Let us plan your weekend!

April Fools Day will be no joke! Spend sometime with us this weekend. We promise no tricks, only good fun! The Arcata Arts Institute is excited to announce that we will be showcasing at three locations across town this Saturday, April 1st, 2017. Our first showcase will be our 6th Annual Photography show. This years collection is…

AAI Theater Presents:Singin’ in the Rain

The Arcata Arts Institute presents one of the most adored classic musicals, “Singin’ in the Rain.”   Come experience great songs and wonderful dances, with original screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed.  This all-time favorite is directed by Melanie Zapper and Jo Kuzelka, with musical direction…

Hate Has No Home Here

Happy Valentines Day to all of you!  We take pride in being a safe zone – hate has no home among us at AAI.

We’ve brought the music back!

Join us for an evening of lively music from our AAI musicians as we open a very exciting exhibit.  On display is the result of an exciting partnership between Jenna Mayo and Mia Shope, two AAI Media Arts students.  The show is open throughout the month of February and the first week of March. Opening…

Arts Now: Humboldt Summit

The Arcata Arts Institute has joined forces with the California Alliance for Arts Education to host the Arts Now Humboldt Summit on January 6, 2017. We’d like like to invite you to join us in this monumental event within our local arts community. This summit is part of a statewide campaign to shine a bright…

Autumn Nights: AAI Performing Arts Fall Showcase

Join us Wed. Nov. 9th & Thurs. Nov. 10th for Autumn Nights, our fall theater and music showcase. This will be a completely student organized and run production. From the lighting, costumes, and directing; our students have worked tirelessly to showcase their original performances . General- $8 Students &Seniors – $5 Doors open at 6:30pm show…

NCRT Benefit Performance: Agatha Christie’s The Hollow

For one night only, North Coast Repertory Theater presents a benefit performance for the Arcata Arts Institute on November, 18th at 8:00pm. Ticket Prices: $20   Tickets can be purchased at the link below or from any of the AAI students. NCRT TICKETS- The Hollow    

Window Paintings @ Los Bagels!

Thanks to the help of our talented students , Los Bagels marketing coordinator Julianne Eagle, and the wonderful staff at both the Arcata and Eureka Los Bagels locations, for helping us create these beautiful and festive window paintings for the up coming celebration of Dia de Los Muertos (Nov. 1st & 2nd). ¡Vamos a celebrar!

Arts Arcata: OCTOBER Recap

  Arts Arcata, October, was a huge success! Recent work from AAI Visual and Media Arts students was exhibited (up through Nov. 1st)  at Redwood Yogurt.  At the opening  a packed audience of friends and family listened to performances by the Arcata Arts Institute’s Music department. Thank you to everyone who came out the support…

AAI @ Pastels on the Plaza

Thank you to all the talented students who came out and volunteered to create some beautiful sidewalk creations for Pastels on the Plaza. All proceeds from this event supported the North Coast Children’s Services.