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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:


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

Art Gallery

Morris Graves Museum of Art

636 F St., Eureka

(707) 442-0278

Artworks Mural

Blake Reagan's "Diva's Grace"

The Speakeasy, 411 Opera Alley, Eureka

(707) 444-2244

Band: Cover Band

The Undercovers

Band: Original Band

Object Heavy

Beer Festival

Hops in Humboldt

Bowling Alley

Harbor Lanes

2136 Broadway, Eureka

(707) 443-4533


Bear River Casino

11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta

(707) 733-9644

Club DJ

DJ Pressure

[email protected]

Craft Artist

Cate Be

Cultural Event

California Indian Days

Dance Crew

VA VA VOOM Burlesque

Drag Artist

Tucker Noir


Oryan Peterson-Jones

[email protected]

Fundraising Event

Pastels on the Plaza

1266 Ninth St., Arcata

(707) 822-7206

Golf Course

Lighthouse Market & Miniature Golf Course

180 Lupin Drive, Arcata (707) 630-5105

Holiday Light Display

City of Ferndale

Humboldt Clothing Line

Humboldt Republic

535 Fourth St., Eureka

(707) 497-6270


Richards' Goat Tavern

401 I St., Arcata

(707) 630-5000

Live Music Venue

Arcata Theatre Lounge

1036 G St., Arcata

(707) 613-3030

Local Actor

Caroline McFarland

Local Artist

Blake Reagan

Local Celebrity

Sara Bareilles

Local Sports Program

Humboldt Crabs Baseball

Local Tour

Kayak Trinidad

1 Bay St., Trinidad

(707) 329-0085

Movie Theater

The Minor Theater

1001 H St., Arcata

(707) 822-3456


Clarke Historical Museum

240 E St., Eureka

(707) 443-1947

Music Festival

Summer Arts and Music Festival

59 Rusk Lane, Redway

(707) 923-3368


Brian Swislow

Place to Shake Your Booty

Arcata Theatre Lounge

1036 G St., Arcata

(707) 613-3030

Place to Shoot Pool

707 Bar

200 First St., Eureka

(707) 443-8887

Place to Play Games

Hatchet House Throwing Club

737 G St., Arcata

(707) 630-5203

Pumpkin Patch/Farm

Organic Matters Ranch

6821 Myrtle Ave., Eureka

Stand-Up Comedian

Jessica Grant

Tattoo Artist

Daniel Dozier, Primal Decor

1908 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, (707) 445-2609

Theater Company

North Coast Repertory Theatre

300 Fifth St., Eureka

(707) 442-6278

Trivia Night

Reel Genius Trivia Nights

(707) 601-1606



Weekend Getaway within 150 miles

Benbow Historic Inn

445 Lake Benbow Drive, Garberville

(707) 923-2124

Wine Festival

Fieldbrook Art and Wine

4241 Fieldbrook Road, McKinleyville

(707) 839-4140

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