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Arcata Art Organizations


All Seasons Orchestra
D Street Neighborhood Center
14th & D Sts., Arcata 95521
Saturdays 10am to 12pm
A community orchestra open to all ages and orchestral instruments. The group plays a mixture of popular and classical pieces.

Arcata Artisans
883 H St., Arcata 95521
Cooperative gallery of over 30 local artists, featuring fine art, fine
crafts and gifts.

Arcata Arts Institute
Arcata High School
1720 M St., Arcata 95521
Program open for all Humboldt County students grades 10-12 who are dedicated to the arts.

Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir
PO Box 171, Arcata 95518
A 70 member choir of community singers, inspired by black Gospel Music, that has performed for 23 years throughout Humboldt County and beyond.

Arcata Main Street
791 Eighth St., Ste. 14
Arcata 95521 • 822-4500
In service to the community since 1987 to restore, maintain and build a clean, safe and diverse downtown; hosts Arts! Arcata on the second Friday of each month.

Arcata Playhouse
1251 Ninth St., Arcata 95521
Presents exciting high quality music and theater in an intimate setting for young and old alike.

Bayside Ballet School
2212 Jacoby Creek Rd.
Bayside 95524
Pre-professional program.
Offering classes in Ballet and Modern for ages 3 and up.

Humboldt State University
1 Harpst St., Arcata 95521
Tickets: 826-3928
CenterArts offers a wide range of music, dance, theater and performance art, educational opportunities for children and a commitment to supporting culturally diverse creative work.

Fire Arts Center
520 South G St., Arcata 95521
Fire Arts Gallery open daily. Offers studio membership and classes in ceramics and fused glass, including wheelthrowing, handbuilding, tile making, sculpting, and children’s ceramic classes.

Humboldt Area Foundation
363 Indianola Rd.
Bayside 95524 • 442-2993
Grant opportunities available year-round. More than $55,000 granted out every fall to the arts community of the North Coast.

Humboldt Capoeira Academy
at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio
Eighth & L Sts., Arcata 95521
Brazilian Martial Arts and Dance, in association with the Brazilian Cultural Arts Center and The Ink People. Children & adults.

Humboldt Folk Dancers
Friday events, visit website.
Weekly international folk dancing instruction and request dancing at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, and monthly dance parties with live music, first Fridays at Redwood Raks World Dance Studio.

Humboldt Folklife Society
Promotes traditional music and dance; bimonthly newsletter. See website for performances.

Humboldt Light Opera Company
1482 Buttermilk Ln., Arcata 95521
More than 100 major productions produced since 1973. Company program, HLO/KidCo, for youth musical theater presentation.

Humboldt Music Academy
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst St., Arcata 95521
Music instruction and performance ensembles for students 2 to 18.

Humboldt State University
1 Harpst St., Arcata 95521
Art Department, 826-3624
Theatre, Film, Dance, 826-3566
Music Dept., 826-3531
CenterArts Tickets, 826-3928

  • Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery
    Rotating exhibits feature works by contemporary and traditional Native American artists, located on HSU campus in Behavioral & Social Sciences Building.
  • HSU Sculpture Garden
    Ninth St., Arcata 95521
    between H & I Sts., behind Humboldt Glassblowers
    Rotating sculpture exhibits.
  • Reese Bullen Gallery
    The heart of the University’s Museum and Gallery Practices Certificate Program, located within the HSU Art Building, presents exhibitions of works by local, regional and visiting professional artists and an annual exhibition of student art by HSU Art Department graduates.
  • Student Access Gallery
    Student-run exhibits in three campus locations: Foyer Gallery, Karshner Lounge, Student Business Service Building, 1st floor.

KHSU – Diverse Public Radio
90.5 FM Arcata
91.9 FM Crescent City-Brookings
90.1 KHSF Ferndale-Fortuna
89.9 KHSG Garberville
99.9 Willow Creek
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst St., Arcata 95521
Office, 826-4807
Studio, 826-4805, 800-640-5911
Mix of national news, local
public affairs and music programming.

KidCo Musical Theater
1482 Buttermilk Ln., Arcata, 95521
Humboldt Light Opera Company’s youth program offers classes ages 3-18, and bi-annual youth productions. Students learn vocal, acting, movement and ensemble skills.

Meridian Fine Art
by appointment, 826-7184
Specializing in creative, collaborative printing services for publishing limited edition reproductions, original prints and photography. For years, service has focused on the discerning needs of fine artists and photographers.

No Limits Dance Academy
1093 10th St., Arcata 95521
Emphasizing technical perfection and fun in a positive environment. Tap, Ballet, Jazz/Hip Hop and DanceFit, an exercise class
for adults.

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio
824 L St., Arcata 95521 (Old Creamery Building)
Classes, performance / event space.

SCRAP Humboldt
101 H St. Suite D, Arcata 95521
Mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community. Collaborates with artists and makers to offer a number of unique and fun classes.

Upstairs Art Gallery
1063 G St., Arcata 95521 (inside Umpqua Bank)
Fine art gallery featuring Humboldt County art and photography.

Ya Habibi Dance Company
PO Box 1086, Arcata 95518
Middle Eastern Dance group directed by Shoshanna.