Events

2021


Enrichment Center @ Mercado Night Market

○ Downtown Merced, CA

○ Thursday, August 5th, 2021

○ 6pm-10pm

Hello everyone, the EC will be at the Downtown Merced Mercado Night Market. We will be showing artwork and selling prints, come out and say hi! The EC is being hosted by The MAC to be in this event.

SOFT-REOPENING JULY 12TH, 2021

→EC Artists and Instructor Jim masked up and keeping 6ft distance on our first day back since our temporary closure. We’re all happy to be back, following the strictest precautions and just enjoying making art!

2020

TEMPORARY CLOSURE DUE TO STATE OF EMERGENCY


    2019

    THANK YOU TO PROGRAM DIRECTOR SHANNON ESSIG FOR YOUR DEDICATION, VISION AND LEADERSHIP.
    THE EC WOULD NOT BE THE PROGRAM IT IS TODAY WITHOUT YOU.
    -EC ARTISTS & STAFF

    2019 Holiday Sales

    Friday, November 2210:00am-3:00pm
    Friday, December 610:00am-3:00pm
    Friday, December 1310:00am-3:00pm

    645 W Main Street, 3rd Floor
    Downtown Merced

    Uniquely USABLE… Wonderfully WEARABLE… Fabulously FUNCTIONAL… and TOTALLY AWESOME

    Our 2019 Holiday Sales, will feature ALL NEW ceramic pieces and jewelry.
    We accept payments by cash or debit/credit card.

    If you cannot make it to one of our sales, that’s okay! We’ve put photos with prices into online galleries for you to browse. When you find something you want to buy, make a note of the item number (ex. #BB01), and contact us by phone or email to set up a time when you can come in to check it out and make the purchase.  Unfortunately, we cannot ship items, as they’re too heavy and/or too delicate.

    FIRST FRIDAYS: Make and Take Workshop (Ceramic Pendant Necklaces)

    Friday, May 3  /  10am-2pm
    645 W Main Street, 3rd Floor
    Downtown Merced

    May FF Necklace

    EC @17th Street Public House w/ $1 off Deal

    TAP TAKEOVER TUESDAY:  April 23  /  4-6pm
    315 W Main Street
    Downtown Merced, CA
    17thStPub4/23TapTakeoverModernTimes

    The EC will be selling art and merch at the 17th Street Pub’s Tap Takeover Tuesday on April 23rd from 4:00-6:00pm.  If you purchased an EC Tiger tote from Tigers & Daggers on April 13th, 17th Street Pub will give you $1 off of a beverage at the Tap Takeover on April 23rd.

    These tote bags…  are magical! 10% off your 4/13 purchase at T&D, and now $1 off a drink at 17th Street Pub.

    Check out the 17th Street Public House on instagram and facebook

    EC Merch @Tigers & Daggers w/ 10% off Deal

    RECORD STORE DAY:  Saturday, April 13  /  11am-7pm

    438 W Main Street

    Downtown Merced, CA

    April 13, 2019 is RECORD STORE DAY .   Tigers & Daggers is on facebook and instagram.

    In collaboration with T&D for Record Store Day, the EC has produced a tote bag with tiger art by EC artist Rachelle Ramirez. T&D will be selling the totes with their other merch on Saturday, April 13th. Tote bags are $15 each. (For $5 more, we’ll throw in a Radar Brothers vinyl+CD version of their album “Eight”!)

    Anyone who buys an EC tote at Tigers & Daggers on Record Store Day will get 10% off their April 13th purchase of T&D music, merch, and more. That’s a sweet deal. Check it out!

    UPDATE! Your purchase of an EC tote at T&D on Record Store Day will get you $1 off a beverage at 17th Street Public House on Tap Takeover Tuesday 4/23/2019!

    FIRST FRIDAYS: Reception

    April 2019 First Fridays flyer

    Friday, April 5  /  10am-2pm
    645 W. Main Street, 3rd Floor
    Downtown Merced, CA

    The April FF event is also a shout-out to our friends at Tigers & Daggers Records down the street from the EC.  The EC artists who’ve visited Tigers & Daggers think it’s super cool, with a great selection, and absolutely awesome people. Since April 13, 2019 is RECORD STORE DAY, we want to make sure everyone knows about T&D being our local gem. Tigers & Daggers is on facebook and instagram. Check them out!

    FIRST FRIDAYS: Raffle & Reception


    Friday, March 1  /  10am-2pm
    645 W. Main Street, 3rd Floor
    Downtown Merced, CA

    FIRST FRIDAYS: Art Sale & Reception

    Friday, February 1  /  10am – 2pm
    645 W. Main Street, 3rd Floor
    Downtown Merced, CA

    This is the EC’s first, First Fridays event.  On the first Friday of each month, the EC will host a daytime event during program hours, featuring NEW art on the walls and in the shop.

    This month, we are featuring new art from SUE THAO, DENISE SAELEE, RACHELLE RAMIREZ, and YESENIA VARGAS. We also have a new installation of ceramic bud vases by LUIZ ANAYA GOMEZ, LUPITA CHAVEZ, DENISE SAELEE, and YADIRA PRADO. Stop in, chat with us, have a free cocoa, and check out artists at work in the studios.


    2018

    3rd Annual
    SPRING ART SALE
    Saturday, April 21  /  5:00 – 9:00pm (ART HOP Hours)
    Saturday, April 28 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

    During the 5-hour program day, the EC artists are engaged in art study and practice for 3 hours. Think about that… 3 hours a day, 5 days a week– about 250 days per year… or… 750 hours of studio practice and study per year. That’s a LOT of ART being made in the EC studios!  To make room for new art, we’re bringing out ALL of our canvases, watercolors, dry media works on paper, and as many ceramics as we can fit. We’re also going to have a CLEARANCE section for the first time ever. Some of our artists have been here for 17 years. Abilities improve, styles change and grow. Even if you’re not shopping, this is a great opportunity to see how artists’ abilities improve, and how their styles change and grow.

    The EC’s 3rd Annual SPRING ART SALE will take place on TWO DAYS in our studios on the 3rd floor of the Merced Multicultural Arts Center in downtown Merced.
    Come downtown on Saturday, April 21st, from 5-9pm, for Merced Art Hop. Hop on up to the 3rd floor to say Hi!, while hopping along the Art Hop trail map.
    And on Saturday, April 28th, we’ll be open during normal MAC hours from 10am-2pm.