Summer A.P. Studio ART Showcase

  Summer is here and Arcata Arts Institute students are  headed off to their next adventure whether that be enjoying the summer sunshine, traveling, or gearing up for college. However their energy lives on with two excellent showcases for the remainder of June, July, and August. First check out the Wildberries Sunroom where Annika Mauro…

So Many Awards, So Little Time!

This Spring has sprung and with it comes many awards for creative arts in all mediums. Arcata Arts Institute‘s many contestants have submitted works in Theater/Performing Arts, Film & Video, Print, 3D Art and Fashion. The results have been impressive, with nominees in The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors, and winners in The…

AAI’s Just Make It! Night 2019

Arcata Arts Institute Welcomes You! Friday, April 12th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Arcata Arts Institute invites you to join us at the Arcata High School Creative Quad for a family-friendly evening of activities. These include: Painting, Paper Puppets, Programming, Wood Crafts, Laser Cutting, and much more. This event is free and for all age groups….

Two AAI Music Performances – One Big Weekend!

The Arcata Arts Institute’s talented musicians will be out in force this weekend with two great shows. The first show will feature ensembles form our core AAI musicians playing contemporary hits and original compositions. Humboldt Brews Friday June 8th, 8pm Free​!   The second show will feature the Arcata High Pans group.This is part of…

RAA Youth Exhibit Award Winners

Arcata Arts Institute students submitted multiple pieces across many mediums to the Redwood Art Association’s Humboldt County Youth Exhibit competition this year. We’re so proud of everyone who submitted artwork and are very happy to announce that many AAI students’ work placed in 1st or 2nd. Below are the AAI Students who were awarded for their artwork. 

AAI Barn Dance!

Arcata Arts Institute, in partnership with the Humboldt Folklife Society, is hosting a Barn Dance! 


The Arcata Arts Institute Presents the three-time Tony Award winning contemporary comedy, “Urinetown: the Musical” where water is worth its weight in gold. 

Student Voices Campaign Submissions

The annual Student Voices Campaign, produced by the California Alliance for Arts Education, gives students a way to take an active part in shaping their own future. Through the campaign, students from all over California produce videos that advocate for arts education for all students. These videos are shared directly with local school districts and…