Redding Annual Cultural Cruise is BACK!

Redding Annual Cultural Cruise is BACK!

The annual Redding Cultural Cruise is back after the pandemic hiatus, scheduled to take place on Friday, January 28. Visitors will be able to view examples of fabulous art, see historical artifacts, hear great music by local performers and get a sampling of the North State culture and arts.

The evening begins and 4pm and continues through 8pm. Participating venues are the Redding City Hall, Turtle Bay Exploration Park & The Mosaic Restaurant gallery, Shasta Historical Society, Shasta Arts Council – Old City Hall, Behrens-Eaton House Museum, North Valley Art League, and California Street Labs hosting Enterprise High School. Please note, Shasta State Historic Park will be closed for renovations.

Drive, bike, or walk to all the Cruise stops – free admission at all venues between the hours of 4pm and 8pm. Cultural Cruise printed guides will be available at each location and can also be downloaded and printed from this website.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park will celebrate the openings of several art exhibitions, among them Ansel Adams: Masterworks  20th Anniversary Exhibition”, “Famous Artists Children’s Art Exhibition” and Nature’s Blueprints”. From art to local history, Turtle Bay has something for everyone this year. Delicious refreshments will be available. The Mosaic Gallery features work created by University Preparatory School’s Advanced Placement Art students.

Shasta Historical Society invites you to explore “Gadgets Galore! Transforming the American Household”.

The Behrens-Eaton House Museum invites all to take a trip back in time. Visitors will discover the restored Victorian home of the 1890’s containing original family furniture. Costumed docents will greet you and show you around.

Shasta Arts Council – Old City Hall will be presenting a group exhibition of works executed in “Wood, Glass & Clay” media from artists working and residing in the North State.

Redding City Hall will be honoring the life and work of artist Armando Mejorado, displaying his work at the City Hall floors I and II. In partnership with North Valley Art League, the City Hall will also showcase the art of members of the North Valley Art League. The afternoon and evening entertainment will include live music and Belly Dance presentations.

The Carter House Gallery at Caldwell Park, home of North Valley Art League will be celebrating the creativity of member artists through this all-member exhibition.

California Street Labs, in partnership with Enterprise High School Art Department, presents “Botanicals: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful” and “My Here / My Now”. The space will again be transformed into a gallery venue. Advanced Art students will be curating, installing, and acting as docents of those theme-based art exhibitions featuring artworks from all levels of art students – Art I through Advanced Placement Studio Art.

Save the date and grab your Cruise Map! Collect stamps on the map from each venue you visit, then make sure to put your contact information in the designated spot on the map and leave it at the last stop of your Cruise to enter for a chance to win fantastic prizes prepared by the Cruise venues!

Please note, the raffle and Cruise Buses are available on Friday, January 28 only.

On Saturday, January 29 from 10am to 4pm, the Cruise will be offering an opportunity to meet artists and try some creative pursuits yourself! Turtle Bay Exploration Park invites you to share your art skills and inspirations to help make a River of Turtles! Supplies will be provided to decorate a paper turtle, which will be combined with those of other guests to create a collaborative art project. Please note, some fees (eg. admission) may apply for Saturday admission.

The collaborative event of Shasta County Arts Council and The Veterans Art Project – Pop-Up Art Cafe for Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellsness is at this time postponed and will be held on Saturday, April 23rd. This one-day celebration showcases the works of Veterans who practice Art in Shasta County. All artists, as well as visitors, are invited to speak about their process and successes as Artists unique to the Shasta area. Organizations supporting and providing services to Veterans, particularly in areas of mental health and wellness, will be present that day in an effort to connect with Veterans and their families yet not familiar with their programs and services, who may benefit from the engagement. The advocacy associated with this event is to share the information and awareness that mental health and wellness come from many different sources. This event is to serve Veterans, family members, active duty, and caregivers who may find community through Art making.