Meet The Artists!

It’s our first community meeting! Join us in the AHS Fine Arts Building the hour before Back To School Night.  Learn about what this year will hold, meet the 16 artists who will be teaching with us this year.  Here about the big projects we will be involved in.  Learn how you can join in…

Join the AAI Block Party At Arts Alive!

  Join us this Saturday in Old Town Eureka for Arts Alive!  Our photography is showcased outside along Opera Alley, next to the Clark Museum.  The Museum will be hosting live music, serving food and beverages.  Come talk to the artists and enjoy their lively artwork produced in their AAI masterclass. For more info go…

AAI Seniors Honored at Senior Awards Night

Congratulations to all of the AAI Seniors who received honors and awards on Senior Awards Night June 7th.  Of particular distinction is Leo Stafsnes, see his painting is featured in this post for his multiple scholarships to attend the California Institute of the Arts, CalArts, in Valencia, CA.  Leo will be studying Experimental Animation.  He received scholarships from…

Congrats to Max Gambin!

(Con) Serve Your Country by: Max Gambin Max Gambin has been selected as both the Humboldt County and the 2nd District of California winner of the Annual Congressional Art Competition! The Annual Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of youth across the nation. Students were invited to submit…

Music Friday!

Please join us this Friday for Arts Arcata, May 12th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m! We will be featuring our ‘Ambiguous Figures’ Showcase, a series of large scale graphite drawings exploring depth, contrast, texture, and motion. This project was a collaborative effort with our media and visual arts students. AAI music will also be…

Flow tickets now available!

The Arcata Arts Institute is excited to announce the return of their 12th Annual “Flow” student fashion show. This event will take place on Saturday, May 27th, at the Arcata Theater Lounge, 1036 G Street, Arcata. From 8 p.m. -10 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. This fashion showcase is the culminating event for Arcata Arts Institute’s…

RAA Humboldt County Youth Art Exhibit!

The Redwood Art Association recently held a youth art exhibit that encompassed entries from high schools throughout the county. 144 pieces were entered, scored, and judged on the following criteria; Craftsmanship and Presentation Message and Creativity Artistic Foundation, understanding of the Principles and Elements of Art and Design. Entires were divided into six respective categories; Painting…

Lead Actor Receives Nomination

Ty Vizenor, AHS Freshman and incoming AAI student, has received a nomination for the Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honor Awards. Ty has been nominated in the lead actor category, for his outstanding performance as Don Lockwood in our spring production of Singing’ in the Rain. This nomination is a huge achievement for not only…

“Notre Voix –Our Voice.”, Finalist!

AAI student submitted film, “Notre Voix-Our Voice” finished with second place honors at this years Student Voices Campaign. Students throughout the state of California submitted over 100 entries for this years campaign. Entries were narrowed to the top 14 for a final screening and judging where a final five were selected. First place was a tie between Windsor…

Zimbabwean Exchange!

These past few weeks have been nothing short of busy! Amongst all the showcases and openings, the Arcata Arts Institute has had the wonderful opportunity to host students from the Girls High School Harare, in Zimbabwe. This sister-school exchange would not have been possible without the help of their Theater teacher, Dell’Arte alumni, and former clown,…

Student Voices Campaign Finalists!

AAI is pleased to announce that two of our students video submissions have been selected as finalist in the 2017  “Student Voices Campaign”. These videos were selected out of over three hundred students from all over the state. Videos can be found on our AHS Creative Class Vimeo page or from the links below. Norte Voix– https://vimeo.com/210854520…