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…

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…

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…

“Seasons Of Love”, Virtual Performance

This past spring, our theatre program was one week away from opening our production of RENT, school edition, when we went into shelter-in-place. Melanie Zapper, our theatre instructor and director was able to create this video of one of the songs from the show, “Seasons Of Love”. It also includes a heartwarming message to the…