Arts & Culture

Sitting high up on California’s North Coast surrounded by redwoods on three sides and the Pacific out front, Eureka is somewhat isolated and not like most places. We’re part old-timey mill town and seaport, part hippie-hipster, new-age, millennial ecotopia. This sort of dynamic creates all kinds of tension and discord, AND good art. We have more artists per capita than anywhere else in the U.S., even though the rest of the world is several hundred miles away from us in any direction. Maybe that’s why. Stroll down Opera Alley in Old Town between 2nd St. and 3rd St. More walls will get painted during the Eureka Street Art Festival coming in July-August of 2019.

If you like your art more genteel, visit the Morris Graves Museum up on 6th and F. The building is the old Carnegie Library, an iconic testament to taste, and Morris is an internationally recognized artist, now deceased, who lived in the hills nearby and painted a lot. The Museum is the kind of hushed, sophisticated environment where you can quietly contemplate truly fine art. There are galleries all over Old Town with more accessible pieces, and possibly more local and fun.


Arts Alive! 6-9pm

First Saturday of Every Month!

Experience the charm of Old Town Eureka, on its monthly Arts Alive, First Saturday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Local shops and Art Galleries stay open late as Artists spill into the streets, perfoming live music, dance, and fun for the whole family!

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Every Friday 5-8pm

June 7th - September 28th!

Join us for a weekly night market, with local artisan booths featuring locally made products, farmers market booths, live music, family friendly activities, food vendors, and a bar featuring locally made beer, wine, and cider every Friday from 5pm - 8pm.

The market takes place on Friday evenings on E street between 2nd and 3rd (in front of the Eureka Visitor Center)

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