Local Mendocino and Sonoma County artists founded Gualala Arts in 1961. In 1966, the Center gained 501C(3) status and took as its mission “Promoting public Interest and participation in the Arts.” In 1998 the doors were opened to a 15,000 square foot visual and performing arts center. Today, Gualala is a vibrant arts community, providing a sacred space for the arts to flourish in a 10 plus acre redwood forest.In 2010, the Center inaugurated the Global Harmony Series, whose mission is summed up as “Encouraging Global Harmony by Sharing Cultures through the Arts.” The series has included the Global Harmony Summer Adventure Camp (for grades 1-12), Solstice events, Sakha Cultural Festival with the Sonoma County Parks, Annual Native Arts Expo with local Pomo (the Kashia and Manchester bands), the Kronos Quartet, Terry Riley, Tibetan Monks, Dia de Los Muertos, and youth choirs from around the world.