ARTISTIC EXCHANGE - Updated February 9, 2017
This page contains listings for Arts, Dance & Gymnastics, Music, and Theatre/Spoken Word categories for Trinity County, CA. Please feel free to email me info for any category! The more listings there are, the more successful this page can be. I will list artists, galleries, arts related businesses, groups, etc. on the Visual & Performing Arts Directory, as well as and actors, musicians, theatre groups, businesses, etc. on Performing Arts Directory. Please use reload or refresh to get the most current version of this page, as your computer may cache an older copy.

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TRINITY COUNTY ARTS  COUNCIL (TCAC) has an online interactive Arts Calendar. You can find info on arts-related events happening in and around Trinity County. Consider adding your class, workshop, meeting, musical or theatrical event, art show, school art event, special sale or fund-raiser. They need date, time, activity, cost, location, sponsor, contact person and phone number of contact person. Once screened for accuracy, your event will appear on date of event. Screening could take a few days, so send info as early as possible. Please give TCAC your feedback on how this calendar is working for you. Call TCAC at 623-2760 for meeting time, day and location.

TRINITY ALLIANCE FOR THE HEALING ARTS (TAHA): (Contact persons: Suzan LaBerteaux: 623-4213 or Lydea Roach at 623-2603). Trinity County group of healing artists. Click on link to learn more and read member bios. Meetings are twice a month on Tuesdays. Public is welcome!

ART CRUISE: First Saturday each month 5-8pm in Weaverville. Monthly artist's receptions and show openings with food and beverages. Participating galleries and businesses may include: Highland Art Center & Gallery, Jake Jackson Museum, Umpqua Bank, Gold Rush Jewelers, Trinity County Chamber of Commerce, Sweet Sheep Yarn, Olson Stoneware, Main Street Gallery, Angela's Bead Art, Art Awakening and more!

STUDIO 299 CENTER FOR THE ARTS: (629-3488, P.O. Box 32, Willow Creek, CA 95527) - Non-profit artist's collaborative serving Western Trinity & Eastern Humboldt counties area. Dues are $10/year. They meet at St. Joseph's Community Service Room at 5pm on first Tuesday each month. 

MOUNTAIN VOICES: (Tamara Jenkinson: 629-2614, 629-3488, Willow Creek) - Group of poets from up and down both Trinity and Klammath Rivers. They meet on third Thursday each month at Big Foot Books from 5:30-7:30pm and organize more or less quarterly performance gatherings. They have friends from far and wide and many of the poets have developed web-based support networks for themselves that include poets from all over the world. 

LOG CABIN QUILTERS GUILD: (628-4288, 628-4185, or 628-4484, Hayfork) - Quilting group based in Hayfork that meets last Wed each month (except March & December) at Roderick Senior Center at 2pm. There is use of a quilting machine. They have adult quilting classes in Hayfork and Hyampom. Contact them for days and times.

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE QUILTERS: (623-4477 or 623-5111, 503 Main Street, Weaverville). Quilting group that meets weekly at Highland Art Center & Gallery in Weaverville 10-12noon on Wednesday mornings.

THURSDAY NIGHT STRIPPERS QUILT GUILD: Quilting group that meets weekly in Weaverville, possibly at 6pm on Thursday nights.

JOHN GARRETT / CERAMICS CLASSES / WINE-Y PAINTER CLASSES: (623-4213, P.0. Box 797, Weaverville, 96093 Gallery: 503 Main Street, Weaverville) - Resident artist John Garrett has been an art instructor to both school children in Trinity County and adults in his popular ceramics classes. John brings fun and a casual freedom to his classes, thus compelling students to return year after year. John will guide you to think outside the box and create fabulously original designs. You’ll meet wonderful classmates and enjoy a relaxing environment that will lift your spirits and calm your psyche. His art mediums include: ceramic sculpture and fountains, collage, Batik, handmade paper, printmaking, mixed media, recycled media sculpture, graphic design. John Garrett teaches 2 ceramics classes at Studio G behind Highland Art Center (off of Center Street). Emphasis on hand-building, moldmaking, slip-casting, and other types of clay constructions will be covered. Beginning classes are held on Wednesdays 1-4pm. Advanced classes are held on Wednesdays 6-9pm. Fee is $150 for entire series of classes which covers all firing and glazes. Class size limited. More info: call John Garrett at 623-4349.

SUSAN HOLTHAUS: (778-3014, Studio: 251 Lost Bridge Road, Lewiston) - She teaches pottery at her studio. Her art mediums include: pottery & ceramics, watercolor, pen & ink, beaded jewelry. Former Executive director of Trinity County Arts Council (2005-2006).

JW KASPER'S ARTISTIC MISCHIEF: (778-0745, P.O. Box 392, Lewiston, 96052) - Beading instruction. Introductory lesson: $50. Custom beading orders welcome.

MELTDOWN ARTS: (Gina & Casey Massei, 623-9126, P.O. Box 3212, Weaverville, CA 96093. Studio: 241 Washington Street, Weaverville. Open by app't.). Glass arts instruction available in stained glass, fused glass, lampworking, and more.

SWEET SHEEP YARN: (Janet Saxon, 623-8650, 515 Main Street, Weaverville) - Situated in historic district on Main Street in a building that was built in 1855. The architecture is perfect for displaying yarn as the floor to ceiling shelves that were hand-carved before the 1900s are still intact. They sell quality yarn from Berroco, Cascade, Rowan, Debbie Bliss, Noro, Katia, Queensland, Pagewood Farm, Mountain Colors, and Universal and offer personal instruction in knitting and crochet. Join them on Mondays for NorCal Knit and Crochet Group meetings 6-8pm; on Wednesday for Warm Up Knit and Crochet for Charity from 12noon-2pm; on Fridays for Friday Fix It for help on projects or techniques all day and at no cost to you.

TRINITY GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY LAPIDARY SCHOOL: (623-1183, Weaverville) - Soapstone carving, glass bead making, lapidary (rock polishing), wire wrap, and more on Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-5pm.

EVELYN MERCER WARD / WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASSES: (778-3305,, Lewiston) - Evelyn received her B.A. in art and art history at U.C. Davis and U.C. Berkeley, and her M.A. from California State University, Sacramento, where she took art classes from some of the big names in the Western School: Neri, Thiebaud, Arneson, Gilhooly, de Forest. Later, she took a couple of workshops from local watercolorists and a community education class in oil painting. In the last two years she has taken workshops with Frank Webb and with her inspiration, Ron Ranson. She has been an art instructor for Shasta College, as well as an a rt Instructor in Trinity County K-12 schools and she now teaches private painting classes. Evelyn holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Art/Art History and K-12 and Community College teaching credentials.

ANGELA'S BEAD ART: (204 Main Street, Weaverville). Beaded clothing, beads & beading supplies, jewelry, and more. May participate in Art Cruise.

HEILMAN PASTEL BOX: (Phone or FAX: 778-3080). Designed with input from pastel artists and instructors who wanted a handy, secure box for use use in the field and studio. Available in 3 sizes. Web site includes dimensions, prices, and ordering info.

ART & CRAFT SUPPLIES PAGE: TrinityCam website list of some online art stores, and local & Northstate retail and discount art supplies and services.

IMAGINATIONS: (623-4979, Weaverville, CA). Quilting, needlepoint, & sewing supplies, fabric printing, scrapbook supplies, posters, banners, office supplies, copying and printing, and more. They can print photos on calendars, tiles, plaques, coffee mugs, and steins.

SWEET SHEEP YARN: (Janet Saxon, 623-8650, 515 Main Street, Weaverville) - Situated in historic district on Main Street in a building that was built in 1855. The architecture is perfect for displaying yarn as the floor to ceiling shelves that were hand-carved before the 1900s are still intact. They sell quality yarn from Berroco, Cascade, Rowan, Debbie Bliss, Noro, Katia, Queensland, Pagewood Farm, Mountain Colors, and Universal and offer personal instruction in knitting and crochet. Join them on Mondays for NorCal Knit and Crochet Group meetings 6-8pm; on Wednesday for Warm Up Knit and Crochet for Charity from 12noon-2pm; on Fridays for Friday Fix It for help on projects or techniques all day and at no cost to you.

BEGINNING BELLY DANCE WITH DEETA at White Wolf Gym in Weaverville. 8-week introductory courses into the art of belly dance. Gain a solid beginning belly dance foundation in an encouraging environment. Students will learn basic steps which increase energy and promote weight loss. Cost is $50/8 classes. More info, to register or get dates for next class session: call Cultural Dance Presentations at 221-3242 or go to

KITTY WILSON: (628-5430, Hayfork) - Belly dancer and instructor. Ongoing classes MAY be available, jump in anytime. Leader of Habibiyat Al Jabal Belly Dancing Troupe.

DANCE DEPOT: (229-1084 or 356-8034, Lewiston) - Natasha Kuyper is a dance instructor in tap, jazz, ballet, and acrobatics. She is offering dance classes at Lewiston Community Center, based on the interests of her clients. Ages 3 to adult. Call for info on class times, fees, and type of dance.

TRINITY SCHOOL OF DANCE at White Wolf Gym: (Diana, 623-9214, Weaverville) - Weekly classes: Jazz/Hip Hop classes for 8 years & up; Jazz/Ballet class for 5-7 year olds; Ballet/Lyrical classes for 8 years & up; Mommy, Daddy, and Me Dance & Movement Classes for pre-kindergarten children & their parents. Trinity County Arts Council received a First 5 Commission grant to offer these classes. More info: call TCAC at 623-2760 or White Wolf Gym at 623-0014.

WHITE TIGER KARATE: (Jesse Reiter, Owner-Instructor, Randy Bashaw, Senior Instructor, 623-2900, Weaverville) - Forms, self defense, weapons, sparring, seminars, Lion Dance, and tournaments.

HAYFORK YOGA CENTER: (6971 Highway 3, behind Hayfork Drug Store). Website has latest info on schedule, teacher bios, class descriptions, and more.

LIST OF NORTHERN CA DANCES, JAMS, OPEN MIKES, & SONG CIRCLES in Trinity, Humboldt, Tehama, Shasta, and Butte counties. A work in progress, feel free to send me regular musical events I don't have listed.

MUSICIANS WANTED: WEAVERVILLE COMMUNITY BAND: Open to musicians of all ages. Band members must have at least one year's experience on their instrument and be able to read music. Class will meet on Tuesdays at 6pm at Weaverville Elementary School music room. More info: call Randall Walker at 623-2734.

SINGERS WANTED: WEAVERVILLE COMMUNITY CHORUS meets on Tuesdays at Weaverville Elementary School music room (room 30) at 5pm. New singers are welcome. More info: call Director Randall Walker at 623-2734.

WANTED: USED FIDDLES. Martha Boyle is teaching fiddle classes again this year in Cottonwood and Red Bluff. There is a great need for instruments. She's loaned out all of her used fiddles she personally owns to students of families in financial hardship situations. She's accumulated quite a few economy fiddles over the years from students that upgrade to a more quality instrument. But they are all out on loan and she needs more of them to help a few others out. If you have any sad, lonely fiddles hanging out in a dark closet, some child would love to be playing it! She will take any size and will pay up to $50 for them depending on the condition. This is about what you'll get if you sold a used student grade fiddle on ebay. Buying them from you saves her shipping. Extra bows are also needed. More info: call Martha Boyle at 515-2871 or email

TRINITY MANDOLIN: (Dave Crummey, Weaverville) - Dave has many mandolins available for sale.

DAVE'S DRUMS: (Dave and Becky Williams, Weaverville) - Hand drum maker. Makes about 20 drums a year. 

TAYLOR ASIONG AGLIPAY: (Weaverville) - Taylor teaches music lessons in saxophone, guitar, bass, clarinet, flute, and piano/keyboards. First lesson is free! He is a certified band instrument repair technician. Read Taylor's full bio. Taylor plays guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bass, piano, keyboards, accordion, harmonica, saxophones, clarinet, flute, drums, percussion, jaw harp, vocals, and more. Locally, he performs with Sabor, a Latin Jazz group. Taylor is or has been a full time member of many musical projects including: MarchFourth Marching Band, ManHandel, SaQi, The Getbacks, Uprite Dub Orchestra, The Streakin' Healys, The Beevils, The Un, Nemesis Theory, The Monkey-Banana Band, Peevish, OE40, Schottenfreud, EsEn. He has sat in and/or recorded for many others, too numerous to mention (see website). Taylor and his wife Danielle also create jewelry made from musical instrument parts, available at Highland Art Center.

ANNE: (623-1935, leave message) - Piano lessons - classical, sacred, and jazz improvisation. BA in music, Suzuki music education. 20 plus years experience. 30 minute lessons, once a week: $80/month. Tutoring: reading and language arts, all levels, math through pre-algebra. BS elementary education, 10 plus years experience, including Sylvan Learning Center. 1 hour lessons, once a week: $100/month. Family discount available.

CINDY BORUFF: (628-5468, Hayfork) - Music lessons in piano, guitar, beginning violin, band instruments, Irish whistle, voice, performance, music theory. Classes held in Hayfork and possibly in Weaverville and Lewiston. State of California Credentialed teacher, retired.

JILL COX: Music lessons in piano.

JOHN GARRETT: (623-4213, P.0. Box 797, Weaverville, 96093 Gallery: 503 Main Street, Weaverville) - John gives guitar & ukulele instruction. Performed with Raven McGrath.

HAL OLEARI MUSIC INSTRUCTION: (Studio: 739-0087, Weaverville) - Music instruction from a professional, working musician. Hal performs with Sabor, a Latin jazz group, Second Story, and Weaverville Community (Marching) Band. He has performed previously with Butterscotch and The Mostly Stringband. He teaches guitar, electric bass, mandolin, ukulele, music theory, and performance instruction. Hal can do graphic arts design for your event posters. 

DIXIE SCHAEFFER: (628-5522, Hayfork) - Piano lessons. All ages and levels, but especially good with very young children. $15/half hour.

JOHN WHALEY: (623-4490, Weaverville) - Music instruction. Guitar, piano, marimbas, drums.

KEYS & STRINGS STUDIO / COTTONWOOD PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO (3266 Brush Street, Cottonwood, CA): (515-2871; 347-3842, Cottonwood, CA). Run by Martha Boyle. They teach a variety of instruments there. More info: email Martha at or 

COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS: (Arcata, CA area) - College of the Redwoods Music Department announced that beginning AUG 26 2013, community members can learn to play guitar or beginning band instruments (brass, percussion, or woodwinds), by enrolling in new CR Community Education classes. Community Education students will be joining CR's college credit students in the same classroom in these innovative classes. Credit students will receive grades and college credit that will transfer to California State University system. Community Education (CE) students will participate fully in all of class activities, but will not receive college credit. CE Department is offering students the opportunity to buy two CR music classes and get one free. Each class is $149. CR's music classes have long been popular with the community and now anyone can join. In order to simultaneously meet CR students' needs for transfer credit and to serve the North Coast community's desire for personal enrichment opportunities in music, CR's music faculty and administration developed an innovative new two-tier enrollment system that involves offering enrollments through both its Community Education Department and as regular college credit classes. "The instructors are hoping to see a blend of new and familiar faces," said CR Music Professor Ed Macan. CR Associate Faculty Ruben Diaz will teach beginning and intermediate guitar students in a group setting. Class includes familiarization with fretboard, fundamental music notation, common chord progressions, and develop­ment of finger independence. Intermediate students will also continue their development of guitar skills in both group and individual formats. Students continue to develop finger independence and chord construction abilities, and are introduced to reading notes from treble clef, improvising over common chord changes, and performance practices appropriate to specific musical styles. Beginning band instruments classes give students an opportunity to bring their own or rented instruments and learn how to play brass, percussion or woodwind instruments. New and returning adult students of all ages are welcome through the CE. class. More info on CE or for schedules or registration or call 707-269-4000. Register for college credit, go College of the Redwoods and enroll through WebAdvisor. Space is limited, register early.

CHICO ROCK STARS: SCHOOL OF MUSIC (932 W. 8th Avenue, Chico, CA). More info: call 570-9144.

SECOND WEDNESDAY: REDDING - SPOKEN WORD NIGHT AT THE LOFT at The Bohemian Art Loft (3304B Bechelli Lane) at 7pm. An evening for serious poets, writers, playwrights, storytellers, comedians, and actors of all genres. No censorship. Audience welcome. Donations accepted. Refreshments. Second Wednesday each month. More info: call 229-7818.

MOUNTAIN ACTORS WORKSHOP: (Melodye or Chris Semer: 628-5545 or 628-4475, Hayfork) - Live theatre group based in Hayfork area that meets first Tuesday each month at Semer residence at 6:30pm (?). The old Hayfork Theater building was donated to MAW. They are looking for folks who would like to donate time, labor, money, or ? towards future remodeling efforts.

TRINITY ALPS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: Upcoming events, tickets, map & directions, past events, reviews, gallery, booking info, how to donate, and contact information. 

TRINITY PLAYERS: (Jim French, Board President, 530-623-8695, P.O. Box 453, Weaverville, 96093) - Live theatre group based in Weaverville area. Board meets on first and third Thursdays at 5:15pm at Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center in Weaverville. 

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