We love Eureka. And we’re passionate about the ways the arts can impact our community. This website highlights the City of Eureka's Strategic Art Plan and acts as a visual celebration of our vibrant arts & culture here. We invite you to explore, get curious, and get involved!
Eureka is home to a vibrant and engaged art community—a bright beacon of cultural and artistic creativity throughout the North Coast. Our city is also grappling with our own unique challenges of blight, homelessness, and economic shifts. We’re a community of people who are unapologetically different, willing to have hard conversations, and determined to seize our opportunities to thrive.
In 2017, the City of Eureka developed and adopted a Strategic Arts Plan. This document was created not only to effectively leverage our amazing artistic and cultural assets but to also address some of our major issues. It is an economic development tactic, developed in collaboration between the City of Eureka’s Development Department and Eureka’s arts community. It lays out actionable goals to support the arts by both the City and the community.
The projects and objectives defined in this document didn’t remain lofty goals discussed in boardrooms, only to be pushed to the back burner. We immediately started the hard and satisfying work of making our vision a reality, one project at a time. These projects, such as the Eureka Street Art Festival, or our Utility Art Boxes became a catalyst for renewed hope in our community—a tangible representation of an undeniable renaissance.
With ever-increasing community involvement and growing momentum, our Strategic Arts Plan continues to grow and evolve. As a whole, the City of Eureka is unwavering in our commitment to supporting, promoting, and enhancing the arts in Eureka. Let’s create something beautiful, together!
To use the arts as
a vehicle for community impact
Through artful experiences, Eureka will be
a vibrant place to live,
a thriving environment for businesses,
and a desirable destination to visit.
WHY IS THE CITY INVOLVED IN THE ARTS?
Great question. We created a Strategic Arts Plan in 2017 because we see the arts as a vehicle for community impact with a strong ripple effect. A few years in, our hunch has been proven to be true time and again. Our only regret is that we didn’t start it sooner.
HOW DOES ART IMPACT OUR COMMUNITY?
Eureka is on the brink of a renaissance. Can you feel it? We’re excited about the ways art can unite us, help guide our community towards greatness by uniting our residents, attracting visitors and new businesses, and influencing our economy.
WHO IS PARTNERING WITH THESE PROJECTS?
We are lucky to have so many amazing partners, collaborators, and sponsors for our art projects and initiatives. Take a look at the community organizations, businesses, and non-profits behind the scenes and making Eureka just a little more pizazzy.
WHAT ART PROJECTS ARE COMING UP?
We've almost always got a new art project brewing here in the Queen City of Salt & Fog. Get the inside scoop on the upcoming initiatives we've got planned for our Strategic Arts Plan, and how you can be a part of the action!
We think art should be an interactive experience. Learn more about how you can be a part of the action.