North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference

The 17th annual North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference will take place Friday and Saturday at College of the Redwoods, Del Norte, 883 W Washington Blvd. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday will be a panel discussion and readings by Caroline Gill, Roy Parvin, and Ken Letko. Friday’s event is open to the public.

Beginning at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, the conference will hold nine workshops with five notable authors and includes continental breakfast and a hot catered lunch. The day concludes with an open mic session for aspiring writers.

Registration is $95 for the full conference. For more information and to register, call 707-465-2303.

Arts for Veterans Drums, Guitar, Drawing, and Tickets

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness invites veterans and their families to join us for another hour-long drum circle 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30 at the VFW Hall at 810 H St. Hosted by Mombo Hernandez, hand drums and percussion instruments will be provided.

A new 12-week course of guitar workshops with Dale Morgan will begin 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Fireside Room of the VFW Hall.

A six-week drawing class taught by Sara Dee Broderick will also be starting 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Del Norte Senior Center, 1765 Northcrest Dr.

All workshops are free. A limited quantity of complimentary season tickets for veterans who self-identify as disabled and their family members are also still available.

DNACA’s Arts for Veterans program is funded in part through Veterans Initiative in the Arts, a program of the California Arts Council, a state agency. For more information and to reserve tickets or register for any of the workshops, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or .

Music in the Redwoods

Music in the Redwoods 2017-18 concert season tickets are still available for discounted admission to the remaining three performances: Neave Trio, classical piano Nov. 17; Two on Tap, classic song and dance Jan. 6; and Duo Baldo, classical and comical piano and violin April 22.

Season tickets are available for $50. Individual concerts are $20. Children receive free admission. Tickets are available at Del Norte Office Supply, 240 I St., or at the door. For more information, call 707-951-3102 or visit their website

Crescent Harbor Gallery

Coast Redwoods Art Association’s Crescent Harbor Gallery will be showcasing their annual juried art competition for the month of September.

September’s demo will be led by Steve Washburn with his approach to landscapes in oils noon Sept. 28 and will be preceded by a finger food potluck. Bring a dish to share and some friends. Their fall luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21. Every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. is Paint and Play day for children. For more information, call 707-464-9133.

Art in Public Places

DNACA’s Art in Public Places show is a collaboration with the Harrington House titled “Third Eye Open: Beyond the Siren’s Song,” a collection of paintings by Dianne Renee Shilling. The exhibit is in the Del Norte County Courthouse and will be available for viewing through Sept. 28.

The next show will be “Stories We Could Tell: Drawings, Paintings and Book Illustrations” by Marcia Voelker. The courthouse is at 450 H St., Crescent City, and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays except for state holidays. For more information, call DNACA at 707-464-1336.

California Redwoods Art Association

California Redwoods Art Association’s 2nd St Gallery will showcase the winners of their Labor Day Weekend Celebration Art Show for the month of September. Wild Rivers Community Foundation at 900 Front St. will also be displaying originals by Carol Long through Oct. 1.

Become a member of the gallery and spend Saturday afternoons painting and networking 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Art classes for children take place on Saturday mornings. Cathy Bauer will host her card class on the third Thursday of each month for a registration fee of $13. Call to reserve a space. For more information, call 707-460-1414.

Juried Photography Show

Artists are invited to enter 2nd St Gallery’s 2017 Juried Photography Show. Photographers may enter up to four ready-to-hang works, excepting computer generated pictures.

Nonrefundable entry fees are $20 per piece. Completed entry forms and fees must be received at the Gallery at 1228 2nd St by Friday and work must be delivered to the Cultural Center, 1001 Front St., from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29.

The show will hang Oct. 1 through Oct. 8. Monetary awards will be presented at a reception 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Cultural Center. For more information and to acquire a prospectus and entry form, call 707-460-1414.

Friends of Music

Brookings Harbor Friends of Music opens their 33rd season on Sunday with Andreas Klein, a distinguished pianist.

Their upcoming lineup includes: Mayuko Kamio, an award-winning violinist, Nov. 12; Zivian Tomkins Duo, a returning favorite now performing with violinist Axel Strauss, Jan. 14; Nordic Voices, an a cappella group from Scandinavia, Feb. 11; The Minetti Quartet, a string ensemble from Austria, March 4; and the Rastrelli Cello Quartet, an outfit dedicated to performing between the genres, April 15.

The season concludes May 20 with Friends of Music’s annual Scholarship concert, free to all, teaming up with Alexander Tutunov, a professor of piano at Southern Oregon University, to highlight young artists selected as scholarship winners.

All concerts take place at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 102 Park Ave., Brookings. Season tickets for all seven performances are $100 and individual concert tickets are $20. Students under age 18 receive free admission.

Tickets are available at Wright’s Custom Framing, 810 Chetco Ave., Brookings or at the door. For more information, visit or call 541-412-2957.

Artistic License

The Brian Scott Gallery, 515 Chetco Ave., Brookings, will hold its Happy Hour, Artistic License, hosted by Angela Ewing 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Friday.

Guests will enjoy complimentary wine and snacks and meet the artists: Barbara Genovese, master crayon maker; Maryjane Carlson, one of a kind potter; Stacey Reynolds, graphic designer; and Lisa Green, writer.

For more information on participating or attending, call Ewing at 541-261-0008 or Brian Scott Gallery at 541-412-8687.

For the community arts calendar, go to Arts Scene items should be sent to the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) at P.O. Box 1480, Crescent City, CA 95531 or e-mailed to . For more information, call 707-464-1336.