Magic, Whimsy And Even Santa At McK Arts Night

ART OF ILLUSTRATION  Work by Maya Bickner at McKinleyville High School.

ART OF ILLUSTRATION Work by Maya Bickner at McKinleyville High School.

McKINLEYVILLE – The ultimate McKinleyville Arts Night of 2013 is Friday, Dec. 20. From 6 to 8 p.m., join in the community’s celebration of local art and artists for music, food and fun.  For more information about the artists and venues and to see additional images, visit

California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, 3561 Boeing Ave.  – Ongoing show; no reception during Arts Night. View artwork by Humboldt County artists at the long-term exhibit coordinated by the Redwood Art Association. This is the last month of the show featuring works by Robert Benson, Floyd Bettiga, Thomas Klapproth, Jim McVicker, William Pierson, Laura Rose, Stock Schlueter and Stilson Snow.

Silver Lining, 3561 Boeing Ave., #D (at the California Redwood Coast–Humboldt County Airport) – Mack Arts Night afterparty with musical guest JD Jeffries Trio playing  live music from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition, Humboldt Made Members, including Diane’s Sweet Heat, Los Bagels, Humboldt Hotsauce, Good and Evil Twins and more, offer tastings and their products for sale for last minute stocking stuffers. Good and Evil Twins holds a $5 T-shirt sale.

McKinleyville High School Library, 1300 Murray Rd. – Ongoing show; no reception during Arts Night. Mack High students present the Game of Life Photo and The Art of Illustration shows.

Stork’s Nest, McKinleyville Shopping Center – Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Bring a camera for a photo of your child. Also featuring coloring by local children who entered the Holiday Coloring Contest hosted by the McKinleyville Shopping Center and the Stork’s Nest. (707) 840-0300.

McKinleyville Family Resource Center, 1450 Hiller Rd. – Bring your family out to a night of art and fun with special activities from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Winter Wonderland” is the theme for December. A fun night for children of all ages.

Blake’s Books, 2005 Central Ave. – Cyanotypes by Dorothy Klein.

Edward Jones, 1973 Central Ave. – Watercolors by Joyce Jonté, photography by Jeffrey Schwartz. Santa will be accepting last minute holiday wish lists!

Church of the Joyful Healer, 1944 Central Ave. – Join in some Christmas caroling and family activities.

Curves, Miller Business Park – “Fall in Winter,” a show of acrylic paintings, decorated saw blades, rocks, and glass, scarves and polished rock jewelry by Mare-e.

Gatton’s Taxidermy, Miller Business Park – Reed Gatton presents wildlife art including fish replicas, antler mounts, shoulder mounts, Euros, rugs in his “Call of the Wild” show.

McKinleyville Art Night is the third Friday of each month and is open for all McKinleyville businesses to display the work of local artists. Contact Taffy Stockton at (707) 834-6460.