The first Saturday night Arts Alive is back this Saturday

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EUREKA, Calif.(KIEM)- The highly desired first Saturday night Arts Alive event will be this weekend after being canceled multiple times due to covid.

After a year of abrupt event cancelations, many businesses and the city of Eureka organizers are cautiously planning to reunite for the event this weekend. 

“That will look the same, relatively. You will have to wear a mask. Some businesses might be monitoring how many people are in their businesses, especially if it’s a really small venue. But there will be extra handwashing stations and mask available,” said Amanda Kruschke, Economic Development Coordinator with the City of Eureka.

Many local businesses have agreed to participate since in the past, due to the rise in covid numbers they didn’t feel comfortable. 

Public Health will give those interested the opportunity to get vaccinated at the Greene Lily. Those that choose to get vaccinated will be entered to win a gift basket. Businesses will also be offering discounts to those that show their vaccination cards.

“We have so much stuff on the store for the holidays and inventory for the shopping season, and it’s going to be nice to see everybody out and about. Even with a mask and everything like that,” said Sue McIntyre, Owner at Bella Starr. 

The event is expected to have art galleries, museums, theaters, bars, restaurants, and a live band at the gazebo.