December Arts Alive

Eureka Main Street presents First Saturday Night Arts Alive on Dec. 4th from 6-9 p.m. Our galleries, museums, theaters, bars, and restaurants are open once again. However, an emphasis on COVID safety precautions to keep patrons and staff safe require everyone to wear masks indoors during the event. Please let us all show love and respect for our wonderful businesses.

ART CENTER SPACE 620 Second St. Huge selection of local art.
BELLE STARR 405 Second St. Jenifer Sherman-Ruppe, PUR (Plastic Uniquely Recycled), jewelry, mixed media.
THE BODEGA426 Third St. Featuring maker Off-Season Studios a collection of stained glass, plants & other goodies
BOOKLEGGER402 Second St. Julie Clark (author), “Lighthouses of Humboldt County”, book signing.
C STREET STUDIOS208 C St. Dance Scene Dancers, “Dance Scene Photography Exhibition,” photography. Costumed dancers with live artists.
CANVAS + CLAY 233 F St. Our Annual Holiday Sale is the one time of year we open our portfolio archives to the public to share and sell the fantastic artwork made by all of the artists of The Studio and Canvas + Clay Gallery. Our gallery will be filled with paintings, drawings, ceramics, textiles and much more. We will also feature our exclusive merchandise, including one-of-a-kind painted apparel, screen printed shirts & sweatshirts, stickers, and printed tote bags. On opening night we will have live acoustic music performed by local singer/songwriter and our studio manager, Sam Whitlach! Each and every purchase brings not only a unique work of art into your home and the lives of your loved ones, but also gives back to The Studio and Canvas + Clay Gallery, and the artists who call our Old Town based locations home. Join in the merriment and support the community, meet artists and staff, and discover the perfect unique gift just waiting for that special someone. Please be prepared to wear a mask indoors and have fun! Opening night is December 4th, from 5-9 during Arts Alive! The sale goes on through the month of December. Don’t forget to check us out on Instagram @canvas.and.clay!
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 625 Fifteenth Street E St.Lewis Hall (the parish hall), local artist, David Lochtie, “Picturing the World”, paintings inspired by the (mostly online) worship services we offered at Christ Church during the COVID lockdown.
CLARKE HISTORICAL MUSEUM 240 E St. David Powell & Carolers, “Caroling at the Clarke”. Donald Forrest & Michael Fields, storytelling.
EUREKA BOOKS426 Second St.
EUREKA RUBBER STAMP CO.520 F St. Sheala Dunlap, surprise artwork display. Free baked goods, coffee & hot chocolate.
EUREKA VISITOR CENTER 240 E St. Visit with Santa and take your photo with him.
FAMILIA COFFEE at the Vance 525 Second St. 
FLIP FLOPSHOPS HUMBOLDT226 F St. Teala Farfan, mixed media.
GOOD RELATIONS 223 Second St. Multiple Artists, “Corset Contest,” mixed media. Vavavoom Burlesque models in the windows. A one-time 20% off discount on anything in the store with proof of vaccination.
THE GRIND CAFÉ734 Fifth St., Old Growth Cellars Wine Tasting Event.
HANDMADE NATURAL SKINCARE311 F St., Mattole Mudstompers, Bluegrass/ Gypsy jazz acoustic combo.
HUMBOLDT ARTS COUNCIL at MORRIS GRAVES MUSEM OF ART 636 F St. The Tristan Norton Quartet features Tristan Norton – guitar, John Wood – piano, Danny Gaon – upright bass, Shane Fox – drums, and special guest, Russ Thallheimer – tenor sax. Jazz standards and original jazz compositions. William Thonson Gallery, West Coast: Recent Gifts to the HAC, (November 6 through January 2, 2022). Highlighting a selection of gifts to the HAC through the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, this exhibition presents a survey of prominent West Coast Artists that have influenced California’s artistic landscape from the sixties to now. View works by Robert Arneson, Roy De Forest, Stephen Kaltenbach as well as work by the countless artists that continue to create and have ties to the period where West Coast Art put California on the map. Established over three decades ago, the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, in Davis, CA has earned numerous honors, supported emerging artists, and advanced fine art with its dynamic and forward-thinking concern. Anderson Gallery, Stephen Nachtigall: Languisher, (October 9 through December 12). Despite being caught amidst indecipherable flows of information of our own making, we struggle and reach for meaning where sometimes there isn’t any pattern to latch on to. By consequence, we turn to shelter and protection in whichever personal form we may find it. Enclosed in our images, we seek our own patterns to transfix us, and the solidarity to strive for new paths through the noise. Languisher is a selection of digital collages presented as printed artifacts. Collected and generated over the course of the pandemic, these images represent the artist’s compounding reactions and emotional state during these strange times, rendered down into a more subtle and abstracted view of the world. Knight Gallery, Portraiture & Process, (October 16 through December 26). Throughout the course of art history, portraiture has remained a tried and true practice among artists. Transcending technique and style, portrayals are prevalent in every major movement, from the inspired Italian Renaissance to the Post[1]Modern and Contemporary period. View selections from the HAC Permanent Collection that couple artist portraits with the artist’s art. Viewers will get a visual sense of the person that created the art that accompanies it and will explore the diversity of mediums in both the artwork and the portraiture. Floyd BettigaGallery, Kerry Rowland-Avrech. Rotunda Gallery, From the Permanent Collection. Museum Store/Permanent Collection Gallery, Visit the Museum Store for a selection of gifts and merchandise inspired by the artwork on view by Morris Graves, Glenn Berry, Melvin Schuler and Romano Gabriel. The Museum Store carries a wide selection of posters, contemporary art books, cards, exhibition catalogs, children's books, note pads, tote bags, jewelry, wine glasses, and coffee mugs. Humboldt Arts Council Members receive a 10% discount on all merchandise in the store. Homer Balabanis Gallery/Humboldt Artist Gallery, Venture into the Humboldt Artist Gallery in the Morris Graves Museum of Art—the perfect place to find that unique, original gift. The gallery features many exceptional Humboldt County artists currently working in our region.  Designed as an artist cooperative, the gallery features local artists working in a variety of media from representational and abstract paintings, prints, jewelry, photographs, and ceramics.

JUST MY TYPE LETTERPRESS PAPERIE 235 F St. Claire Iris Schenke, “Faces of Sand,” photographs of found object beach assemblages. Music by Tim Harkins, acoustic guitar and vocals.
LAND OF LOVELY127 F St. Michael Dayvid, vocals.
LITTLE SHOP OF HERS 416 Second St. Seana Burden, paintings.
MANY HANDS GALLERY 438 Second St. Featuring the work of over 40 local artists! Free gift wrapping for all in-store purchases! Show us you're vaxxed! Skip the tax! Tax free purchases during Arts Alive with proof of Covid vaccination.
MENDENHALL STUDIOS 215 C St. Studio, D2. Various artists, mixed media.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INDIAN ART AND GIFT SHOP240 F St. Colleen Markussen, acrylic paintings.
OLD TOWN ART GALLERY 417 Second St. Featured artist, Veronica Daw, handpainted glass jewelry, acrylic painting and mixed media. Carolyn Laumann, acrylic painting. Elaine Shore, watercolors.
OLD TOWN COFFEE & CHOCOLATES 211 F St. Music by Red Hot Shame.
OLD TOWN INK LAB 212 G St., Ste. 103. Wanderstay Creative Vending Machine.
RAMONE’S BAKERY 209 E St., Various artists, “Ramone’s Employee Arts and Crafts Show,” mixed media.
REDWOOD ART ASSOCIATION 603 F St, Artist Choice Exhibition.
ROSEBUD HOME GOODS 213 F St. Korinza Shlanta, cello.
SAGE CLOTHING 203 F St. Sean Griggs, paintings.
SAILOR'S GRAVE TATTOO138 Second St. Tattoo art.
SEKOYA BOTANICALS215 F St. Jimmy Callian, photography.
SHIPWRECK 430 Third St. 
SIDEWALK GALLERY at Ellis Art & Engineering 401 Fifth St.  “Pencil Art by Nancy”.
SPEAKEASY 411 Opera Alley. Live Music.
TIMBER BOUTIQUE 514 Second St. Quinn Sharp, jewelry.
THE WINE CELLAR 407 Second St.
ZEN HEALING 437 F St. Jenn Ross, “Cannabis Tales”, oil painting on canvas.
ZUMBIDO GIFTS410 Second St. David Karnes, “Karnes Vases and Pots,” ceramic pottery. David will be creating a pot on-site during Arts Alive.

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