Thank you!

To our community supporters for helping to make North Coast Open Studios possible!

North Coast Open Studios is a DreamMaker project of the Ink People Center for the Arts, and is supported by Humboldt County artists, businesses, and community members like you. NCOS would not be possible without the generous support of many people. 

First and foremost, thank you to all of the artists who reached out and patiently waited to see if NCOS would return after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus, then distributed posters and guidebooks throughout the community. 

Thank you to the Ink People’s new Executive Director (and welcome!) Leslie Castellano, who encouraged me to get the event rolling, even if the timelines were very tight by the time I felt safe doing so. And of course thanks to recently retired Executive Director Libby Maynard, who not only supported my leadership of North Coast Open Studios since 2014, but the various incarnations of leadership prior to me since the late ‘90s. 

Thank you to my partner, Robot Adams, who fed me snacks and hydration, and kept me grounded and supported when all of the deadlines and tiny moving pieces felt a little overwhelming during this year’s very short event season.

Thank you to our Guidebook Layout Goddess, Holly Harvey at the North Coast Journal, for designing this beautiful publication on a very tight deadline, this year. Thanks to Morse Media for the website hosting and the 101 Things Publication for the use of their wonderful maps, year after year. 

Thanks so much to David and Karen Mast for hanging the NCOS Art Show in the Ink People’s new Brenda Tuxford Gallery at 627 3rd Street in Old Town Eureka. Such pros!

And thank you to Jay Tilghman, digital media mentor of the Ink People’s MARZ Project, for designing our poster, and Ink People administrative assistant (and participating poet!) Jenny Downs for helping with data entry.

This event couldn’t happen without all of you!

~Monica Topping~
Coordinator & Participating Artist, North Coast Open Studios


These local businesses keep North Coast Open Studios affordable for the artists and free for the community. 


Almquist Lumber
Art Center
Coast Central Credit Union
Corcoran Global Living
Eureka Chamber of Commerce
Humboldt Arts Council
Humboldt County Historical Society
Kathy O’Leary
Oberon Grill
Patterson Conners Insurance
Scrapper’s Edge
Wildberries Marketplace

Donations to North Coast Open Studios are appreciated and help us keep this event going! They can be made to the Ink People Center for the Arts, 627 3rd Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Please earmark all donations for NCOS.