(Photo/Video) Eureka Street Arts Festival 2022 | The lost outpost of the coast

Eureka Street Art Festival party under the Samoa Bridge on Saturday afternoon | Photo: Stephanie McGarry. All other photos by Andrew Goff

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A crowd gathered under the Samoa Bridge near Halvorsen Park on Saturday afternoon to enjoy food, local vendors and music in celebration of the latest set of murals to decorate our city as part of the 5th Annual Eureka Street Art Festival.

Gina Katsos, one of the festival’s organizers, said she was pleased with the way the murals turned out this year. She had no idea yet how many people attended today’s party, but she said it looked like it was a huge turnout and was excited that so many community members – vendors, volunteers and attendees – attended the event.

“I would call it an unequivocal success, 100 percent,” Katsos said. outpost During the festival on Saturday afternoon. “There are many different ways to measure the success of an event like this, and one of those ways is to put the murals on the wall. Checks! The big festival event has many moving pieces, but…everyone has come down here and heard about it in some way. So I would like to I call that a huge success.”

Above and Below: Murals under the Samoa Bridge


The Eureka Street Art Festival – a week-long event to promote public art – began in 2018, with a focus on adding New murals of the old city. Choosing a different location each year, the event helped bring vibrant artwork to downtown areaAnd the Henderson Center And the Fourth and Fifth Street. This year’s festival featured 11 different artists from across the country and focused on the northern tip of Eureka, bringing art to the Waterfront Trail, Trail 101, and down the Samoa Bridge.

This year’s location was proposed by the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans), Katsos said, which approached festival organizers with the idea of ​​decorating the Samoa Bridge. The organizers then selected some of the walls and other adjacent surfaces in the surroundings to connect to the bridge murals.


Festival organizer Gina Katsos leads an art rally earlier this week

“I feel this is the beginning of a great relationship with Caltrans,” Katsos said, adding that the festival organizers and Caltrans will likely continue their partnership when selecting locations for future festivals.

The festival has continued throughout COVID, with the past two years including the socially distancing mural. But this is the first time since 2019 that the festival has included a group event to celebrate the completion of the murals. The team was a bit rusty, Katsos said, but since the party takes place at a different location each year, there’s always new logistics to discover. She was very excited about the event being held at such a unique location this year and hopes it will be the first of many outdoor events under the Samoa Bridge.

Katsos wanted to make a shout out to the other organizers – Swan Asprey, planner involved in Eureka City’s economic development, and Michelle Cartledge, owner of Humboldt Cedar Company – who helped the event grow and thrive. She also wanted to thank the community for their continued support of the Eureka Street Art Festival.

Katsos said to outpost. “Invest your energy and excitement in the things you love about society, because that’s why it keeps going.”

If you’re reading this post in time, the party will go under the bridge until 6pm

under the outpost”Andrew Gough spent time in attendance at ESAF this week and was able to snap photos of every participating artist this year. Get to know them now.

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-Ts Younger-

Eureka, California

“Thrives”


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– Jessica Cherry-

Crescent City, California

“Err-Werh Son”


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-Lassi Dunn-

Wyatt, California

“surf and meadow”




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-Kil Sanders-

Eureka, California

“Bōderūc”

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-Johsoo’s lawyer-

Santa Rosa, California

“Color Fall”


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-Ben Goulart-

Bayside, California

rowing mural


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– Jose Moreno-

Eureka, California

“Dehe”

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-Jane Elizabeth Franco-

Greensboro, North Carolina

“Views of the old city”

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-for star-

Los Angeles California

“The seeds sow us”

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-Justin Suarez-

Rochester, New York

“a place on earth”


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Need more murals? Fortunately for you a Commercial Drone Certified AA Part 107 Chad Johnson He took a trip to the mural of the Samoan Bridge this week and passed on some great aerial shots he took. Shave through the colors with him below.

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