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Cate Be

Best Craft Artist:

Cate Be

Serious question: Can a mug make you feel seen? The rounded heft of one handmade Cate Be mug features a woman weeping Saturn-like rings into the starry background and reads, "Cries a lot and gets shit done." One states, "Access to my energy is a privilege," while another shows a figure hugging themselves in the mirror. "I like to say it's an amalgamation of everything I've opened my heart to," says Be, whose work reflects her personal journey, uses warm, natural palettes and hand-drawn designs that make the affirmations that resonate with her customers feel personal. Some address equality, sexuality and identity — issues the self-described Asian and Indigenous artist wants "to see out in the world expressed in an artistic form." Her degree in ecological restoration with a minor in botany has inspired a crop of mycological pieces, including beautiful mushroom-festooned vessels, elegant bowls and cannabis pipes and ashtrays she describes as ritual pieces. Sometimes that's what we need: little rituals, simple as a cup of tea.

Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

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Best Holiday Light Display:

Ferndale

The Victorian Village of Ferndale is a thing to behold at Christmastime. Indeed, there's something transcendent about a small town decked out in its holiday best, with carolers a-wassailing and brass bands root-a-toot-tooting on street corners as smiling folks window shop and sip hot cocoa. Bedford Falls, meet Ferndale. The town's 100-year-old farmhouses festooned with strings of lights are postcard perfect. Not to mention the rows of Victorian storefronts and houses draped in their holiday dressings. And let's face it, nothing beats that tree. You know the one — the towering Sitka spruce sentry, lit from trunk to tip, that watches over the town at the end of Main Street, casting its lovely glow over everything come December. It's no surprise you've voted the Cream City the Best Holiday Light Display for 2022.

Kali Cozyris

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

Art Exhibit

Eureka Street Art Festival

eurekastreetartfestival.com

Art Gallery

Morris Graves Museum of Art

636 F St., Eureka

(707) 442-0278 humboldtarts.org

Artworks Mural

Blake Reagan's "Diva's Grace"

The Speakeasy, 411 Opera Alley, Eureka

(707) 444-2244

Band: Cover Band

The Undercovers

theundercovershumboldt.com

Band: Original Band

Object Heavy

objectheavymusic.com

Beer Festival

Hops in Humboldt

hopsinhumboldt.com

Bowling Alley

Harbor Lanes

2136 Broadway, Eureka

(707) 443-4533 harborlanes.net

Casino

Bear River Casino

11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta

(707) 733-9644 bearrivercasino.com

Club DJ

DJ Pressure

djgabepressure@gmail.com

instagram.com/gabepressure

Craft Artist

Cate Be

cbeceramics.com

Cultural Event

California Indian Days

visitredwoods.com/event/california-indian-days/7817

Dance Crew

VA VA VOOM Burlesque

vavavoomvixensblog.wordpress.com

Drag Artist

Tucker Noir

www.instagram.com/tuckernoir

Filmmaker

Oryan Peterson-Jones

oryanpetersonjones@gmail.com oryanpetersonjones.com

Fundraising Event

Pastels on the Plaza

1266 Ninth St., Arcata

(707) 822-7206 ncsheadstart.org/events/227-2

Golf Course

Lighthouse Market & Miniature Golf Course

180 Lupin Drive, Arcata (707) 630-5105 lighthouseplazacenter.com/mini-golf.html

Holiday Light Display

City of Ferndale

ci.ferndale.ca.us

Humboldt Clothing Line

Humboldt Republic

535 Fourth St., Eureka

(707) 497-6270

Karaoke

Richards' Goat Tavern

401 I St., Arcata

(707) 630-5000 richardsgoat.com

Live Music Venue

Arcata Theatre Lounge

1036 G St., Arcata

(707) 613-3030 arcatatheatre.com

Local Actor

Caroline McFarland

carolinemcfarland.com

Local Artist

Blake Reagan

blakereagan.weebly.com

Local Celebrity

Sara Bareilles

www.sarabmusic.com

Local Sports Program

Humboldt Crabs Baseball

humboldtcrabs.com

Local Tour

Kayak Trinidad

1 Bay St., Trinidad

(707) 329-0085 kayaktrinidad.com

Movie Theater

The Minor Theater

1001 H St., Arcata

(707) 822-3456 minortheatre.com

Museum

Clarke Historical Museum

240 E St., Eureka

(707) 443-1947 clarkemuseum.org

Music Festival

Summer Arts and Music Festival

59 Rusk Lane, Redway

(707) 923-3368 mateel.org

Musician

Brian Swislow

instagram.com/bswizlo

Place to Shake Your Booty

Arcata Theatre Lounge

1036 G St., Arcata

(707) 613-3030 arcatatheatre.com

Place to Shoot Pool

707 Bar

200 First St., Eureka

(707) 443-8887 707-bar.edan.io

Place to Play Games

Hatchet House Throwing Club

737 G St., Arcata

(707) 630-5203 hatchethousethrowing.com

Pumpkin Patch/Farm

Organic Matters Ranch

6821 Myrtle Ave., Eureka

instagram.com/organicmattersranch

Stand-Up Comedian

Jessica Grant

instagram.com/jessicanumber1

Tattoo Artist

Daniel Dozier, Primal Decor

1908 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, (707) 445-2609 Instagram.com/danieldoziertattooer

Theater Company

North Coast Repertory Theatre

300 Fifth St., Eureka

(707) 442-6278 ncrt.net

Trivia Night

Reel Genius Trivia Nights

(707) 601-1606 reelgeniustrivia.com

Vocalist

Ossa

instagram.com/o.ssa

Weekend Getaway within 150 miles

Benbow Historic Inn

445 Lake Benbow Drive, Garberville

(707) 923-2124 benbowinn.com

Wine Festival

Fieldbrook Art and Wine

4241 Fieldbrook Road, McKinleyville

(707) 839-4140 fieldbrookwinery.com

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