Gallery of Arts and Culture

The Gallery of Arts and Culture at 175 H St. will feature the watercolorist John Hewett for the Downtown Diva’s First Friday event tomorrow from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Hewett has been recognized by the American Watercolor Society for his exquisite work and will be collaborating with the Gallery and the National and State Parks for a Plein Air Paint Out later this year. Join him with live music, appetizers and beverages to unveil new local paintings created special for the Gallery. For more information, call 707-464-4745.

Manley Art Center and Gallery

The Manley Art Center and Gallery at 433 Oak St.,Brookings, will be presenting new works by the Chetco Photography Association through March 4. Lee Beising will be March’s Featured Artist with a collection of her recent paintings hanging March 6 through April 1. The Gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through 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.

Art in Public Places

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness’ Art in Public Places exhibit is a collection of photography by Pam Wilcox titled “Shedding Light on God’s Tapestry” and will be available for viewing in the Del Norte County Courthouse at 450 H St.., Crescent City, through March 8. 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.

Pistol River Concert

The Pistol River Concert Association presents Molly’s Revenge, an acoustic Celtic band, at 8 p.m. March 10 at the Pistol River Friendship Hall, 24252 Carpenterville Roadin Pistol River, Oregon. Tickets are $15 each and are available at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave. in Brookings and at Gold Beach Books at 29707 Ellensburg Ave. in Gold Beach. For more information, email .

California Redwoods Art Association

California Redwoods Art Association’s 2nd St Gallery is holding a silent auction through March 31. The gallery is also displaying members’ collections throughout the community. The Del Norte County Library at 190 Price Mall will feature Gracia Molloy and Kane Jackson through April. Wild Rivers Community Foundation at 900 Front St. will feature Christie McRiley, Andrea Mastrangelo, and Billye Woodford through June. The Gallery will host a Ladies Irish Tea from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. March 10. Become a member of the gallery and spend Saturday afternoons painting and networking from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Art classes for children take place on Saturday mornings. For more information, call 707-460-1414.

Socks in the Frying Pan

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness presents its fourth performance of the 35th season at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at Crescent Elk Auditorium at 994 G St. Socks in the Frying Pan, traveling from County Clare, Ireland, provides classic Celtic melodies infused with their personal flair of onstage wit and charm. Tickets are $18 general, $15 senior (65 and older) or transitional-aged youth (18-25), and $12 students (k-college, full-time). These are available at Del Norte Office Supply at 240 I St. in Crescent City and at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave. in Brookings for cash or check only, online at, and at the door where we will accept cash, check, and cards. Follow us on Facebook (@DNACACC) for a free ticket to the raffle at the show. For more information, contact DNACA at or 707-464-1336.

Arts for Veterans: painting and drum circles

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness is offering a new course of painting classes taught by Sara Dee Broderick at the Del Norte Senior Center 1765 Northcrest Dr. from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays from March 17 through April 21. We will also host a drum circle with Mombo Hernanez from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. March 24 at the VFW Hall at 810 H St. Hand drums and percussion instruments will be provided. DNACA’s Arts for Veterans program is funded, in part, by the Veterans Initiative in the Arts, a program of the California Arts Council, a state agency. For more information and to register, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or .

Crescent Harbor Gallery activities

Coast Redwoods Art Association’s Crescent Harbor Gallery March Artist of the Month is Philip Wadsworth with a collection of his artwork. March’s demo will be led by a mystery artist on March 22, preceded by a potluck. A papier maché program, for both kids and adults, takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturdays; bring a round plastic container. Every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. is Paint and Play day for children. Every Sunday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. are paint-ins, offering a space and good company for artists and crafters. Every Monday from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. provides another chance for people to create in a community setting. For more information, call 707-464-9133.

Beginning oil painting

Local award-winning artist Arlene Krogstad will teach a three-part beginners’ oil painting workshop, in a paint-along format, from 9 a.m-noon April 6, 13, and 20 at Crescent Harbor Gallery at 140 Marine Way. The cost to participate in all three is $65 and registration is required. Most supplies will be furnished, but participants are asked to bring two small jars with lids. Professional instruction will cover mixing colors, step-by-step approach, and composition. For more information, call 707-464-9133.