Community Layers

AAI Theatre opens our season with the premiere of Community Layers, a student devised and created piece. This multi-media performance piece incorporates original student compositions in music, visual and media arts, aerial dance, and theatre.  Based on true stories, Community Layers delves into individual experiences in a way that helps to portray the interconnections between…

Artisan Faire

Arcata High School invites the public to their Holiday Artisan Faire, Friday, Dec. 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m in the Arcata High Creative Quad, 1720 M Street Arcata. A variety of handmade, one of a kind items will be for sale including evergreen holiday wreaths made by FFA, laser engraved items made in…

Art & Music Showcase

The Arcata Arts Institute art and music students will be showcasing their work at Redwood Yogurt this Friday, October 11th from 5 to 7 pm. The music ensembles will be playing covers and originals. For some, this will be their debut! The art on display will be a selection of work created this past summer….

Kaleidoscope Photos by Dean Wellik

Dean’s images were taken through a kaleidoscope held up to the edge of the camera lens. The variation of color and pattern came from the setting, mainly a garden with multiple species of flowers. Their multi-colored petals and leaves created great contrast, pattern, and unified color schemes. The abstract patterns and color create a disorienting feeling…

Flow 2019

Flow 2019 will take place on Saturday, May 25th at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. Show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7:30. Tickets are available at Hot Knots on the Arcata Plaza or at the door. Flow is our biggest fund-raiser of the year. Tickets are $30 general, $20 students/seniors. Flow is the annual fashion…

Photography Show and Book Signing

This exhibition showcases the inspiring and creative work of the Languages students at Humboldt State University and Arcata High School, captured through the program The World “The way we saw it” in the 2018-2019 academic year. Emily Fernadez, an AAI senior will be signing copies of the book she Illustrated entitled, The Friendly Crocodile. It…

Guys & Dolls Musical

The Arcata Arts Institute presents the Broadway classic, “Guys and Dolls”, winner of the Tony award for best musical and best musical revival. This classic, directed by Melanie Zapper with musical direction by Jo Kuzelka, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, is based off the story and…

Arts Symposium hosted by AAI

The Arcata Arts Institute will be hosting Humboldt County Office of Education’s Arts Symposium on Monday, February 4th at the Arcata High Fine Arts Building. As a Demonstration Site for the California Department of Education, AAI is considered a model school for statewide arts, media, and entertainment programs. The Arts Symposium is a chance to…

Winter Art Showcases

Alyssa Camilli is featured in Wildberries for the months of December and January. She painted a series of designs in her Master Class, Graphic Design In The Grid, taught by Gage Seber. She experimented with geometric relationships and the various ways that space can be broken up to create balanced compositions.  She focused on subjects…

AAI Music • Winter Showcase

AAI Music will perform at Humbrews this Saturday, December 15 at 7 p.m. Each small ensemble will be playing a variety of music, from well-recognized covers to original compositions. Join us for an evening of engaging music! Donations welcome at the door. Humbrews is located at 856 10th St., Arcata.

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

The Arcata Arts Institute presents Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-nominated play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, directed by Melanie Zapper. Join us and be transported “into a world of intrigue and illusion…Let your imagination run riot.” This absurdist comedy will be presented in the Arcata High School Fine Arts Building on December 6th and 7th at…

Holiday Artisan Faire

Arcata High School invites the public to their Holiday Artisan Faire, Friday, Nov. 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A variety of handmade, one of a kind items will be for sale including evergreen holiday wreaths made by FFA, laser engraved items made in our Maker Space, woodworking and blacksmith items, art, photography, stickers,…