Arts! Arcata

Welcome to Arts! Arcata - Second Friday, Every Month

Arts! Arcata, produced by Arcata Main Street and the downtown community, is a great opportunity to meet local artists and enjoy being downtown at a safe, family friendly year-round community event.

The free, self-guided, public art phenomenon brings together art lovers and community friends each and every month on the 2nd Friday, from 6-9pm. It transforms downtown Arcata into an arts district, featuring the work of dozens of visual artists and live musicians at several locations. The event is free to the public and many locations stay open late offering guests wine or beer for a donation towards local non-profit organizations, plus snacks.

For up-to-date information on the listings, artist bios, photos, and more see the individual months listed, you can also visit our Facebook page. The Mad River Union, Times-Standard, and North Coast Journal also publish a "full" list.

2017 Arts Arcatas will be on: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8

If you’re interested in becoming a part of Arts! Arcata, check out our "Hosting Info" page.

See Art, Hear Art, Be Art in Arcata! We hope to see you out!

Runaway Kite/Malcolm DeSoto, 2011