Photography Show at Wildberries

Brynn Pera’s photographs will be featured at the Wildberries Patio during the months of October and November. Brynn’s pictures were taken in the San Francisco and Pacifica area, places which inspire her work, stylistically and metaphorically. She captures the serenity of these greatly-contrasting cities to highlight moments in which we so often look past. The…

Fresh Perspectives on War & Peace Published

Arcata Arts Institute students partnered with the Against the Wind Festival to create works of art reflecting on War & Peace. The work will be shown at the Arcata Playhouse and will also be published in a book, entitled Fresh Perspectives on War & Peace. Against the Wind Festival is a week-long pro-peace festival, that will take place…

October Showcase

The Arcata Arts Institute art and music students will be having their Fall Showcase on Friday, October 12th during Arts Arcata! at Redwood Yogurt. Live music will be from 6:30-7:30 and art will be up for the months of October and November. The artwork on display is a selection from the students’ Summer Work. Every…

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…

Saving The World Through Poster Design!

AAI’s Illustrator Master Class students have created an impressive collection of posters that will be on display at the Morris Graves Museum of Art this weekend. Join us for the opening on Saturday May 12, 6-9pm. Students chose a topic to research and promote through graphic design. These posters will also be displayed in the…

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! 

Run, Hide, Repeat Documentary

We are so excited to share this documentary with our community! It tells the story of our Fall devised theatre project that we did in collaboration with Dell Arté. It gives a wonderful sense of what AAI is all about and shows the power of collaboration, theatre, creativity and art. View it here: Run, Hide, Repeat…

Just Make It!

a family friendly evening of art and technology, of creativity and invention, of painting, puppets, programing, printmaking, robots and more!

Six April Showcases!

So Many April Showcases! The Arcata Arts Institute students have been creating amazing artwork and April has a full line of shows at a variety of venues to share it with the community!   Photography 1 students are showing their best photos of the year at the F Street Foto Gallery above Swanlunds in Eureka….


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