Linoleum Print Show!

The students’ recently created landscape linoleum prints are on display at Redwood Yogurt and Wildberries Patio Gallery! If you are out and about this summer be sure to take a look at these wonderful prints. Some are traditional prints and some are hand-colored with a variety of media. Students were inspired by Japanese woodblock prints and…

Flow 2022

Flow is the Arcata Arts Institute’s annual fashion showcase. This night represents the culmination of commitment and dedication for our fashion design students in a chance to showcase their original pieces. Flow 2022 will be our 15th Annual event! We will feature 10 student designers with over 40 original outfits. Some highlights include upcycling, original…

AAI Music Showcase

AAI Music will play their latest covers and original songs at Lost Bagels, Friday, May 6th. This exciting show will start at 6 pm and feature folk, rock, classical and jazz! We would like to thank Los Bagels for hosting the show and Joanne Rand for teaching and directing the ensembles while Cassie Moulton-Rizzo is…

An Evening of Shorts

The Arcata Arts Institute presents An Evening of Shorts, a collection of short plays including Madeline George’s Flip Turn, Jonathan Caren’s Dance Company, and the short musical 21 Chump Street from the award-winning playwright Lin Manuel Miranda, author of Hamilton, In the Heights, and Encanto. The shows will be held on March 24th, 25th, 31st,…

Creativity Is Popping!

March is full of creative showcases! AAI Music is performing Friday, March 11, 6 pm in the Arcata Los Bagels parking lot. They are back with a diverse lineup of covers and original compositions. In Redwood Yogurt, there is a wonderful art show from our visual and media arts AAI students. The show will be…

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…