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City of Ukiah, Art, Culture, and History

Arts | Culture | History

Arts Council of Mendocino CountyThe Ukiah area has been the center of life in Mendocino County since 1859 and has supported indigenous populations and other settlers long before that. This heritage provides a rich foundation for cultural development and artistic expression as well as a unique collection of historic artifacts and buildings. The exceptional museums, cultural events, theatre groups, artists, music organizations, and concerts in our community are all testaments to Ukiah’s thriving and vibrant culture.


Art


Art Center Ukiah & Corner GalleryArt Center Ukiah & Corner Gallery

201 S State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-1400
Corner Gallery of Ukiah
Art Center Ukiah & Corner Gallery on Facebook

First Fridays Artwalk, UkiahFirst Fridays Ukiah Art Walk

www.artwalkukiah.org

gh-museumThe Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House

431 South Main Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 467-2836
Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House
Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House on Facebook

Mendocino College LogoMendocino College Art Gallery

1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
Mendocino College Art Gallery Website


Theater & Dance


SPACE School of Performing Arts and Cultural Education, Ukiah, CASchool of Performing Arts and Cultural Education (S.P.A.C.E.)

508 W Perkins Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-9370
www.spaceperformingarts.org
office@spaceperformingarts.org

Mendocino Ballet, Ukiah, CAMendocino Ballet

205 South State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-2290
Mendocino Ballet on Facebook
www.mendocinoballet.org
balletoffice@sbcglobal.net

Mendocino College Theatre, Ukiah, Performing ArtsMendocino College Theatre

1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 468-3000
www.mendocino.edu/theater/Deptindex.html

Ukiah Players TheatreUkiah Players Theatre

1041 Low Gap Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-9226
www.ukiahplayerstheatre.org


Music


City of Ukiah Free Concert SeriesSundays In The Park at Todd Grove Park

City of Ukiah, Community Services Department
411 W Clay Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-6231
Sundays in the Park Webpage

Ukiah Community Concerts, Bringing Artists and Audiences TogetherUkiah Community Concert Association

PO BOX 844
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-2738
ukiahconcerts.org

logoUkiah Civic Light Opera Association

153 Giorno Avenue
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-9155
Ukiah Civic Light Opera on Faceboook

Ukiah Symphony Orchestra AssociationUkiah Symphony

1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-0236
www.ukiahsymphony.org
Ukiah Symphony Orchestra on Facebook


Culture & History


gh-museumThe Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House

431 South Main Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 467-2836
Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House
Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House on Facebook

Held-Poage Memorial Home and Research Library, City of UkiahHeld-Poage Memorial Home and Research Library

603 W Perkins Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-6969
Held-Poage Memorial Home and Research Library

Labyrinth in Observatory Park, Ukiah, CAObservatory Park

400 Block of Observatory and Luce Avenues
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 467-5768
www.cityofukiah.com/observatory-park/

usace_logoPomo Cultural Center

1160 Lake Mendocino Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 467-4200
US Army Corp of Engineers – Pomo Cultural Center


Historic Photos


State Street from
the 1890’s to the 1950’s

Ukiah Motor Car Co circa 1915Changes to the community around us happen gradually so we don’t often notice that the past still exists in our everyday lives. Here are pictures of State Street that show some historic buildings lost to time and others that have endured.

School Street from the 1880’s to the 1930’s

Mendocino County Jail and Sheriff's Office Early 1900'sSchool Street has always been a hub for local and county business. Ukiah saw a boom in economic development here in the early twentieth century and many of those buildings still stand today on the thriving street.

Ukiah Schools from
the 1890’s to the 1950’s

Ukiah High School circa 1950Schools are central to a growing community. Here are several pictures of local schools built with that vision.



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