The Ink People Center for the Arts "Weaving the Arts into the Fabric of Community" Founded in 1979, We serve artists and the community by:
* Encouraging excellence in the showing, teaching, and making of art.
* Exploring the boundaries of art and culture.
* Helping develop community-generated arts and cultural programs.
* Co-marketing for businesses and institutions that support the arts
Hope everyone's feeling some holiday cheer, there's plenty to be thankful for, on Thanksgiving or otherwise. The Ink People is thankful for every Ink People Member, supporter, worker, and artist. Thank you for being a great and unique individual.
Also, in the spirit of giving, Give Local Tuesday is December 3rd. If you plan to participate, the MARZ Project of The Ink People is a great choice! Our program is free to local youth - so of course we struggle. Please read below about the Indiegogo campaign to learn more about what we do. We receive the money raised even if it doesn't meet our goal (awesome). So every little bit helps. We are thankful!
Put the Resources Back in the Media & Arts Resource Zone!
The Ink People and M.A.R.Z. Project have an indiegogo campaign that just launched and we want you to check it out and also share it with your friends- 'Put the Resources Back in the Media & Arts Resource Zone!
All the tools, videos, and descriptions are there. Get perks, make a contribution, or simply follow updates. If enough of us get behind it, we can make 'Put the Resources Back in the Media & Arts Resource Zone!' happen!
North Star Quest Camp Presents Cookie Cottage Contest 2013
Senior Artists 60 years or Better
It's time to start thinking about your artistic submission to our 2nd Annual Being Here Now Senior Art Show to celebrate Older Americans Month, May 2014. This juried show will have space for approximately 20-25 artists with prizes awarded. Open to all artistic visual mediums.
This event will coincide with Arts Alive on May 3, 2014 and is co-sponsored by Area 1 Agency on Aging and the Ink People in support of the programs and services of both agencies. For more information, drop by Ink People at 517 3rd Street, Suite 36, or A1AA 434 7th Street, both in Eureka, to pick up an application and more information.
I hope you had a wonderful Halloween! Now we welcome November!
This Saturday, November 2nd, join us for Arts Alive and a night of Dia de los Muertos art, performances by Kalpuli Xalxihuitlikue, Bandemonium, EHS Bailes Folklorico, Chicaucah Tlauh Cuahitl, individual ofrendas, and a public ofrenda the comminuty is welcome to add to. There will also be a public costumed procession at 6:45pm from the Ink People Office (517 3rd St. Suite 36) to the gallery!
There's plenty of wonderful art and activities this month, enjoy!
Dia De Los Muertos Map
This Arts Alive, Sat. Oct. 5th from 6-9pm, definitely come check out MASKIBITION at our Brenda Tuxford Gallery! The masks that have already come in are incredible! The official drop-off day is this Saturday at our office, 517 3rd St. Suite 36 Eureka, all are welcome to submit up to 5 masks!!!
We are getting our 2014 line-up of gallery shows together and are accepting gallery proposal submissions. Here are the guidelines and here is the online submission form. Let us know your interest in curating your own show or group show!
Call to Artists for our remaining 2013 shows: November- Dia de los Muertos, December- Open Heart Show.
Be sure to read on about our newest DreamMaker, added classes, a national call to artists, and all things October!
This Halloween, the Ink People will team up with the Jefferson Project to bring Humboldt kids a no scare, no violence, no sugar Halloween event.
Journey to planet Possible: An out of this world experience for kids
Get your imagination caps on, and jump into a rocket ship with the artists and puppeteers from the Ink People Center for the Arts. Guided tours leave every few minutes to other worlds where travelers will brave the underwater maze, make friends with a robot, pet strange aliens, and more.
Kids $5 each with one free adult
Saturday October 26, 1:00p to 6:00p
Sunday October 27, 1:00p to 6:00p
Thursday October 31, 3:00p to 7:00p
Saturday November 5, 1:00p to 6:00p
Call the Ink People: 707-442-8413
or find us on facebook: facebook.com/theinkpeople/events
Warm enough for everyone? The Ink People offices definitely are! Here's some wonderful reading material of what's going on with the Ink People and in the art community during these hot times!
Call to Artists: Made By Hand. Submit up to 5 pieces on Wednesday, Sep. 4th to the Brenda Tuxford Gallery 3-6pm. 325 2nd St. Suite 203 Eureka. $5/piece for members & $10/piece for non-members.
MASKIBITION is coming up! Get your masks ready for this annual show! Drop-off date for your Performance or Art mask(s) is Saturday, September 28th from 10:30am-1:30pm at the Ink People, 517 3rd St. Suite 36. Mask submissions are $5/mask for members & $10/mask for non-members. More info in the Newsletter!
Also! Ink People DreamMaker, SkyClad Theater, has 3 more days for this year's Plays In the Park productions: Late alternates with As You Like It. Friday and Saturday Aug. 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at City of Arcata Parks and Recreation office at City Hall (707) 822-7091 or by visiting playsinthepark.org.
Greetings from the Ink People!
The Ink People Center for the Arts' August Newsletter is here! We've stepped it up and have a simple link now for easier viewing and the pages flip like you're really reading it! See for yourself! Thanks to our Newsletter Editor, Megan Workman, for setting the link up! The original pdf is availible also for viewing and downloading.
Our gallery show this month is a Textile and Fiber Arts show that is open to the public for submissions! You can submit up to 5 pieces on Tuesday July 30th at the Brenda Tuxford Gallery from 3-6pm. More info on that is on the flier attached! Even if you're not putting art in the show, you can come by and check it out on Arts Alive August 3rd from 6-9pm! See what great art your community members are doing!
September's show will be another open show to the community with the theme, "Made by Hand". Drop-off for that show is Wednesday September 4th at the gallery. The flier for this show is attached as well.
The Newsletter has info about Ink People shows, other gallery submissions, new DreamMakers, and more.
Hope you're having an incredible summer!
Greetings from the Ink People!
Here is a nice read to go with this glorious weather the North Coast is having! In this July edition of the Ink People's Newsletter, you'll find information about our upcoming gallery show, the anticipated Giant Squid Printmaker's show, "Drrty".
There is also a Call to Artists for our August show, "Textile and Fiber Arts".
Enjoy the rest of the insightful art and community information and be sure to have a great month!
Greetings from the Ink People!
There is a big weekend just around the corner! Saturday for Arts Alive! River Song opens at the Ink People's Brenda Tuxford Gallery that will feature artwork by Ink enthusiasts Mary Sukup, Donvieve, Annie Reid, and Ink People's own Libby Maynard! Stop by 6-9pm! There will also be live music by Ink People President Julian Lang! 325 Second St. Suite 203 Eureka (above the Siren Song Tavern).
Also this weekend and next weekend is the North Coast Open Studios! Guide books are in this month's North Coast Journal as well as all over town with maps and descriptions of over 100 artists who are opening their studios to the public to visit. The weekend weather should be perfect for studio hopping!
Read about these events and more in this month's Ink People Newsletter!
Tlalok Kids, a DreamMaker project of the Ink People Center for the Arts, is an indigenous drum and dance class and that is facilitated in English, Spanish and introducing Nahuatl. Instruction is designed to teach children ages 0-5 and their families traditional Aztec and Mexican songs and rhythms. There is a suggested donation of $5 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds, ALL ARE WELCOME!
North Coast Open Studios is a creative showcase for local artists held annually and organized by a volunteer steering committee. For two weekends in June, 100+ artists open their studios to the public and allow art lovers a glimpse into the creative process.
For more info, please visit http://northcoastopenstudios.org/
Happy May Inkers!
The latest edition of the newsletter is now availible! Check it out for all our current events, those of our DreamMakers, and art going on in the community!
Yoga class on Fridays at the Ink People with Ann Aspen White!
9am-10:15am $12 drop in fee or 10 classes for $90.
Gentle yoga for beginners, focusing on stretching, flexibility, and breath work. Ann is a wonderful teacher with over ten years of experience.
Contact Ann for more info 707.733.9361
Contact via email
Happy April and spring! This Saturday brings another Arts Alive reception! This month from 6-9pm at our new gallery space will be the Native American cultures show, From The Source: A Continuation. Be sure to check out the gallery if you haven't already, it's in the Arts Alive loop! (325 Second St. Suite 203 Eureka (Above the Siren's Song)).
The Ink People's DreamMaker, Prague Project, is bringing a special Czech puppet show, Wild Things this Tuesday, April 9th at 6pm at the Annex. $5 and appropriate for the whole family!
The newsletter is packed with more arts info and events so be sure to peruse all the news!
March is here and with it comes the Ink People's latest Newsletter. There's a lot coming up artistically this month, especially in the realm of dance. Ever wonder what the Inkers' Administrative Director does besides forward you emails? Well, here's your chance to find out! This Arts Alive, (tomorrow) will be the opening of the Ink People's Dance Scene Photography Exhibition which is a project that I've been working on for the past year. There's a great write up of the show in the Newsletter and in my own words, "It's rad." Be sure to come check it out 6-9pm at our new gallery space in Old Town: 325 Second St. Suite 203- it's above the Siren's Song Tavern. In addition to the framed pieces there will be a projected slide show of the complete show of 100 amazing photographs, along with 5 live artists, and a silhouette stage with performances.
The end of March continues the dance theme with Dance Ink Day on March 30th at Redwood Raks. It is our second annual show that will feature back to back performances starting at 4pm and continuing on into the evening. We have a couple more openings for dances so all choreographers, get your applications in!
There is a lot more info in the Newsletter about North Coast Open Studios, a Call for Artists for April's Native Cultures show, a film call for entry, and more.
Hope the beautiful February weather finds you well! There is much going on this month and you can read all about it in this month's Newsletter! Hope to see you out this Saturday from 6-9 at Arts Alive! This will be the Ink People's second gallery show at our new gallery space in Old Town Eureka with the opening of the A.R.M.D show-Artist Rebel Movement for Dignity. Be sure to make us one of your evening's stops to see the group show and beautiful new space. The gallery's located at 325 Second St. Suite 203 in the completely renovated Healy Building.
You can check out the Ink People's whole 2013 line-up of shows for the gallery and note that all of them that have an inky fingerprint are open submission shows and YOU are invited to submit up to 5 pieces for each of those shows!
Reminder: Dance Ink Day March 30th, which is the Ink People's main fundraiser of the year! It will be a continuous day of back to back dance performances of all styles. Interested choreographers should fill out the submission form below! More info on Dance Ink Day to come!
Happy New Year!
Hope this first Ink People Newsletter of 2013 finds each and every member and supporter happy and well! We're starting this year off with a new gallery site! Starting this January's Arts Alive, t he Ink People's Brenda Tuxford Gallery, will be in the heart of Old Town in the very newly renovated Healy Building in the Trajectory space.
The address is 325 2nd St. Suite 203 in Eureka, it's on the second floor above the Siren's Song Tavern and the Alternative Building Center. There will be open gallery hours Monday through Friday 9am-3pm, so if you don't make it down on Arts Alive, feel free to check the space out. While the Ink Annex will still be a multi-use site of different groups, it will focus more on hosting classes and performances.
Also coming up will be Dance Ink Day March 30th, which is the Ink People's main fundraiser of the year! It will be a continuous day of back to back dance performances of all styles. Interested choreographers should fill out the submission form below! More info on Dance Ink Day to come!
Be sure to check out all the rest of the art buzz in this month's newsletter!