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

20Jun '10

Golden Road, An Ink People Benefit - Sunday August 1st 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Old Creamery Arcata

The Ink People, an arts and culture incubator in our community since 1979, has put out a call for volunteers, vendors, and sponsors for The Golden Road Art & Music Fair on Sunday August 1 in and around The Old Creamery Building at 9th & L Streets in Arcata. "Community support is now more important than ever for The Ink People since we are still displaced from our facility as a result of January's earthquake," explained TIP co-founder and Executive Director Libby Maynard. "This fundraiser has two goals: to celebrate the creativity of Humboldt artists and entertainers and most importantly, to keep The Ink People's doors open."

Click here for more detailed preformance & sponsor info.

Anyone interested in sponsoring, vending, or volunteering for the event, fill out the proper forms below & email them to Tanya or drop them by the office.

Sponsorship Forms:

Sponsorship Request Letter

The Golden Road Art & Music Sponsorship Packages

Vendor Forms:

City of Arcata Business License Permit

The Golden Road Vendor Application

Volunteer Form:

Event Volunteer Form

21May '10

Hot Off The Press, New Newsletter Uploaded & More Contact Links Listed

Get your latest Inker news now by clicking here, or the newsletter image link to your right.

More contacts have been added to our links page & more will come soon. We also need descriptions of the programs & website addresses if you have a homepage. Also feel free to notify us if your email has changed so we can update it. Email Tanya the info & we will update it asap.

7Apr '10

Hot Off The Press, New Newsletter Uploaded & Signup Forms

Get your latest Inker news now by clicking here, or the newsletter image link to your right.

Also, The membership & volunteer forms have been added, which can be printed, filled out, & returned to the main office or via email.

The North Coast Storytellers 11th Annual Storytelling Festival - September 10th & 11th

The North Coast Storytellers invite you to their 11th annual Storytelling Festival by the Sea to be held Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11. This year's festival will be held at the Trinidad Town Hall in Trinidad, Humboldt County. The Festival features Charlie Chin who has presented across the United States and Canada. He is a writer, musician, historian and a master storyteller who draws from Classical Confucian, Buddhist and Taoist literature as well as the folktales and legends of China. The Festival also features a California Indian Stage and the North Coast Storytellers who will entertain with stories from around the world, from stories of the North Coast to Celtic stories and Irish anecdotes.

The Festival includes musical interludes and offers an open mic/story swap for beginning and experienced tellers. Lunch and dinner options are available from Teri's Custom Catering and Cakes. Special ticket prices are available for families, kids under 15 and seniors from 62; tickets may be purchased for part or all of the Festival events. A 15% discount is available for those who pre-pay by August 27. The Festival is produced by the North Coast Storytellers Guild, a program of the Ink People Center for the Arts. Registration materials are available at local Chamber of Commerce offices and public libraries. For more information, call (707) 677-3840. Don't miss this once a year multicultural storytelling celebration!

1Apr '10

MARZ Benefit Concert - Friday April 9th At The Red Fox Tavern

The Media and Arts Resource Zone (MARZ) Project, a program of the Ink People Center for the Arts, has partnered with local venues and musicians to create a series of benefit concerts. The mission of the MARZ Project is to provide Humboldt County youth, ages 13-20, with a safe and creative space to develop skills in media and arts. With community mentors and a dedicated team of coordinators, the MARZ Project has created a network of professionals in support of working with and for at risk youth that might not have other outlets to develop skills and talents. Spread the Word!!!

The first of these benefit concerts will be held Friday, April 9th at The Red Fox Tavern in Eureka, 9:30pm, $5-10 donation at the door. We have a very exciting lineup of performers for this first show. Todd Krider (Acoustic Guitar Virtuoso) will open up the night. The Grass Band will follow up with their brand of funky roots music, and Kindred Spirits will close out the night with high energy grooves. Special thanks go out to Every1 Productions for their promotional support. Please come out and dance with the knowledge that you are helping to provide much needed mentorship and a creative outlet for Humboldt County Youth!

3Mar '10

Hot Off The Press, New Newsletter Uploaded & New Links Page

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Check out our newly created links page (still in development) by clicking here or the links tab above.

9Feb '10

New Events Calendar Page

Check out our latest list of events by clicking here, or the current events tab above. Also check back frequently for new & updated event info.

4Feb '10

Hot Off The Press, New Newsletter Uploaded

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Also, feel free to drop us a line by clicking here, or by clicking the contact tab.

About Tab Mapped Locations & Quake Update

Good news fellow Inkers, the Municipal Hall location at 411 12th St. has been moved down to a yellow flag!!! NO ASBESTOS!!! ( :

Bad news is it still needs a lot of repairs and we have temporarily relocated.

Check the about tab for mapped locations to the main office, MARZ, & gallery locations.

3Feb '10

New Format

Welcome to the newly revamped Ink People website. We should have more content up shortly. The navigation bar is still under construction until the corresponding pages are created.


Everyone between the age of 8 and 22 should enter your movie into the 2010 Big Screen Showcase and win prizes! You can enter and find out more by visiting

2010 Artware Affair ~ ELEPHANTS & TIGERS: A Bollywood Extravaganza Saturday, March 20, 5-10pm, Wharfinger Building, Eureka

Please join us for ELEPHANTS & TIGERS, A Bollywood Extravaganza! The evening will be filled with exciting entertainment, fabulous food, decadent desserts and an incredible auction from local artists. Artware Affair is the major annual fundraising event for The Ink People Center for the Arts. All proceeds from this event go to supporting our art, cultural and service programs. Find out more by visiting