You've heard the buzz about Old Town's new art and now you can check it out for yourself while making a night of it at the Clarke Historical Museum's Labor Day Block Party on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Third and E streets (free).
The fun takes place during September's Arts Alive! so the weather should be at its Humboldt best (fingers crossed). Enjoy a last breath of summer evening with friends, families or your sweetheart, strolling the town enjoying wine and coffee, nibbling on locally made treats and taking in the sights and sounds of local artists and musicians. The Clarke's contribution to this splendid evening includes free admission to the museum where you can see the current exhibits, check out what's good with Humboldt Made and sip and sample while bobbing your head to the mellow vibes of Wynsome Winds. Outside in the Clarke Plaza, dance to the percussive salsa sounds of the Latin Peppers and peruse the trinkets and treasures aplenty at the rummage sale. Members of the museum's board will be grilling up shish kabobs of both the vegetarian and meat variety, while Lost Coast Brewery and Six Rivers Brewery pour beer and Violet-Green Winery brings the wine. Music in the square, art on the walls and the sizzling smell of a corner cookout wafting on the air all under strings of lights. And all as a fundraiser for the museum. It's no labor at all.