Art, Recreation, Theater

Program Directors & Office Hours

Alicia Lopez

Ava Henderson

Volunteer Meetings

Thursday, 5:00-5:50pm (YES)

Spring 2024: Engagement

Creative programming with children at the Arcata Elementary After School Program


ART Team, Sprnig 2023

ART Volunteer Team, Spring 2023

ART Volunteer team Fall 2022

Working on an art project at Alice Birney School.

Program Mission

A.R.T. Volunteers provide opportunities for local youth to express themselves through the arts, including, but not limited to, visual art, theatre and music. A.R.T. volunteers provide creative outlets through weekly services at local schools in Humboldt County.

ART values wheel

Service, Goals & Projects

Service is provided on Friday afternoons typically 3:30-5:30pm.

Student completes a special project

Donations Accepted

Donations of new or used art supplies would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail A.R.T at: to let us know what materials you would like to donate, or if you have any questions.

ART Donation List

Please note that while ART greatly appreciates any donation you can give, keep in mind that we will be using these supplies with children so please try to donate appropriately. Please no toxic or hazardous materials.

Smocks (old large shirts, aprons, etc)

Scissors (especially kid's scissors)

Paper (construction paper is preferred) 

Markers (washable, non-toxic preferred)


Pencils (colored, regular)

Erasers Glue (child-safe glue, glitter glue, glue sticks, etc)

Tape (scotch, masking, duct, etc)

Popsicle sticks

Pipe cleaners

Small brown paper bags

Paper plates



Wrapping paper

Paint brushes

Paint (non-toxic, water based preferred)

Old calendars, newspapers, magazines

Rubber bands

Clear page protectors (the type that fits into a 3-ring binder)


Community Contacts

Arcata Elementary School is the current site for service, but the program will be making efforts to expand its service to other locations.

Look what I made!

Look what I made!