Jessica Cejnar / Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 @ midnight / Community, Our Culture

Del Norte, Curry County Art Scene: Dec. 3-10, 2019

The Wild Rivers Symphony will play a rendition of Howard Blake's "The Snowman" while screening the classic animated film at its holiday concerts in Crescent City, Brookings and Gold Beach starting Saturday.

From the Del Norte Association of Cultural Awareness:

North Coast Chorale Christmas Concert

The Pacific Music Guild presents the North Coast Chorale and The Northcoast Youth Choir 2019 Christmas Concert. Performances are 7 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday at Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St. They also perform two numbers with the Wild Rivers Symphony at 3 pm on Sunday Dec. 8, also at Crescent Elk Auditorium, and at 7pm Monday Dec. 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy St, Brookings. Tickets are $10 and are available at Del Norte Office Supply or at the door.


Wild Rivers Symphony

The Wild Rivers Symphony announces their upcoming Winter Concert Series 2019, with dates in Gold Beach, Crescent City, and Brookings over the weekend of December 7th - 9th. The orchestra is comprised of more than fifty musicians from throughout our community who are devoted to live performance of orchestral music. This concert series will feature festive classical music, including “The Snowman” by Howard Blake, with a live screening of the animated Christmas short film, “Prelude for String Orchestra” by Gerald Finzi, “October” for Brass ensemble by Eric Whitacre, “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saens, “Undertale Medley” and “Megalovania” by Toby Fox, Arr. Soto, and “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) Torme/Wells/Arr. Hayes. The concert will be presented Saturday December 7th at 7 pm, at Curry Public Library Learning Center, 94341 3rd St, Gold Beach; Sunday December 8th at 3 pm, at Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St, Crescent City; and Monday December 9th at 7 pm, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy St., Brookings. Tickets: $12 at the door, Students K-12 Free. $10 Advance Purchase at Gold Beach Books, Del Norte Office Supply, Wright’s Custom Framing (Brookings), and online at


Second Saturday Art Walk

The 16th season of the Second Saturday Art Walk in Brookings continues from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Many galleries and shops in downtown Brookings as well as the Chetco Public Library will host live music, art demonstrations, and more, with refreshments. For more information, visit


Brian Scott Gallery

Brian Scott Gallery, located at 515 Chetco Ave in Brookings, showcases more than 25 artists. The Gallery invites you to network while enjoying coffee, tea, and an ocean view on their patio in the Snug Studio for Brown Bag Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each week with live music provided by: Dec. 5, John Marshall; Dec. 12, Lon Goddard; Dec. 19, Tiger Lily. Artist and author Pete Chasar gives a talk about all things art Thursdays at 12:30pm.

The public is invited to view an all-gallery show entitled “Winter Wonderland,” from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, December 14th with the theme of Peace. Holiday music will be performed by the Christmas Belles (Shirley Hyatt and Dorothy Marshall), with a group sing-a-long around 5:00 p.m. Also on hand will be author Angela Ewing to introduce her latest book, Nine O'Clock Horses, and offer a book signing. Refreshments will be served. The patio is always open during regular Gallery hours, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 541-412-8687.


Friends of Music

Brookings Harbor Friends of Music continues their 35th season with Michael Brown, pianist, composer, and Lincoln Center emerging artist on Sunday, January 5. The rest of their season will include: St. Petersburg Piano Quartet, Grammy-nominated ensemble on Sunday, February 9; Jasper String Quartet, with violin, cello, and viola on Sunday, March 15; Rastrelli Cello Quartet, between-the-genres Russian ensemble on Sunday, April 5; and Mayuko Kamio, returning favorite virtuoso violinist on Sunday, April 26. Tickets are available for purchase at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave in Brookings. Tickets are $20 per event and children 18 and under receive free admission. The season concludes on May 17 with their annual, free-of-charge scholarship concert with Alexander Tutanov, professor of piano at Southern Oregon University, and will feature students selected as scholarship recipients. All performances take place at 3:00 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 102 Park Ave in Brookings. For more information, call 541-469-7625 or visit


Art in Public Places

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness’ Art in Public Places exhibit in the Del Norte Superior Court at 450 H St in Crescent City is a collection of multimedia artwork from local artists as part of the recent 28th Annual Juried Art Show. The exhibit will be available for viewing through January 16, 2020. The courthouse is open from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. weekdays except for state holidays. DNACA’s Art in Public Places exhibit on the mezzanine of the CEC airport at 1650 Dale Rupert Rd is titled “West Coast Splendor,” a collection of pastels by Les Cornish. This show will be available for viewing through March 5, 2020. The airport terminal’s regular hours are 6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. weekdays, 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Saturdays, and 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Sundays. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or 


Music in the Redwoods

Music in the Redwoods, presented by the Del Norte-Curry Community Concert Association, is celebrating 70 years of bringing quality live entertainment to our community. Their 2019-20 season will continue with The Maxwell Quartet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6. Their final concert of this season is Duo Aliada at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17. All concerts take place at Crescent Elk Auditorium at 994 G St in Crescent City. individual tickets are $20 per adult, and children under 18 receive free admission. For more information, call 707-951-3102 or visit


California Redwoods Art Association

The California Redwoods Art Association’s 2nd St Gallery, located at 1228 2nd St in Crescent City, offers featured artists, a gift shop, and workshops in varying media available with prior registration. The Gallery also displays members’ collections throughout the community, including: Sutter Coast Hospital and their Infusion Center, and Wild Rivers Community Foundation. For more information or to register, call 707-460-1414.


Coast Redwoods Art Association

Coast Redwoods Art Association’s Crescent Harbor Gallery is located at 140 Marine Way in Crescent City. There will no demos for December, to take a break for the holidays. Saturdays from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at the gallery include a papier maché program. Sundays from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. include a still-life drawing group. Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. offer a space and good company for artists and crafters. The Del Norte County Library at 190 Price Mall is also displaying work by member artists Nancy Chernak and Muriel Northrip. For more information, call 707-464-9133.


Coloring Book

DNACA’s first coloring book is available for sale at these local outlets: Chamber of Commerce Visitors’ Center at 1001 Front St, Crescent Harbor Gallery at 140 Marine Way, Del Norte Office Supply at 240 I St, the Mail Room at 900 Northcrest Dr, and the Yurok Country Visitor Center at 101 Klamath Blvd in Klamath. A great gift for any special occasion, this book is hand drawn by local artist Rosemary Garcia, highlighting the “wild side” of Del Norte County with colorful critters. The coloring book includes captions in English, Tolowa, and Yurok and at the tail end of the book are factoids about each of the 17 featured creatures. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or 


Gallery of Arts and Culture

The Gallery of Arts and Culture at 175 H St features artists including Ronald Kusina, Michael Tompkins, Alan Justice, Daniel Desmond, Marianne Strehler, Nan Marie Wineinger, Michael Jackson, Rive Nestor, John Hewitt, David LaBrier, Stephen Sable, Laura Wiens, W. Allan Armstrong, Richard “Dickie” Dabbs, and many other favorites. The Gallery is open 11:00 a.m-6:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 707-464-4745. 


Fog and Fine Art Gallery

Located in Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supply at 810 Chetco Ave in Brookings, the Fog and Fine Art Gallery displays many local artists showing a variety of media including jewelry, pottery, painting, and more. The Gallery also has a dedicated classroom that inspires new and seasoned artists with workshops. The Gallery is open from 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday. For more information on class listings, painting demonstrations, and featured artists, call 541-469-7900 or visit them on Facebook @WrightsCustomFraming.


Manley Art Center and Gallery

The Manley Art Center and Gallery at 433 Oak St in Brookings is open 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Children of all ages are invited to the Center on Saturdays to see work created by member artists and to work in the classroom. For more information, call 541-469-1807 or visit


For the community arts calendar, go to For inclusion, Arts Scene items should be sent to the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) at by Wednesday of each week. For more information on submissions, call DNACA at 707-464-1336. 



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