“Humboldt County boasts more artists per capita than anywhere in California.” -SF Gate
Here's a quick guide to some of the cultural forums that have helped earn Humboldt County this distinction.
Art Nights happen around the county. Galleries and businesses stay open late and feature the work of local artists. You may also find, live music, snacks, and wine.
Arts Alive Eureka: First Saturday of every month. Old Town & Downtown 6-9pm. Call 707-441-4187 for more info.
Arts! Arcata: Second Friday of every month. Start at the Arcata Plaza 4-8pm. Call 707-822-4500 for more info.
Trinidad Art Nights: Last Saturday of the month April – Sept. Downtown Trinidad 6-9pm.
North Coast Open Studios During the first two weekends of June, more than 150 Humboldt County artists will open their studio doors to share their work and inspirations with the public.
Redwood Art Association As Humboldt County’s oldest art organization, the Redwood Art Association is a group of energetic, talented and committed artists and art supporters. Our primary activity is to create and promote three large art exhibitions each year. It is part of our vision that arts are a thriving and vibrant part of our community life.
Humboldt Arts Council As the central arts agency in Humboldt County and the designated State/Local Partner of the California Arts Council, the Humboldt Arts Council has the privilege of providing leadership, programs and services to enhance the presence and vitality of the arts in the community.
Arcata Playhouse Presenting a wide array of events including live theater, music, variety arts, poetry, speakers, and films, the Arcata Playhouse is a cultural hub for the community.
Dell'Arte is the United States' center for the development, exploration, training, creation and performance of the "Physical Theatre," providing performances throughout the year.
Ferndale Repertory Theatre The oldest community theatre on the northwest coast. Season runs from October thru the Summer - presenting comedies, dramas and musicals.