This summer the Arcata Playhouse offers two exciting theater workshops for children and teens -- Summer Youth Workshops, June 22-26, and Pageant on the Plaza, July 6-19. Our workshops are based on the Devised Theatre approach: we treat every participant as a natural writer, artist and visionary, and we focus on bringing out their originality and creativity. Our trained instructors offer kids skills to develop their ideas and bring them to life on stage. Check the Youth Workshop page for more information and call the Arcata Playhouse at 822-1575 to sign up!
Summer Workshops (for ages 6-14) include Clowning For Kids, Great Adventures, Mask & Comedia, and Improv in Action, each of which offer their own unique skills or theatrical form to explore. We have trained and experienced workshop teachers: Sarah McKinney, Hannah Gaff, Alyssa Hughlett are Dell Arte' graduates with extensive education experience; Everardo Cuerves is a seasoned theater improvisation teacher and artist in residence in local schools. During the Summer Youth Workshop week, kids gain confidence in their own creativity, have fun, make friends and grow to become skilled theater artists!
Pageant on the Plaza is for older kids and teens (ages 10-16) and offers a whole new adventure. Participants learn story creation and physical theater, music for outdoor performance, giant puppet construction and stilt walking. This workshop also focuses on ensemble building skills -- learning how to be a part of a creative team. Our experienced and talented teachers are Amy Tetzlaff, Anson Smith, Jesse Jonathon, Gregg Moore and Janarie Ricchio. During the Pageant Workshop, students become a performing ensemble and create an original play which is then performed at the Arcata Farmer's Market in Arcata and at Annie and Mary Day in Blue Lake. After their mini-tour of their play, the students feel exuberant and inspired about what they have shared with the community.
Phase One of our Office Remake is complete. We have beautiful bamboo counter workspaces, two-drawer file cabinets and storage shelves above and below. Thank you to Carl McGahan for his craftsmanship of the workspaces. The photos show Carl's handy work.
We are preparing for Phase 2 and 3 of our office remake now. We will be meeting with a designer to hone our plans for the storage loft and storage stairs. We will then solicit donations of materials and the help of volunteer builders to complete the project.
You can make a tax deductible donation to our office remake on our Crowdfunding page. Thanks to our wonderful donors, we are halfway to our fundraising goal! See all of our plans for the office remake.
The 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 CreameryInfo@gmail.com 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.