June 2022 - Residents at work, artist showcase, open studios

In the words of our first resident artists...

Hayden Casey, Andie Aylsworth, Maizy, Rhombie Sandoval, Jon Fischer, Ashaki M Jackson

I felt very at home and at peace in the trees and surrounded by so much nature. The program was focused on creating camaraderie from the beginning. We fell into a close knit group very quickly. I was very productive.–Andie Aylsworth

I liked being able to talk to other artists as they explored their media, thinking through their processes. The place is a wonderland. It’s secluded but it’s comfortable and safe. It helps to clear one’s mind and play more freely.
–Ashaki M Jackson

[As an artist participant] you are in for a nourishing experience in a very deliberately  and lovingly organized, organic community that will really have an impact on the way that you might think about your own work  as you engage with other creative people.–Jon Fischer

We often met at the end of the day and talked about what we had been working on. Creativity does come so much easier when you have a really solid network of people to rely on and stoke those creative fires. I got a lot of work done! –Hayden Casey

All five of us were deeply impacted by the opportunity to come together and be inspired by the Creekside community and the incredible spaces that you’ve built.–Rhombie Sandoval 

Become a Member!

Thank you all for your interest and participation in the creation of Creekside Arts. Many of you have asked how you can formally support our work. We are proud to announce we are now offering memberships.

Go to the Support page on our website and learn how you can become a Member. Check out the benefits we offer our members.

Thank you for supporting the creative work that we do!

Call to Artists for Fall Residency

Deadline to apply: June 30

Creekside Arts Fall Residency   

October 1 -October 23, 2022

Environmental Art

with Lucy Wright Rivers

  • July 16
  • 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
  • $30 fee
  • Two sessions a day: morning and afternoon.
  • Morning at the grounds of Creekside Arts, afternoon along the logging road in the redwoods.
  • Participants: no more than 10

Morning Session
Discussion of and experimentation with conceptual aspects of responding creatively to the environment, using materials found on site to create lines and forms. There will be demonstrations of hand construction techniques for use in the manipulation of live plants, for example braiding.

Afternoon Session
In the Redwoods, exploring individual projects/responses to that more wild,/less ordered environment…Projects will be up to the participants and might include the use of piling sticks, braiding and/or twisting living plants, etching into road-cuts or stumps, rearranging rocks/gravel along the road.

Contact joey@creeksidearts.org to reserve your spot


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.