Map of participating businesses
FIRST SATURDAY NIGHT ARTS ALIVE
Eureka Main Street presents First Saturday Night Arts Alive on September 2nd 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. Jeffrey Smoller, solo instrumental guitar.
BLUE OX BOUTIQUE 515 Second St. Beer & Cider in the Blue Ox Lounge.
THE BODEGA 426 Third St.
BUTTONS 621 Third St.
By Nieves :: HANDMADE NATURAL SKINCARE 311 F St.
C STREET STUDIOS 208 C St. Various artists.
CIARA’S IRISH SHOP 334 Second St.
THE CAMPUS STORE 218 F 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.
CLARKE HISTORICAL MUSEUM 240 E St. New exhibits.
DA GOU ROU LOUWI’ CULTURAL CENTER 417 Second St., Suite 101 Dishgamu Humboldt Community Land Trust will be tabling with a board game where visitors can be surveyed about housing needs in our community, through play.
DICK TAYLOR CRAFT CHOCOLATE 1ST & E Sts. Steve Taylor, oil paintings.
THE EPITOME GALLERY 420 Second St. “The Watchers by Liese Chavez”, Julia Finkelstein and Liese Chavez.
EUREKA BOOKS 426 Second St.
FACES OF THE MOON 612 Second St.
FAMILIA CAFÉ 525 Second St Featuring the paintings of Laura Chapman White.
FRIENDS OF SOUND 335 Second St. “Listnin’ Drawn’ and Chillin’”, Elizabeth Gohr, photography, drawings. Music by Yasushi Matsui, spinnin’ vinyl.
THE GAZEBO Second & F St. Pan Dulce Steel Orchestra, steel drum music.
GOOD RELATIONS 223 Second St. Ragdoll Review live models. The Unus Annus Dildo, photos and acrylic paintings.
THE GRIND CAFÉ 734 Fifth St.
HAPPY CAT STUDIO 215 C St.
HISTORICAL EAGLE HOUSE 129 Second St.
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 Bachrun LoMele “Burn Pile/the Andoromeda Mirage”. This project, Burn Pile/The Andromeda Mirage, aspires to link people in heart-felt incoherence — imbuing meaning by leaching out meaning — inviting participants to toss their truths into a flow of change. Truth donors were invited to speak truth inside a private booth. Their statements were immediately leached of meaning by being scrambled with truth statements from previous donors, using a purpose-made code. Donors then had the option to release these garbled statements to be variously commemorated by the artist, or to delete them. Disparate expressions of truth flow together into a communal truth essence —scrambled, released from sense. Might this confluence of differences conjure a shimmer of unity from eddies of unmeaning.
Knight Gallery Ruth Arietta: Narrative Paintings & Fanciful Sculpture. “When I work on a painting, everything in it usually shows an aspect of myself. The characters aren’t meant to show specific people. As for the animals in my paintings, I don’t have them because with the little time I have to paint I can’t give them the attention they deserve. The animals portrayed are usually the pets of family and friends, or a beloved B & W dog, Buddy, we used to have when our children were growing up. My paintings show rooms and aspects that I would LIKE to have. I like my paintings to contain the human-ness, the funny moments, the private things that I imagine we all do. I think that when a person works on a painting and lets something bigger than themselves come through, they enter a trance-like state and things happen in the painting that are beyond themselves, the painter. There is intent, and things sometimes unintended come through. It is a truly spiritual experience. My art has saved me more times in my life than I can say.” 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 BAY COFFEE CO. 520 Second St.
HUMBOLDT BEER WORKS 110 Third St. Brewing Demo & Homebrew Tasting, Humboldt Homebrewers.
HUMBOLDT HERBALS 300 Second St. “Tupp Above”, Steph Godfrey, acrylic painting. Music by Zera Starchild, acoustic.
THE HUMBOLDT MERCANTILE 123 F St. Fieldbrook Winery featured in the tasting room. Music by Turtle Goodwater.
INK PEOPLE CENTER FOR THE ARTS-BRENDA TUXFORD GALLERY 422 First St. Eureka (Co-located with the Humboldt County Visitors Bureau) “Backcountry Metaverse.” This group art show examines how artists' relationship to land has been altered by digital mediation and the experience of climate crisis.
JILLYBEANS EMPORIUM 723 Third St. Wilder Witch Farms Airplants and Jam. Debbie Guzman, Crystal Jewelry and photos. Chalk Couture demonstrations.
JUST MY TYPE LETTERPRESS PAPERIE 235 F St.
LAND OF LOVELY 127 F St.
LITTLE SHOP OF HERS 416 Second St. Seana Burden, acrylic painting, pen & ink, glitter.
LIVING DOLL VINTAGE BOUTIQUE 226 F St.
THE MADRONE TAPHOUSE & BRICK FIRE PIZZA 421 Third St.
MAKER’S APRON 317 E St. Drop-in crafting for kids and adults.
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.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INDIAN ART AND GIFT SHOP 240 F St.
OLD TOWN ART GALLERY 417 Second St. New Member Artists: Jennifer Liu oil paintings, Donna Sellers oil paintings. Guest Artist: Regina Case September-October, oil paintings. Photography, oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolors, pen & ink, drawings, sculpture, textile, mixed Medium
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.
PHATSY KLINE’S PARLOR AND LOUNGE 139 Second St.
PROPER WELLNESS CENTER 517 Fifth St.
RADIO PARADISE 531 Third St.
REDWOOD ART ASSOCIATION 603 F St. Music by Redwood Dixie Gators.
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 Ukes of Hazard, a group/class led by Gloria Gold at the Fortuna Senior Center.
REDWOOD RETRO 211 G St.
RESTAURANT FIVE ELEVEN 511 Second St. Anna Sofia Amezcua and Jamie Pavlich Walker. Acyilic painting and Collage.
ROSEBUD HOME GOODS 213 F St. “My Ki Designs”, Marisa Kieselhorst, watercolors, textile. Tarot readings by Toad and Wine Pour by Wild Souls Ranch.
SAILOR'S GRAVE TATTOO 138 Second St. Tattoo art.
SAVAGE HENRY 415 5th St.
SEAMOOR'S 212 F St. Novelty toys.
SEKOYA BOTANICALS 215 F St.
SHIPWRECK 430 Third St.
SIDEWALK GALLERY at Ellis Art & Engineering 401 Fifth St.
SISTERS CLOTHING COLLECTIVE 328 Second 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.
ZEN HEALING 437 F St. Resonate Studios “Geodes”, Katie Conley, Epoxy resin with shattered glass. DJ music.
ZENO CURIOUS GOODS 320 Second St. Suite 1B
ZUMBIDO GIFTS 410 Second St. Featuring peacock style Talaveraa Pottery from Mexico, various artists, ceramics.