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The Ink People Sets Up Temporary Administrative Location

Many Arts and Cultural Programs Still Need Space To Operate

January 14, 2010 – After 22 years in Eureka’s Muni building, earthquake damage has forced The Ink People Center For The Arts (TIP) to relocate temporarily to Suites 36-39 of the Carson Building at 517 3rd St. in Old Town Eureka. This space will accommodate administrative functions, the after school MARZ program, and a small number of classes and meetings, though many TIP programs still need new work space.

TIP is requesting community assistance locating suitable facilities for the following: The Humboldt Handweavers Guild, The Printmakers Studio, Life Drawing Class, Placebo, Rural Burl Mural Bureau, and the Animation Lab. Also needed are a photography dark room, artist studio space, and a display gallery, in addition to several desks, file cabinets, bookcases, and a couch.

Inquiries and offers of assistance can be made via Monetary donations can be made online at or via snail mail to TIP’s new temporary location in the Carson Building. TIP has no budget for rent or utilities since these have been provided free for many years by the City of Eureka to its designated art agency.

TIP has been an art and cultural hub in Humboldt County since 1979 and runs mostly on volunteer energy and donations. TIP Executive Director Libby Maynard thanked the Northern California Indian Development Council for providing the new location, and Charlotte McDonald of Eureka Main Street for earlier temporary office space as well as networking and community outreach assistance.

Damage to the Muni Building appears limited to the area used by TIP, but may involve asbestos and toxic lead paint. The City of Eureka does intend to fix the space, although with a current repair estimate of $500,000 the time frame for TIP returning home is uncertain.

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Tanya Nordberg
Programs Manager
The Ink People Center for the Arts

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