AAI Music Winter Showcase

AAI Music will perform their Winter Showcase at Humbrews in Arcata on December 3rd at 7pm. The small ensembles are incredibly diverse this year with styles ranging from grunge rock to classical solo piano. Each group or musician will perform a cover and original compositions. The groups are led by Cassie Moulton-Rizzo. Opening the evening…

Artisan Faire

Arcata High School invites the public to their Holiday Artisan Faire, Friday, December 3rd from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Arcata High School, 1720 M St. The event will take place in the Fine Arts Building. A variety of handmade, one-of-a-kind items will be for sale including evergreen holiday decorations made by FFA, laser…

Arcata’s Got Talent!

Join us for our 2nd annual talent show on Friday, October 29th at 7pm! This year’s performance includes more than 50 students and staff. Highlights to look forward to are performances by the Steel Pan Club, staff band, original music in a variety of genres, dance, aerial silks, and more! You can choose to see…

Fall Art Showcase

Our first art showcase of the school year is up at Redwood Yogurt in Arcata! The show features artwork done by AAI students over the summer. Because we have so many art students this year, it has been divided up into two shows over two Months. Drawings and paintings will be featured for the month…

FLOW 2021

This year we present a fabulous digital fashion magazine to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of five young designers. They started designing at the beginning of the school year and by April had sewed, crocheted, upcycled and illustrated wonderful fashion lines! Because of the virtual, distanced environments we all lived in this year, the students…

A Virtual Whodunnit

The Arcata Arts Institute presents their first ever virtual murder mystery, “A Virtual Whodunnit ”, written specifically for the Zoom environment by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus. This one of a kind experience, directed by Melanie Zapper, will allow the audience to interact and solve this mystery along with the actors and actresses! Purchase your…

California Exemplary Arts Education Award

Arcata High School has been designated a California Exemplary Arts Program! Here is the press release from State Superintendent Tony Thurmond: SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today announced that 33 California schools were selected for the California Exemplary Arts Education Award. These schools engage students in quality arts education that meet California Arts Standards for Public Schools (Arts Standards) and demonstrate…

Inside the Art of Cora Dandeneau

This year, one of the Arcata Arts Institute Master Classes offered to our students was Video Storytelling taught by Lynette Nutter. Stories have power. They can transform how we see our lives and the lives of others. In this master class students learned how to utilize video to become story excavators and gained experience in…

AAI Music Showcase

The Arcata Arts Institute musicians have put together a showcase featuring students performing covers and originals, all recorded and edited by the performers themselves! This virtual show is pre-recorded but there will be live hosts and active audience participation encouraged! The event is Thursday, March 18th at 7pm. Tickets are $5 for Students, $8 General Admission,…

AAI Demo Day!

Wednesday, March 10th 2021 4:30 – 6:30 pm Virtual Event Register at https://forms.gle/hspdEJoPTwkPkBk5A Who: This session is designed for teachers and administrators who currently run a pathway or are interested in designing and creating an AME pathway (Arts, Media, Entertainment) at your school/district that includes courses focused on Media Arts, Animation, or Game Design. What: The Arcata Arts…

Arcata’s Got Talent!

Streaming straight into the comfort of your own living room, our very first Virtual Variety Show: Arcata’s Got Talent! Enjoy music, monologues, and more from both the students and the staff of Arcata and Six Rivers Charter High School! Join us Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 pm PST for this hybrid blend of live and pre-recorded…

Student Uses Graphic Design Skills For Good

Arcata Arts Institute student Marisa Mendosa found a creative way to connect her fellow students and raise more than $800 for Food for People! As last school year was winding down, and students were forced to isolate and study from home due to the pandemic shutdown, it occurred to Marisa that students wouldn’t be able…