Brookings Art Walk

Downtown Brookings continues its 15th year of Second Saturday Art Walks from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday. Several locations will host live music, art demonstrations, artist meet-and-greets and signings, and gallery exhibits. For more information, call 541-469-3123.

Manley Art Center and Gallery

The Manley Art Center and Gallery at 433 Oak St. in Brookings will display an exhibit by the Columbia FiberArts Guild, “Heat Wave,” which has traveled throughout the Pacific Northwest showcasing textile art, through Sept. 30. The Art Walk celebration will take place from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday where several of the 30 artists in the show will be present to discuss their goal of promoting fiber arts as fine art. The Gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Emily Stevens, one of the exhibiting members, will teach a workshop title “Painting on Fabric” from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Children of all ages are invited to the Center from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays to see work created by member artists and work in the classroom. For more information, call 541-469-1807.

Brian Scott Gallery

For the month of September Brian Scott Gallery, located at 515 Chetco Ave., Brookings, is hosting an all-gallery show with the 28 artists who display their work there. For the Brookings Art Walk on Saturday, Lon Goddard will provide live music. The Gallery hosts Brown Bag Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with live music and discussion about artists in history. They invite you to network while enjoying coffee, tea, and an ocean view on their patio. For more information, call 541-412-8687.

California Redwoods Art Association

California Redwoods Art Association’s 2nd St Gallery, located at 1228 2nd St., will exhibit winners of their Annual Juried Art Show for the month of September. The Gallery is also displaying members’ collections throughout the community, including: the Del Norte County Library with Linda Elmore; Sutter Coast Hospital with 14 different artists; and Wild Rivers Community Foundation with Dawn Philips. Join them at the Gallery at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 for a Mural Committee meeting to plan the next community mural. At 2 p.m. Sept. 16 the Gallery will host the Hootenanny Singalong Group, a family friendly performance. Every Wednesday noon-2 p.m. local artist Carol Long teaches oil painting class at the Gallery. Registration is required for all classes. Become a member of the Gallery and spend Saturday afternoons painting and networking from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The prospectus and entry forms are now available for their Juried Photography Show, which will hang in the Cultural Center 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5-7. Each artist may enter up to four original pieces for $20 each and entries will be accepted through September 28. Those who enter four pieces by Sept. 24 will be eligible to enter a fifth at no charge. Join them for a Winners Reception from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Oct. 6. For more information, call 707-460-1414.

‘Sweeney Todd’

The Chetco Pelican Players present “Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. This performance contains adult themes and is not recommended for children. The shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday running Sept. 14 through Sept. 30 at the Chetco Playhouse at 1240 Chetco Ave., Brookings. Tickets for general admission are $15 and students are $7. For more information, call 541-469-1857.

Music in the Redwoods

Music in the Redwoods announces its 2018-19 concert season: Ilya Yakushev, an award-winning pianist at 3 p.m. on Sept. 16; Five Sax, an international saxophone quintet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1; Frisson Ensemble, a six-piece classical group ranging from Beethoven to Celtic at 7 p.m. on Feb. 4; and Pop! Go the Classics, classical music in a pop format at 7 p.m. on March 8. Season subscriptions are $50, individual tickets are $20, and children receive free admission. Tickets are available at the door and on their website For more information, call 707-951-3102 or email .

Friends of Music

Brookings Harbor Friends of Music announces their 34th season: Judith Ingolfsson and Vladimir Stoupel, a critically-acclaimed violin and piano duo, on Sept. 16; Trio con Brio, a piano trio from Denmark, on Oct. 7; American Brass Quintet, founded in 1960 and renowned for their promotion of brass chamber music through education, on Nov. 11; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone vocalist, on Jan. 19; cellist Nicholas Canellakis and pianist-composer Michael Brown on Feb. 10; Thomas Pandolfi, American pianist, on April 7; and the Minguet Quartet, Classical-Romantic strings, on April 28. The season concludes with their annual Scholarship concert, free to the public, on May 19 with Dr. Alexander Tutanov, professor of piano at Southern Oregon University, and will feature the young artists selected as scholarship recipients. All performances take place at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 102 Park Ave., Brookings, and begin at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at Wright’s Custom Framing, 810 Chetco Ave., and at the door. Season tickets, granting admission to all eight concerts, are $110 and individual tickets are $20. Students 18 and under receive free admission. For more information, call 541-469-7625 or visit

Crescent Harbor Gallery activities

Coast Redwoods Art Association’s Crescent Harbor Gallery, located at 140 Marine Way, will display their Annual National Juried Show for the month of September. September’s demo will take place at noon on Sept. 20, preceded by a potluck. They are also displaying artwork at the Del Norte County Library; BJ Clausen and Pauline Lodolini will showcase through September. Saturdays at the gallery include a papier maché program at 1 p.m. Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. offers a space and good company for artists and crafters. For more information, call 707-464-9133.

North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference

The 18th annual North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference will take place Sept. 21-22 at College of the Redwoods, Del Norte at 883 W Washington Blvd. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 21 will be a panel discussion and readings by Carolyne Wright, Jennifer Brozek, and Rob Carney. Friday’s event is open to the public. Beginning at 8:15 a.m. Saturday Sept. 22 the conference will hold 10 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.

Pistol River Concert

The Pistol River Concert Association presents Evie Ladin Band, innovative string musicians and dancers, at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Pistol River Friendship Hall at 24252 Carpenterville Road in Pistol River, Oregon. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave., Brookings, and at Gold Beach Books at 29707 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach. For more information, email .

Art in Public Places

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness’ Art in Public Places exhibit is titled “A Theme of Three,” a collection of photographs by John Barker. It will be on display through Sept. 27. DNACA’s Art in Public Places exhibits are available for viewing in the Del Norte County Courthouse at 450 H St., Crescent City. The courthouse is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays except for state holidays. For more information, call DNACA at 707-464-1336.

Arts for Veterans

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness will host a drum circle with Mombo Hernandez for veterans, active military, and their family members from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the VFW Hall at 810 H St. Hand drums and percussion instruments will be provided. A course of guitar workshops with Dale Morgan will take place on Tuesdays running Oct. 2 through Dec. 11. Intermediate class begins at 5:15 p.m. and beginning class begins at 6:15 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the VFW Hall. A new drawing workshop with Sara Dee Broderick for veterans, active military, and their family members will take place from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays Oct. 6 through Nov. 10 at the Del Norte Senior Center at 1765 Northcrest Dr. All drum circles and workshops are free-of-charge and families are eligible whether or not the veteran participates. DNACA is also pleased to once again offer complimentary season tickets to our 36th Performance Series for veterans who self-identify as disabled and their family members. DNACA’s Arts for Veterans program is funded in part by Veterans in the Arts, a program of the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at For more information or to request tickets, contact DNACA at or 707-464-1336.

DNACA’s 36th Performance Series season tickets

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness is excited to announce its 2018-2019 season lineup: Molly Tuttle, award-winning bluegrass guitarist on Oct. 13; Seffarine, Arabic Andalusi and Spanish Flamenco on Nov. 17; Audiopharmacy, indigenous reggae on Jan. 31; Ímar, renowned Scottish Celtic on March 15; and The Sweet Remains, folk rock trio on May 2. All performances begin at 7 p.m. and take place at Crescent Elk Auditorium at 994 G St., Crescent City. Season tickets provide a discount to the five individual performances and are transferable and will be replaced if lost. They are available in Crescent City at Del Norte Office Supply at 240 I St., and in Brookings at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave., through Nov. 17. General season tickets are $70, Senior (65+) are $55, Student (k-college full-time) are $45, and Family (2 general and 2 other) are $160. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336.

Gallery of Arts and Culture

The Gallery of Arts and Culture at 175 H St. features fine artwork specially curated by Barbara Burke, Director and Proprietress, to represent the talent of the artists, to touch the hearts of potential owners, and to increase in value and reputation. Some of the artists in the Gallery include John Hewitt, former Crescent City resident and winner of an award from Watercolor Society of America, and Daniel T. Desmond and Marianne Strehler, Signature members of Oil Painters of America and Signature Members of the Acrylic Painters of America. Burke invites the community to learn about the artworks; The Gallery is open 11 a.m-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 707-464-4745.

For the community arts calendar, go to Arts Scene items should be sent to the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) at . For more information, call 707-464-1336.