Best New Business

Co-Owner Tracy Dorgan shows what's on offer at Arts and Drafts. - AMY WALDRIP.
  • Amy Waldrip.
  • Co-Owner Tracy Dorgan shows what's on offer at Arts and Drafts.

Arts & Drafts

442 First St., Eureka

Humboldt is chock full of artsy types and do-it-yourselfers. It's our can-do spirit that enables us to survive out in the wide rural unknown. We can also get a little antsy with our artsy, independent selves out here in the sticks. The combo makes us the perfect clientele for Humboldt's newest hot spot, Arts & Drafts.

Owners Tracy and Bryon Dorgan transformed the 4,000-square-foot space located in the historic E. Janssen Building in Old Town into a thriving gathering spot. With high ceilings, plank floors and splashes of color throughout, it is the place to get your drink and your think on with creative and fun events like Sip 'n Paint Night (Distinguished Cats of Humboldt or Bob Ross Edition, anyone?) or Craft Singles: A Cheesy Trivia Night where one can match wits while matching partners. Patrons can enjoy the whimsical side of themselves — unleashing their inner Picassos while sipping wine, craft beer and cider, or nonalcoholic beverages at such events as Christmas in July, where people made cool glass ornaments using alcohol inks, or the Feel The Burn "Unicorn Edition" Wood Burning Extravaganza. Stop by for Lego Tuesdays or Onesie Wednesdays, where showing up in your best (?) and softest casual wear will get you a $1 off pints all night, and see why NCJ readers voted this "drinking place with a crafting problem" the Best New Business in Humboldt.

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