Arcata Arts Institute Empowers Student Voices.

Master Class with Access Humboldt wins recognition

In Spring of 2016, Access Humboldt partnered with Arcata Arts Institute (AAI) to offer a Master Class in Video Production. The Class focused on projects for the “Student Voices” campaign, which empowers them to make their voices heard in their local school district. Students had an opportunity take part in a video advocacy campaign that offers them a real-world opportunity to author content, communicate creatively and practice civic engagement.

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FLOW – Arcata Arts Institute’s premier runway event.


This fashion showcase is the culminating event for Arcata Arts Institute’s fashion design students. Original wearable designs are conceived of and constructed by AAI students.

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Love and Loss at Wildberries


Our Love and Loss exhibition will open at Wildberries Marketplace (747 13th St, Arcata). Our artists are showing work that they created expressing love and/or loss through carefully constructed drawings of hands.

The exhibition will open during this upcoming Arts! Arcata Friday, May 13th from 6pm-9pm.

Nature in Conflict with Harmony

At Redwood Yogurt (1573 G St, Arcata), the Arcata Arts Institute is having an exhibition called Nature in Conflict with Harmony. Artists have created paintings, photographs, and mixed media pieces exploring the relationship between humans and nature.

On the opposite wall we have our Love and Loss pieces displayed. Our artists are showing work that they created expressing love and/or loss through carefully constructed drawings of hands.

Sights Through Lenses


Join Arcata Arts Institute (AAI) media artists and photographers for an exhibition of work in the Plaza View Room in Jacoby’s Storehouse (780 7th St, Arcata on the same floor as Plaza Grill)  Friday May 14th during  Arts Arcata! from 6-9 p.m. These artists have a variety of work ranging from quiet moments captured in nature and digitally manipulated imagery.

The show will be up through June.

AAI Theatre Presents Chicago


Come witness a story of murder, greed, corruption, adultery and treachery: All the things we hold near and dear to our hearts. The Arcata Arts Institute presents, “Chicago,” the musical written by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, directed and choreographed by Melanie Zapper, with musical direction by Jo Kuzelka. Performances take place in the newly built Fine Arts Center on Arcata High’s campus March 24-25 and April 1 at 7:30pm, with a matinee Saturday April 2 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 students and seniors. This performance is not recommended for youth under age 13. For reservations, email or purchase tickets online at

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