2024 WCA Events

An Enchanting Evening

Trinidad Town Hall
Friday, July 19, 2024
7:30 pm

Yusef Lateef takes the stage with jazz quartet RLAD, and featured artists Nicholas Talvoa, trumpet, Brian White, trombone, and Gary Lewis, flute and saxophone. For Yusef, music was a source of spiritual meditation. A unique blend of jazz, and world music with strong middle eastern influences, hear tunes like The Plum Blossoms, Nubian Lady, or The Golden Flute. RLAD is Tim Randles, keys, Doug Marcum, guitar, Ken Lawrence, bass, and Mike LaBolle, drums. Snack and drinks available.

$10-20 sliding donation. Doors open at 7pm. Call 707-834-2479 for more info. Presented by Westhaven Center for the Arts.


Let’s Walk! Trinidad Art Night

Saturday, June 29, 2024
5:30 – 8:30 pm (*some times vary)

Featuring the Blue Rhythm Revue at the Saunders Park bandstand, The Flying Oms in Trinidad Town Hall, SWEETUMS at the Trinidad Art Gallery, singer/guitarist Tim O’Gara at Trinidad Museum, singer/guitarist Erich Lenk at Beachcomber and more. Circus of Elements will spin fire at 8:30 pm.

This town-wide walk will include a variety of live music, artist receptions, face painting, skate ramps, pop-up sales, and oyster, cider, or wine tastings! See schedule below. Call 707-834-2479, or visit trinidadartnight.com. Presented by Forbes & Associates – Sarah Corliss; produced by Westhaven Center for the Arts. 

SCHEDULE:

THE LIGHTHOUSE GRILL 355 Main St.  

Exhibit: Featuring artist Jeff Stanley. Jeff paints in nature with slow drying Open Acrylic paint, returning at the same time of day until it feels complete. In the studio, he uses professional grade acrylic paint, working from pencil drawings, smaller paintings done on location, reference photos, or simply by starting with color and seeing where it goes. Plus find note cards/books by: Susan Mayclin Stephenson and note cards/prints by Jeff Stanley.

SAUNDERS PLAZA EAST (Bandstand) 355 Main St.

Music: Blue Rhythm Revue, R & B based funk – dance music.

*Sponsored by the businesses of Saunders Park.

Face Painting: by Lela Annotto Arts.

SAUNDERS PLAZA (near Museum and Library)

*8:30 p.m. Circus of Elements: Come enjoy fire dancing with a variety of tools, like poi, fans, swords, staff, jump rope and more.

HEADIES PIZZA AND POUR 359 Main St, Trinidad, CA 95570.

Exhibit: Artist Erica Brooks studied oil painting with Eureka artist Michael Hayes, and obtained an MFA in Fine Art and an MA in Illustration from the Academy of Art San Francisco.  She enjoys painting still life arrangements, portraits, pet portraits and drawing and painting in plein aire. Erica is currently teaching landscape painting classes through Cal Poly Humboldt’s College of Extended Education & Global Engagement. https://fineartbyerica.com/about/

FORBES & ASSOCIATES:

Exhibit: “Elements of Mood” landscapes on wood, paintings by Cordelia Ray.

TRINIDAD MUSEUM 400 Janis Court

Exhibit: Trinidad Museum Society will feature singer guitarist Tim O’Gara performing ballads and folk tunes. Enjoy five rooms of exhibits and a beautiful Native Plant Garden currently in bloom and open for strolling every day.

BEACHCOMBER CAFE 363 Trinity St.

Exhibit: Featuring handmade soap, jewelry and candle art by artist Sharon Carpenter of “North Coast Soaps” and a continuing exhibit of surf artwork by Sean Griggs of Red Eye Laboratories. It will be Happy Hour at the Cafe, accompanied by live music by Erich Lenk. 

TRINIDAD SCHOOL  300 Trinity St.

Skate ramps

TRINIDAD CIVIC CLUB ROOM 409 Trinity St. 

EVENT INFORMATION STATION

Exhibit: The Civic Club is hosting Big Lagoon Sea Gems in the Clubroom. Yvonne’s 11+ year, 5 star rated Etsy shop, began as a family affair when she, her husband & her son would walk the beach looking for sea glass.  Her jewelry has been described as one-of-kind natural creations with a touch of elegance. 

The Clubroom will also feature artwork and frames of all types and sizes for sale.  There will be an art show in the Town Hall, featuring an array of art, prints and photographs.   All have been donated to benefit the Memorial Lighthouse Monument.

TRINIDAD TOWN HALL 409 Trinity St.

Music: The Flying Oms duo with Rob Diggins, violin, viola and guitar and Jolianne Einem, violin. They rock 17th c. dance tunes and baroque classics, throw in some *HIP expertise, grapple with a Gypsy bear dance, maybe a Bolero, and heat it up with some jazz fusion, bebop, blues and a variety of fiddle tunes.

TRINIDAD ART GALLERY 490 Trinity St 

Exhibit: Woodworker Kurt Hellmich and watercolorist Carolyn Cook. Visit to see Kurt’s cutting boards, boxes, and new woodburned scenes, as well as Carolyn’s lush, watercolor landscapes. 

Music: SWEETUMS: Featuring Arcata High School’s own Bellamy Scheinman, Rowan Magnusen, Ava Jones, Jack Dixon, and Henry Lee. Repertoire is sweet groove, jazz & soul. Expect dance versions of Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon”, Neville Brothers’ “Yellow Moon” and Thundercat’s “Them Changes.” Snacks will be provided as well as a wine pour benefiting Trinidad Coastal Land Trust. 

TRINIDAD BAY EATERY & Gallery 607 Parker St.

Exhibit: Featuring a photography show, The North Coast, by Jimmy Callian.

Tasting: TBA

*Oyster Bar: 4-8pm, Shucking Local Oysters with house made washes & sauces! Available all weekend.

MOONSTONE CROSSING 529 Trinity St.

Exhibit: Landscape oil paintings by Cronin Tierney’s. 

Wine tasting: Pick from a variety of Moonstone Crossing wines hand-crafted in small quantities using traditional-style winemaking techniques. Enjoy tasting, with snacks or Dick Taylor chocolates. https://www.moonstonecrossing.com/#modern-organic-thai


Cancelled: Let’s Dance! with The Jimmie Lahman Band

Trinidad Town Hall, 
Friday, June 21, 2024
7:30 p.m.

Doors open at 7pm. Snacks and Drinks available.
Call 707-834-2479 for more information. $5-20 Sliding Scale


Let’s Walk!

Trinidad Art Night
Saturday, May 25, 2024
5:30-8:30 p.m. (*times may vary)

This month’s art night features Barking Dogma at the Saunders Park bandstand and Ponies of Harmony in Trinidad Town Hall. This town-wide walk includes a variety of live music, artist receptions, crafts, face painting, skate ramps, pop-up sales, oyster, cider, or wine tastings and more! Call 707-834-2479 or visit trinidadartnight.com. See schedule below.

Presented by Forbes & Associates – Sarah Corliss; produced by Westhaven Center for the Arts, featuring Barking Dogma

SCHEDULE:

THE LIGHTHOUSE GRILL, 355 Main St.
Exhibit: Featured artist is Jeff Stanley. Jeff paints in nature with slow drying Open Acrylic paint, returning at the same time of day until it feels complete. In the studio, he uses professional grade acrylic paint, working from pencil drawings, smaller paintings done on location, reference photos, or simply by starting with color and seeing where it goes.

SAUNDERS PLAZA EAST (Bandstand), 355 Main St.
Music: Featuring progressive eclectic avant band, Barking Dogma. *brought to you by the businesses of Saunders Plaza.
Face Painting: by Lela Annotto Arts.

HEADIES PIZZA AND POUR, 359 Main St, Trinidad, CA 95570.
Exhibit: Artist Erica Brooks studied oil painting with Eureka artist Michael Hayes, and obtained an MFA in Fine Art and an MA in Illustration from the Academy of Art San Francisco. She enjoys painting still life arrangements, portraits, pet portraits and drawing and painting in plein aire. Erica is currently teaching landscape painting classes through Cal Poly Humboldt’s College of Extended Education & Global Engagement. https://fineartbyerica.com/about/

TRINIDAD MUSEUM, 400 Janis Court
Exhibit: Trinidad Museum Society presents the new Photography Room exhibit, “Orick Over Time.” David Zuber, who was raised in Orick and is writing a history of the town, and Mary Spinas Kline, are curators of the exhibit, which features vintage photos of Stone Lagoon, Freshwater Lagoon, Orick rodeos, the 1964 flood, Orick schools, sawmills, tourist attractions and more prior to the establishment of Redwood National Park. The Native Plant Garden behind the museum has beautiful plants in bloom and is open for strolling every day.

BEACHCOMBER CAFE, 363 Trinity St.
Exhibit: Art by local surf artist “Sean Griggs” of Red Eye Laboratories.
Music: Live music, plus happy hour beer pints and a limited food menu.

TRINIDAD SCHOOL, 300 Trinity St.
Skate ramps

TRINIDAD CIVIC CLUB ROOM, 409 Trinity St.: EVENT INFORMATION STATION

*2:00- 8:00 p.m. Exhibit: Big Lagoon artist Carol Brainerd, will display her Unique One-of-a-Kind Driftwood Creations. Also view art by Matt Dodge, Mara Friedman and Faye Zierer. Also part of show are framed art show posters, by Diego Rivera, Pat Holeman (vintage) and Simon Silva. Photographers Zack Stanton and Kenneth Tinkham focused their cameras on the Memorial Lighthouse in the Harbor, while Wendy Carney’s photos are of the Lighthouse in its historic location. In addition, a sensitive oil portrait of Jesus will be displayed with a collection of crucifixes from around the world for sale as well as donated art. Proceeds benefit the Memorial Lighthouse Monument.

TRINIDAD TOWN HALL, 409 Trinity St.
*3:00 p.m. McKinleyville Choir, Spring Concert!
5:30 Music: Ponies of Harmony: original music and choice classics with sweet vocal harmonies, swinging trombone and clarinet, guitars and the best of the best genres.

TRINIDAD ART GALLERY, 490 Trinity St
Exhibit: Landscape paintings by Rachel Robinson, and Howdy Emerson, on display through June 27th.
Music: Howdy Emerson and JD Jeffries.
Snacks will be provided as well as a wine pour benefiting Trinidad Coastal Land Trust.

TRINIDAD BAY EATERY & Gallery, 607 Parker St.
Exhibit: Featuring a photography show, The North Coast, by Jimmy Callian.
Tasting: Featuring Miles Garrett Wines, Willowcreek, hosted by Miles & Carla. Multi bottle discount available.
*Oyster Bar: 4-8pm, Shucking Local Oysters with house made washes & sauces! Available all weekend.

MOONSTONE CROSSING, 529 Trinity St.
Exhibit: Genise Smith, Digital Art, genise.-smith-pixels.com
*Music: 6pm-7:30pm Songwriter Sage, acoustic guitar and vocals. Weather permitting, she will sing and strum outside, on the new coastal Wine Garden stage!

Wine tasting: Pick from a variety of Moonstone Crossing wines hand-crafted in small quantities using traditional-style winemaking techniques. Enjoy tasting, with snacks or Dick Taylor chocolates. https://www.moonstonecrossing.com/#modern-organic-thai


Good Vibes!

Friday, May 17th, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
Trinidad Town Hall
RLAD jazz quartet and special guest, Matt McClimon, vibes.

Do you need a little musical mood enhancement? Come enjoy some shimmering hot licks, with mallets a-jumpin’! as Third Friday Jazz delivers…

Trinidad Art Nights!

Last Saturday of the month, through September 2024
5:30-8:30 pm

We are excited to get back to our tradition of yearly membership shows, and as we reflect back on our history of Spring Flings during this time of year, we think May will be the perfect time for all of us to come together for this special show! The show is limited to WCA members only, and your support is very much appreciated and needed.


Westhaven Center for the Arts Members Art Exhibit

Friday, May 10, 2024
Umpqua Bank
1063 G street, Arcata
Open 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Aligning with Arts Arcata! Enjoy a beautiful evening as you walk around Arcata, visit us at Umpqua Bank for wine, snacks and view art pieces from the talented members of the WCA.


Individual Membership is $30, Student Membership is $25.
Entry Days will be:
Monday, May 6th, from 9 am – 5 pm,
Tuesday, May 7th 10 am – 12 pm, No entry fee! 

We can accept 1-2 pieces that are ready to hang. Walls only, no sculpture. The exhibit will run May 10- July 5, 2024.

To request entry forms, member forms, or for more information, contact Ann Anderson at 707-677-0128 or [email protected] or simply hit ‘reply’ to this email.  We look forward to hearing from you!


Westhaven Center for the Arts presents Third Friday Jazz!

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
Trinidad Town Hall
Funky Bluesy Soul-Series: Let’s Groove! w/ Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Ban

$5-20 sliding scale. $10+ suggested donation; Snacks and Drinks available.
Call 707-834-2479 for information!

They will play all your favorite funk, soul, blues, R&B and rock! Come find the groove with this great line-up!
David Childers, guitar, lap steel and vocals
Jenni Simpson, vocals, baritone and alto Saxophone
Julie Froblom, tenor Saxophone and vocals
Paul DeMark, drums and vocals
Doug Marcum, guitar and vocals
Justin Hobart Brown, electric bass


Westhaven Center for the Arts presents Third Friday Jazz!


Friday, March 15, 2024 @ 7:00pm
Trinidad Town Hall 
RLAD and Christopher Boa: Sax at the Edge

Get down, tap your toes and enjoy! Christopher Boa has his roots in reggae but quickly evolved his sound to include funk, afrobeat and jazz. With a long list of local and regional projects under his belt including Bump Foundation, Afromassive, Sun Hop Fat and Moogot2, he is is currently writing a new Album for Sun Hop Fat as well as his own acid jazz ep. He has has played with the likes of Seun Kuti, Fred Wesley, Ray White (Zappa) George Porter Junior, Brian Haas, Lettuce, and toured with Monophonics, and Polyrhythmics. He has a distinct voice both lyrical and at times full of passion emotion and edge- always searching, reaching for that moment when he disappears and only the music remains. RLAD is Tim Randles, piano, Ken Lawrence, electric bass, Mike LaBolle, drums and Doug Marcum, guitar.

Doors open at 6:30 pm
$10-20, Suggested donation
Info, 707-834-2479
Drinks and Snacks available.

Get Ready! Our WCA Members Exhibit is planned for May at Umpqua Bank, in Arcata. We’ll share more information about that soon!