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August 5, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Time Details:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Downtown & Old Town Eureka

Eureka, CA 95501
Free family-friendly event.
Arts Alive
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First Saturday Night Arts Alive

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Eureka Main Street presents First Saturday Night Arts Alive on from 6-9 p.m. Our galleries, museums, theaters, bars, and restaurants are open late for your enjoyment. Stroll through Downtown & Old Town to experience art and music at participating businesses.

Map of participating businesses 


Eureka Main Street presents First Saturday Night Arts Alive on August 5th from 6-9 p.m. Our galleries, museums, theaters, bars, and restaurants are open late for your enjoyment.

707 BAR 200 First St. Drink specials. Open until 2:00a.m. 

ART CENTER FRAME SHOP 616 Second St. Lauren Lester, watercolor landscapes and portraits. 

ART CENTER SPACE 620 Second St. (Old Piante Gallery) features over 75 local artists. 

BELLE STARR CLOTHING 405 Second St. Permanent Jewelry pop-up, Adore and Joy, jewelry.

BLUE OX BOUTIQUE 515 Second St. Beer & Cider in the Blue Ox Lounge.

THE BODEGA 426 Third St.

BUTTONS 621 Third St.


C STREET STUDIOS 208 C St. Various artists. 

CHANTRELLE 531 Second St. Aubree Kozie of Root to Rise Holistics, jewelry.

CIARA’S IRISH SHOP 334 Second St. 


CANVAS + CLAY 233 F St. “I LOVE TO LAUGH”, duo exhibition with Bob Hanna + Deanna Huse, acrylic painting, sculpture, textile, mixed media. For a few years now, (“well I lose track of time as I get older”- BH ) Bob Hanna has been inscribing short poetic “Bobisms” on ceramic slabs. Letter stamps are deeply pressed into the soft clay. After firing, Bob applies a thin coat of glaze to further emphasize the phrase and add a touch of color or sparkle. Bob says his process is “Better try than not try.” His “Bobisms” are funny, quirky and relatable. Bob wants you to know four things about himself: “I love to laugh more than anything.” “I’m optimistic.” “I’m flexible.” “I’m scared of bees.” Deanna Huse has attended The Studio for over a decade now and has created an abundance of bold acrylic paintings. She also dabbles in ceramics and creates incredibly intricate embroidered fiber art. She likes picking her fabric and making her own design. Deanna “is a happy person.” “They like it when they hear my laugh,” she chuckles. Making art keeps Deanna laughing and feeling happy. Some days she makes art about things she has dreamt about, and some days she makes art about her joyful life experiences: traveling, RV’s, vacation stuff, houses, trees, flowers, the Sun! “Cats will always be my favorite, and Chloe is my favorite cat. Sometimes she comes in and says hi, she’s a happy kitty.” Laughter like Art is nourishment for the soul, and both enable us to connect with each other with or without words. CANVAS + CLAY provides an inclusive studio environment and gallery for artists of varying abilities to foster an authentic art practice and professional growth.


DA GOU ROU LOUWI’ CULTURAL CENTER 417 Second St., Suite 101 Cheryl Seidner, Wiyot Elder, and Artisan, will have a table with her arts and crafts for sale.

DICK TAYLOR CRAFT CHOCOLATE 1ST & E Sts. Steve Taylor, oil paintings.

THE EPITOME GALLERY 420 Second St. “Know Your Monsters, Mis Teal and Girl Mobb, street art inspired artworks. Miss Teal from the Santa Cruz area is displaying "Know Your Monsters". Also we have "Girl Mobb Returns" as our favorite Oakland based Artist returns a year after her debut in Humboldt county at the Epitome Gallery. Miss Teal and Girl Mobb will be creating Live Art during Arts Alive! There is also a secret show, but it is a secret.

EUREKA BOOKS 426 Second St. Meet the Author! “Far From the Cliff”, Ray Moisa, book signing starting at 6pm.

FACES OF THE MOON 612 Second St.  

FAMILIA CAFÉ 525 Second St Featuring the paintings of Laura Chapman White.  

GOOD RELATIONS 223 Second St. Vava Voom live models. Music by The Sturgeons. 

THE GRIND CAFÉ 734 Fifth St. 


HEALTHSPORT BY THE BAY 411 First St. Celebrating HealthSport’s Anniversary month,  “Feel the burn”, Bella Fire, Aerial Artists, Silk performers, Jugglers and other Performers, Live Remote Radio with Classic Rock. Fundraising for Sequoia Humane Society.


HUMBOLDT ARTS COUNCIL 636 F St. Sponsored by Redwood Capital Bank. Performance Rotunda Gallery 30,000 SALMON: “They hang there, in all shapes and forms. In all they are 30,000 representations of fish and salmon, remembering the fall of 2002 when as many salmon died quickly in a hot, shallow Klamath River.” -John Driscoll On view in the Rotunda at the MGMA is a project created in 2002 by artist Becky Evans in response to the mass fish kill that same year. Engaging educators, students, community members and artists, the project culminated in an installation of 30,000 objects depicting or symbolizing the fish die off on the Klamath River, which was exhibited at the First Street Gallery in 2004. Almost 20 years later, on November 17, 2022 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, approved the surrender of the license for four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. The order was the last major regulatory step before the dams could be decommissioned, and the removal is currently underway. This marked the start of the largest dam removal project in U.S. history, and signifies the collaborative efforts of tribal, environmental and governmental entities. The 30,000 Salmon installation, made up of small drawings, cutouts, and paper mache, suspends above objects depicting fish carcasses, scales and bones; and visually illustrates the devastation and decimation that occurred. It also demonstrates the interconnectedness of community and the generational impact that the participating children had as they contributed to the project two decades ago only to witness an objective that many never thought they would see in their lifetime.“For nearly 20 years I saved all of the work from the original 30,000 Salmon project with the hope that the dams would come down in my lifetime. I am exhibiting the project again this summer at the MGMA as a way of celebrating all of the tribes, agencies and individuals who worked so hard and for so long to make the removal of the dams a reality. With the destruction of the first dam (Copco #2) this summer, the Klamath River restoration and renewal is finally underway.”—Becky Evans William Thonson Gallery Jim McVicker 25/25, Twenty Five Paintings of Humboldt County Artists Twenty Five Works by the Artists: From 1989 to1991 Jim McVicker worked on a series of paintings of local artists in their studios. He painted 30 in all which culminated in an exhibition at the HAC’s Humboldt Cultural Center on 1st Street in Eureka. A couple years ago he started thinking about those works and how much he enjoyed the whole process of painting them and decided to revisit the idea. This exhibition focuses on artists in their studios as well as artists at work on location around Humboldt County alongside artwork by the artists Jim captured in his portraiture. “All the artists outdoors were working on landscape paintings, as I tried to capture as they worked. In the studios some artists worked as I painted, others sat while we talked and I painted. I try not to have a preconceived idea about what or how the work will be, but to approach each work and situation clear and open to how I’m seeing and responding at the time. I find it exciting and challenging to work in a way that is so different from the control one would have in their own studio. It’s been very gratifying to paint these works and spend time with all these artists.” Anderson Gallery Janice Sharman-Hand Landscapes & Dreamscapes. Janice Sharman-Hand’s watercolor paintings reflect her love for nature found in the waking and sleeping worlds. Painting from nature gives her a sense of solace especially during these uncertain and troubling times. To quote from Wendell Berry: “I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.” She paints scenes from photographs taken by herself on local walks and hikes around Humboldt County or places she has traveled to. Janice is particularly inspired by her travels to the Southwest and the artwork of Georgia O’Keefe. In addition, her work draws inspiration from the dream world where images from the subconscious tells a story. To render these dreamscapes Janice first creates collages from magazine pictures that speak to her, providing healing and insights from the unconscious sleeping world. Painting is what keeps Janice centered. Exhibition partially underwritten by the Ingrid Nickelsen Trust Knight Gallery L.L. Kessner: Imagining a series of artworks for the Knight Gallery, L.L. Kessner knew she wanted to engage the circular format of the space. The eight abstract oil paintings in Humboldt County Lost & Found investigate cycles, highlighting the qualities of loss and renewal inherent to all cycles on both universal and personal levels. The paintings’ imagery references Humboldt County’s dynamic natural landscapes throughout the year. Kessner uses representation, color, and form to integrate the cycle of yearly seasons in the North Coast with broader cycles of the day, of the moon, of breath, and death, and birth. The gallery’s distinctive columns create blockages and windows for viewing the work from different vantage points. This structural activation generates possibilities for special, private alignments of art and individual and environment. 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. Homer Balabanis Gallery/Humboldt Artist Gallery The gallery features many exceptional Humboldt County artists currently working in our region including Vicki Barry, Julia Bednar, Jody Bryan, Jim Lowry, Paul Rickard, Patricia Sundgren-Smith, Sara Starr, Kim Reid and Claudia Lima. 



HUMBOLDT HERBALS 300 Second St. “Alchemical Surrender”, Candice Brunlinger (with a few paintings from her son Makai Brunlinger), acrylic painting. Music by Blue Lotus Jazz.

THE HUMBOLDT MERCANTILE 123 F St. Briceland Vineyards pouring wine. Music by Swingo Domingo.

HUMBOLDT NATION 230 Fourth St. (parking lot) “Benefit for the Blooming Bus”, Laci Dane, Blake Reagan, Eder Calangos. Rummage sale benefit for the Blomming Bus. DJ Marjo Lak and Skinny Pepperwood, vinyl set.

INK PEOPLE CENTER FOR THE ARTS-BRENDA TUXFORD GALLERY 422 First St. Eureka (Co-located with the Humboldt County Visitors Bureau) Art show.

JILLYBEANS EMPORIUM 723 Third St. “Chalk Couture Workshop”, Jill Ross, chalk paint. Drop in and create your own 3x3 or 5x5 or 5x7 work of art. Prices start at $5

JUST MY TYPE LETTERPRESS PAPERIE 235 F St. Michael Wrigley, illustrations.

LAND OF LOVELY 127 F St. Linked 4 Life, permanent jewelry artist.

LITTLE SHOP OF HERS 416 Second St. Seana Burden, acrylic painting, pen & ink, glitter. 

LIVING DOLL VINTAGE BOUTIQUE 226 F St. Rorschwax, performance, fashion show at 7pm with beats by Irie Adina and resident artist Rorschwax giving a live demo. Music by Transplant Takeover.

THE MADRONE TAPHOUSE & BRICK FIRE PIZZA 421 Third St. “Devine Colors”, Nicole Devine, acrylic painting, watercolors. Music by Luciano Mrazzo, acoustic.

MAKER’S APRON 317 E St. “Forrest Moon Friends”, drop in crafting. Make your own Forrest Moon Friends stuffie with reclaimed materials.

MANY HANDS GALLERY 438 Second St. Featuring the work of over 40 local artists and handmade treasures from around the globe. 

MENDENHALL STUDIOS 215 C St. Various artists. 

MODERN FINDS 612 Second St.

NCRT 300 Fifth St.  

NORTH COAST DANCE 426 F St. North coast Dance School, performance, dance. The dancers have been putting together ballet, contemporary, and jazz dances over the summer and are excited to share them.



OLD TOWN INK LAB 212 G St. Creative vending machine featuring local artists. 

OLD TOWN COFFEE & CHOCOLATES 211 F St. Various artists. Live music.

OTTO + OLIVE 117 F St. 

PEARL LOUNGE 507 Second St. Anna Amezcua & Nancy Ayers, oil painting, acrylic painting, and mixed media. 


PROPER WELLNESS CENTER 517 Fifth St. “Interactive Art Creation with artist Ashlee Aronson”, Ashlee Aronson, textile, missed media, natural plant dyes.

RADIO PARADISE 531 Third St.  

REDWOOD ART ASSOCIATION 603 F St. 2023 North coast Lense Exhibition. Music by Dennis and Tina, “Aloha 808”. 

REDWOOD DISCOVERY MUSEUM 612 G St. Kids Alive! 5:30pm-8pm This is a drop off program for children aged 3.5 - 12 years. Kids can enjoy crafts, science activities, pizza, and uninhibited museum fun! Enjoy Arts Alive while the kiddos have the time of their lives!! $20/child or $17 for member. Must be confidently potty-trained.

REDWOOD MUSIC MART 511 F St. Music by Redwood Dixie Gators.


RESTAURANT FIVE ELEVEN 511 Second St. Anna Sofia Amezcua and Jamie Pavlich Walker. Acyilic painting and Collage.  


SAILOR'S GRAVE TATTOO 138 Second St. Tattoo art. 

SAVAGE HENRY 415 5th St.

SEAMOOR'S 212 F St. Novelty toys.


SHIPWRECK 430 Third St. 

SIDEWALK GALLERY at Ellis Art & Engineering 401 Fifth St


THE SPEAKEASY 411 Opera Alley Music by Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band, Playing indoors from 8-11 pm. 21+ only. No cover. 

VIDA SANA STUDIO 325 Second St.  

VIXEN 622 Second St.  

THE WINE CELLAR 407 Second St. Music by Young and Lovely, jazz quintet.

ZEN HEALING 437 F St. “The Places of Us”, Lesley Johnson, oil painting, paint on wood. 

ZENO CURIOUS GOODS 320 Second St. Suite 1B 

ZUMBIDO GIFTS 410 Second St. “Haitian Oil Drum Art”, multiple artists, sculpture. 


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