objective is to assist local artists in improving their incomes and reputations. We are working to make our art community an art buying destination like the towns of Mendocino and Carmel.

For more information, see the North Coast Artists’ Guild website.

Galleries & Studios Open to the Public:

In addition to the Annual Studio Discovery Tour, some artists open their studios to the public through out the year. The holidays are sooner than you think. This is a fun way to shop for a unique gift or for a brilliant, individual object d’art for your home.

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Bill Apton

Bill Apton is proud to announce the completion of his full-service photography studio. Apton, best known locally for his photo essay and book “Mendonomans”, portraits of coastal residents, has been a commercial photographer in the bay area for 30 years.

Some clients include Wells Fargo, PGE, Firemans Fund, Chevron, Freixenet and San Francisco Magazine. In addition to industrial and studio advertising, he has expertise in editorial work and has extensive experience in photographing fine art for reproduction.

Go to to learn more or call (707)884-4278.


Artist’s Collective in Elk

ACE is proud to show the works of artists from Ft Bragg to the north, Sea Ranch to the south and Cloverdale to the east. We are a group of 30 artists and offer paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, textiles, sculpture, furniture, baskets and greeting cards.

We are open 7 days a week, 10-5 and are located at 6031 S HWY 1, in the cute town of Elk. Our phone number is 707.877.1128. From Hwy 128, go south 7 miles on Hwy 1. From Pt. Arena, go 15 miles north on Hwy 1.