Arts Arcata is a monthly event in which downtown Arcata comes alive and the community gets together for a night out. From 6-9 pm every second Friday of the month the doors of galleries are open to patrons of the arts. Live music floods out from storefronts as people mingle and enjoy complementary snacks of cheese, crackers, and humus. The center of the plaza during Arts Arcata is full of people dancing and children playing as live music fills their ears.
See Art. Hear Art. Be Art.
Arts Arcata is a venue for artists to display their unique work. Paintings, jewelry, furniture and so much more are available for purchase in countless forms of media. From metal welding, to driftwood carving, and stonework, Arts Arcata offers something for everyone. Individuals can find the perfect gifts for themselves or their loved ones by supporting local artists and businesses while enjoying a night out on the town.
Come and join the fun next month in the Arcata Plaza! Weather you go with old friends, or make new ones while you’re there, Arts Arcata is an incredible and affordable way to connect with the local community.
Arts Arcata is put on by Arcata Main Street. "Arcata Main Street is a non-profit organization that works to create a vibrant downtown Arcata. We do this by fostering business vitality, providing opportunities for community events, and organizing projects and initiatives that respond to community needs". They are responsible for other community events such as Oyster Fest and Fairy Festival. All members and guests of the community are welcome to come to these events. Arcata Main Street provides opportunities for local artists to display their work, as well as promoting local businesses by hosting free events, such as Arts Arcata, in the plaza downtown. Community members are drawn into town Friday evening for Arts Arcata by the prospect of live music, art, and mingling. Diversity and culture are welcome with open arms as artists of all backgrounds and mediums display their work. Patrons gather to appreciate art, listen to music, and enjoy the night out. Events such as Arts Arcata inspire us to come together as a community. Events such as Arts Arcata shape Arcata into a welcoming community that celebrates diversity.