Humboldt artists, business owners, local organizations decorate the sidewalks of Arcata Plaza.

Arcata, CA., (KIEM) Humboldt artists, business owners, and local organizations showed up ready and prepared to decorate the sidewalks of the Arcata Plaza.

Beautiful murals now occupy the areas walk-ways in honor of Pastels on the Plaza.

Pastels is a benefit for Northcoast children’s services.

Businesses purchase a square of sidewalk to be transformed into a work of art by local artists willing to donate their time and creativity.

Proceeds from this event help fund preschool and family services that extend to over 1000 children and families in Humboldt and Del Norte counties, annually.

One artist for the Humboldt Center for Constitutional Right said this is an event she and her aunt takes part in every year.

“It’s great everyone puts their heart and soul into their pieces and it’s just really fun because everyone sees how talented everyone is,” said Ana Schwartz.

“It’s all unique, cool and exotic. I feel like it brings us together more and shows that people care about the community and the environment it’s exciting,” added Athina Rieke.