Arts and Culture
Amy produces compelling and authentic commercial photography that has taken her around the world. Known for her innate sense of style and attention to detail, she has the ability to collaborate and capture moments that inspire. Amy has been a contributing photographer for Patagonia for over 25 years. She is currently working with Patagonia Provisions creating narratives through the lens of sustainable practices.
Amy calls the Redwoods of Northern California home. Inspired by new places, culture and her community.
Good at rollerskating, snowboarding, and climbing trees. Enjoys river days, eating oysters, getting dirty and surfing in warm water.
Open Wed-Sun 11am-4pm, Closed Mon/Tues
Arcata Artisans is an exciting cooperative endeavor of 30+ accomplished Humboldt County artists. We use a variety of styles and media to present exquisitely appointed artwork to the public. In our fine art and craft gallery and gift shop, you will find a wide selection of representational and abstract paintings, prints, jewelry, photographs, ceramics, weaving, and sculpture for the home and garden.
Arcata Playhouse is adapting to this new environment with a variety of community services online and outside. The Playhouse presents music in the theatre brought to you online by local favorites; an art supply delivery service called the “Wonder Wagon” for kids of all ages; and ongoing community public art projects. Visit our website to find out more about our current services and projects.
Baroni Jewelry and Tomas Jewerly are represented by The Good Collective which is based in Humboldt county and located in the historic Creamery Building in Arcata, California. We are committed to creating beautiful products, reducing our environmental impact, building good partnerships and enjoying what we do.
Hilliard Lamps believes that fine lighting fixtures should be timeless in style and in materials. By using glass, bronze, and stone we can ensure that our fixtures become the heirlooms of our next generation. Every Hilliard fixture is signed, numbered, and dated.
We welcome custom requests. At Hilliard we enjoy creating new pieces that bring our clients exactly what they need, while staying true to the quality that deﬁnes the Hilliard line. Please inquire and we will get back to you.
Store open 10am-5pm Mon-Sat
Holly Yashi features brilliant jewelry conceived, designed, and handcrafted locally in California since 1981. Factory tours are currently on hold, but the store is open and sparkling!
Open Tuesday-Saturday 12-5pm, Sundays 12-4, Closed Mondays.
Specializing in plant-based wellness, personalized skin and body care, essential oil readings, clothing, jewelry, art, gifts and more. We create a sacred space in which local art is celebrated. Woman owned and operated.
Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
Moonrise Herbs was established in Arcata, California, in 1985 with the mission to be an outlet for beautifully vibrant, high-quality herbs and tea blends, along with a variety of tinctures, extracts, essential oils, supplements and natural body care products. Moonrise Herbs is proud to supply over 400 beautifully vibrant, bulk herbs and tea blends of the highest quality. Whenever possible, our bulk herbs and teas are organically grown, locally grown or ethically wildcrafted. We buy from small companies to assure great quality, vibrancy, color and scent. We also love to create several tea blends ourselves.
Check our website for details on classes in physical and virtual studio space including our NEW Movewell Mobile series!
Movewell is a movement studio in downtown Arcata that is dedicated to providing a brave space to inspire you to love your body through movement. We are primarily a Pilates studio that recognizes all forms of movement can contribute to overall well being. We offer Pilates, Barre, Dance, Yoga, and Aerial Yoga group classes, personal sessions, workshops, and special events. We believe that everybody deserves the opportunity to move well. When we move our body, we move our mind, and move our soul. Wherever you are on your movement journey, we are here to support you and invite you to move well. All bodies, all levels of movers, every body is welcome, and we cannot wait to Movewell with you!
MyKin Designs is a painting and illustration studio based in a studio in the Courtyard of the Arcata Creamery Building owned and operated by Marisa Kieselhorst. See her work at Movewell Pilates, Vibes Yoga Studio and at the studio at 824 L Street.
Check our website for virtual and in-person class schedules!
At the No Limits Dance Academy our first and foremost goal is to foster a love and appreciation of dance in all of our students. We emphasize a professional environment, technical perfection and fun! Dance training at No Limits offers a unique experience for students to develop grace, coordination, rhythm, self discipline and confidence. The majority of classes offered at the No Limits Dance Academy are for recreational dancers. Most of the upper level classes (with the exception of our ballet classes) are dance team classes.
Patricia Sennott now uses oil-based ink and French rag paper to create Monotypes of native birds and of flowers, both wild and from her Blue Lake garden. “Observing a bird, whether in the mountains while hiking or in the intimacy of my garden can feel like a miracle! They symbolize transcendence and great mystery for me.” Sennott has been exhibiting her art for over 25 years and her work appears in collections in Japan, Canada and Micronesia as well as in the United States. Her exploration of the natural world has taken her to remote places in the mountains and deserts of Oregon and California and includes a 3 year journey of teaching art and painting in the Northern Mariana Islands of the Western Pacific. An endless enthusiasm for observing flora and fauna here on the North Coast is evidenced in her artwork. Her work can be seen at Arcata Artisans on the Arcata Plaza.
No indoor classes in the Purple tier, but there are online offerings in several styles. Thank you to the community helping keep this newly non-profit collective afloat. Most updates are posted on Facebook.
Open Wed-Fri 1pm-5pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm. Closed Mon-Tues.
Unique designs for comfy everyday ware. Enjoy soft snuggle worthy hoodies with hand carved prints created by owner Marnie Nave. Seapod is a reflection of my love of my family, friends, community, and the environment in which I live. Seapod represents the ocean family and the connectedness one can have with the sea. You will also find gifts, jewelry, and locally created art.
Open Wed & Thurs 4-8pm, Fri 4-9, Sat 2-9pm, Sun 2-6pm for To-Go only.
Septentrio Winery was established in 2014 in Humboldt County, California where the redwoods meet the sea as a family owned artisanal winery. “We firmly believe that the quality of our ingredients and intricacies of process are the keys to producing our many award winning wines.” Their 6th Street tasting room also features a food truck and a lovely outdoor venue.
Open Tues-Sat 11am-5pm
The Garden Gate is an experience for your senses. Aesthetically pleasing, inspired and full of life, it features gifts for yourself, your home and your garden. The Garden Gate is a woman-owned interior/exterior store located on the Plaza. Established in 1987, it was purchased by the current owner, Kate Christensen in 1999.
Tuesday-Saturday please call ahead for COVID hours 707.825.1755
Fresh squeezed craft cocktails in a casual atmosphere. Limited inside seating, outdoor seating, to-go options
Sunday thru Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm
Open for indoor & outdoor seating, take out, and DoorDash delivery.
We offer a fun menu with burgers, pizzas, chicken & waffles, and our number one selling sandwich ‘The Chick’. When live music events are allowed, The Jam is one of the most happening scenes downtown.
Currently creating online content while the physical doors are closed. Check website for links and project updates!
“The Sanctuary exists to creatively connect people with resources, experiences, ideas, and each other. Located in downtown Arcata, CA, the Sanctuary is a community arts center and non-profit organization based in an historic building that was constructed in 1916 to be the Arcata Women’s Clubhouse. Today, it is a bustling community center, gallery, artist residency, library, music venue, and workshop, with lab facilities including printmaking, ceramics, textiles, small metals, book arts, woodworking, music recording, bicycle repair, culinary arts, gardening, homesteading, and more.”
Trillium Dance Studios was founded in 2006 by owner/director Erin McKeever. The program offers ballet, contemporary, modern, tap, hip hop & Latin dance styles, as well as various workshop classes year round. Originally Dance Class with Erin Fernandez, Trillium Dance has an emphasis on positivity & encouragement. The faculty strives to energize & inspire their students, as well as promote creativity & healthy dance technique in a supportive environment. The studio performs 2 large-scale dance productions each year, to highlight the achievements of the students and to showcase the performing Ensembles.
Please check social media for current class offerings, including a full online schedule of classes!
With a variety of innovative classes that focus on fluidity of movement and the unity of breath, we believe through the practice of yoga and movement you can create a strong, clear and connected body, mind and spirit. Our studio is light, bright and airy; filled with natural light and fresh air. Complimentary yoga mats, cotton blankets, natural cork blocks and straps are available. We offer the perfect environment to learn, discover and expand your heart, mind, and body.
Please call for an appointment.
Waves is an energetic and friendly studio located in the Creamery District of Arcata California. We are a team of experienced and creative hair artists. We offer a full spectrum of hair services, customized for the individual. Waves also offers gallery space for local artists to display and sell their work. If you are looking for a one of a kind painting or a unique gift, come check out what our community has to offer.