FESTIVAL EVENTS /
The week-long Festival has a number of different events throughout Downtown Eureka. More events will be added soon!
Festival Kick-Off Party
Saturday, July 27th, 7 - 10pm
Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room, 517 F Street, Eureka
Help us start the Festival off with a bang! Enjoy live music from Luke Tygar + Friends, drink specials, and get a first look at the Festival merch! You'll also get to meet this year's artists!
Daily Art Walks
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 at 5:30
Meet at the Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room, 517 F Street, Eureka
Join us at 5:30 Monday - Friday during the Festival for a guided tour of the murals. We will see the murals in progress, talk with the artists, and learn about their process and inspiration. Each day's walk will be different!
FESTIVAL BIKE RIDE!
Saturday, August 3 from 11am - 12:30pm
Meet at the Romano Gabriel Sculpture Garden, Old Town Eureka
Enjoy a leisurely bike ride to see some of Eureka's great public art, ending at the Block Party! The bike ride will begin in Old Town, wind through Eureka, and finish at the Bike Valet, where bikers will be able to leave their bikes while they enjoy the Festival.
Saturday, August 3 from 12 - 6pm
Downtown Eureka: 6th Street between C and H Streets
Celebrate the new public art in Eureka with our culminating Block Party! The Block Party will stretch along 6th Street from C to H Streets and will feature three beer gardens, live music, local food, a kids' zone, and the live creation of art! Learn more about the Block Party here.
ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY EVENTS /
Check out all of the great related events happening in Eureka during the Festival.
Art Show at the Redwood Arts Association
Opening July 17th
Opening July 17th at the Redwood Art Association is “Sublime Frequencies” curated by Gabrielle Gopinath and Benjamin Funke. Included in the show are works by artists Shannon Sullivan, Lori Goodman, Megan Atherton, Tova Lund, Bobby Wright, Trent Franks, Ryan Hurst, Emmaly Crimmel, Jason Marak, Dave Zdrazil and Brittany Britton.
MURAL PAINTING AT THE NEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
July 27 - August 3
Eureka Chamber of Commerce, 612 G Street
Swing by to see the mural in progress inside Eureka's new Chamber of Commerce building.
PUBLIC ART ON THE PENINSULA
July 27 - August 3
Along the Samoa Peninsula
Check out the murals being painted on the concrete cylinders along the Samoa Peninsula! This artwork is thanks to a project by the Redwood Community Action Agency. Artists include: Julio Valdez/Reanimator (Redway), Sheala Dunlap (Eureka), James Rose (Ferndale), Patricia Sennott (Blue Lake), Ben Goulart (Bayside), Laci Dane (Redway), Mir de Silva (Eureka), Lucas Thornton (Eureka), and Crystal Perez + Charli Murphy (Eureka).
SECOND STREET WOMEN: INSPIRATION
Friday, August 2
Opening Reception: 6-9pm, Artist Talk: 7:30pm
Mendenhall Studios (2nd + C Streets, Old Town Eureka)
Four local artists will be painting murals on panels for the north wall of Mendenhall Studios, at Second and C Streets in Old Town Eureka. The project will consist of four 12 x 8 foot paintings, framed and hung to create the illusion of an outdoor gallery space. The participating artists are all long-time painters on the north coast: Joan Dunning, Linda Mitchell, Kathy O’Leary and Rachel Schlueter.
The paintings will be created over the course of a few weeks and hung in coordination with the Eureka Street Art Festival. The paintings will have their debut at an opening reception on Friday, August 2, from 6 - 9 p.m., with an artist’s talk at 7:30.
MUSIC + MURAL EVENT AT THE SANCTUARY
Artist Talk + Film Screening: Friday, August 2 at 7pm
Thollem's Electric Confluence: Saturday, August 3, 7:30 (doors) 8:00 (music), $10-$25 sliding scale
The Sanctuary (1301 J Street, Arcata)
The Sanctuary is excited to welcome back for the fourth time, keyboardist/serial collaborator Thollem McDonas and Silver Ochre, his duo with video artist ACVilla, for two distinct nights of performances. The first evening, Silver Ochre will present The Now Of US, a video project focused on artistic documentation of murals throughout the States. A discussion will follow. "An intense and virtuosic keyboardist” (TimeOut New York), Thollem will fill The Sanctuary with a celebration of sound the next night. Electric Confluence is inspired by the myriad sonic experiences on his lifelong travels around the U.S. and the world.