Creekside Arts

Supporting the arts and community through workshops, performances and artist-residency programs in Humboldt County.



What do you want to teach? What do you want to learn? We offer an outdoor space and an indoor studio for workshops from rehearsals to documentary film screenings, dance workshops, drawing, soul collage and much more!


Find peace in our beautiful six-acre retreat center in the heart of the redwoods. We offer an artist-residency program for artists, photographers, musicians, composers, writers, educators, filmmakers, and all creative minds. 


Creekside Arts hosts a variety of indoor and outdoor events for the community including one-person shows, poetry readings, theatre productions and fundraisers.


Creekside Arts is  designed and created to bring together artistic residencies, workshops and performances. Our goal is to create an environment in which creative artists and audiences interact in a positive and structured way to learn from and inform each other and then bring that learning into the larger Humboldt community. To that end Creekside Arts is committed to equity and welcomes people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences.


Creekside Commons started with the simple act of neighbors introducing a gate to the fence that separated their properties. Soon community garden spaces and outdoor eating areas emerged; meals and visions were shared. The two properties merging expanded to three. With time came collaborative projects including community gardens, a performing stage and artistic events. Early in July 2021 we became part of the DreamMaker Project of The Ink People based in Eureka, California as a nonprofit. Our passion is the integration of place-based art with our wider Humboldt community.


Workshops, residencies and events are held at our beautiful 6-acre retreat center in the heart of the redwoods. We offer six residential spaces, five studio/workspaces, three outdoor performance spaces, two indoor performance spaces, outdoor community gathering areas, and plenty of space for privacy and personal reflection.


Creekside Arts is an intimate, nature oriented comfortable setting that accommodates people with a wide range of artistic interests and physical abilities. However, most studio, some performance spaces, and all living spaces are not wheelchair accessible. Some outdoor gathering spaces are not wheelchair accessible. All performances and workshops held on the Greenhouse Stage are wheelchair accessible.

We are dedicated to making Creekside Arts available to those who may require assistance and/or special accommodations. Please contact us prior to attending any performances, workshops, or residencies to see what accommodations can be made for your unique situation.