First Art Market -- April 25

art_mkt_poster_graphic.jpgThe first Creamery District Art Market of the year will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Creamery Building at 1251 Ninth St. in Arcata. This is a free, outdoor, family-friendly event.

The Creamery District Art Market is a celebration of art with local artists selling high quality arts and crafts and local musicians performing in a fun and positive community event.

On April 25, more than a dozen vendors will be selling an array of art and crafts, the Arcata Playhouse will provide coffee, drinks and snacks, and there will be live music and dance entertainment all day.

In celebration of the International Day of Dance and National Week of Dance the Art Market will feature local dancers on stage all day.

The Creamery District Art Market is held on the last Saturday of each month from April through November. The Art Market has a focus on “The Arts” in the broadest sense of the idea, with the sale of all types of artwork, crafts, culinary and homemaking arts, handmade items, jewelry, decorative art and furniture, art collectables, clothing, performance art items, music and musical instruments.

The Creamery District is still accepting vendors for the August Art Market. Potential vendors are encouraged to contact the Creamery District Art Market Manager at or use the online Vendor Registration. To support our artists, the Creamery District keeps the vendor fees low: free for Creamery District members or a $10 introductory rate.

Help Us Remake Our Office!

Please help us upgrade our office space by making a tax deductible donation.  We will use donated materials and volunteer labor for as much of the project as we can.  Click here to go to our Crowdfunding page.

The photos show examples of the type of work we will be doing.  See all our plans.


We plan to build the following:

1. Four Simple Workspaces -- Our current workspaces are cramped, uncomfortable and lacking in storage space. We will build four simple, counter workspaces with two-door filing cabinets below and above counter storage shelves.


storage_loft.jpg2. Storage Loft -- Our current office lacks sufficient storage areas. We will build a loft above part of the office for storage. 


step_cabinets.jpg3. Storage Stairs -- Our current office has a ladder to reach the light booth that is above the office.  We will install stairs to the storage loft and light booth with under-stair storage shelves.

Middle of Everywhere

wonderheads.jpgWonderheads Mask Theater (Portland, OR)
Friday, March 13 at 7pm 
Saturday, March 14 at 2pm & 7pm

When two unlikely strangers discover a mysterious device at a bus stop, they are whisked away on a cosmic journey through time and space…but will they claim their place in the universe and find their way home. The Middle of Everywhere is performed in full-face mask, a form so magical it will delight the child in you, whether you’re eight or eighty. Wordless and whimsical, it has been described by audiences as watching a living cartoon, or live-action Pixar. See the Wonderheads website.

“Whether you’re a parent with a school-age child or just a grown-up who needs reminding that the universe is awesome, you’ll be delighted by Wonderheads.” – Winnipeg Free Press

The Playhouse Family Fun Series is an annual performance series for children and families at the Arcata Playhouse with public and school performances of theater, storytelling, puppetry and variety performing arts. Since 2006 the series has brought performers from California, Oregon, Washington, Maine, Canada and the UK to perform for Humboldt County children and their families.The series strives to bring young people in contact with the performing arts in a safe an intimate setting and host high quality artist in a low cost environment. 

The 2015 series is generously sponsored by Kokatat Watersports Wear, Holly Yashi and Wildberries Marketplace. Additional funding from WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation). Tickets are available now on this website and at these Arcata locations:  Wildberries Marketplace, Bubbles and Redwood Yogurt. 

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