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Pastels on the Plaza


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Arcata, CA

Twenty years ago a handful of artists were persuaded to meet on the Arcata Plaza for the first Saturday morning of “sidewalk” art. Local businesses made a donation to Northcoast Children's Services for each of the 29 squares. The art was scattered along the spokes of the Plaza. Sue Williams (event creator and then coordinator) persuaded them to give it a try—just for this one time! Those “one time” artists and businesses had such a good time it was continued until Pastels on the Plaza became one of the largest art events on the north coast and a major fundraiser for Northcoast Children's Services local children’s programs.





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