Earlier this month I had the pleasure of visiting the Hunter Plaid Gallery and studios at its new location in the Sunny Brae Shopping Center just outside of Arcata, CA. What a great space they've landed for themselves! With a small gallery space in front, and work by several other artists in the collective up for viewing in the studio space, one could spend hours milling about. There really is nothing like seeing an artists working space to get an understanding of the process they employ in their craft. With work ranging from jewelry, to sculpture, to oil painting, to photography, Hunter Plaid has something for everyone. Not only do they provide an opportunity for the public to experience the the work and working methods of some very talented studio artists in Humboldt County, they also provide practice space and a venue for several local bands including: Ashes, Plush Fuzz, the Littlestillnotbigenough, and Dragged by Horses. Open on the second Friday of every month for Arts! Arcata, The Hunter Plaid Gallery is not to be missed.
*Work by the artist of the Hunter Plaid Collective can also be viewed at Wildflower Cafe and Bakery in Arcata. The work changes monthly for Arts! Arcata.