Archive: News

Open Letter to Our Community

Dear alumni, guest artists, supporters, and friends of the North Street Collective, Things have been so quiet—and lonely!—here these past months. It’s hard to describe how much we miss you, the vibrant community of artists and makers who have lived and worked and gathered here over the years.

Hello, World!


SOLACE Solace is the art of asking the beautiful question, of ourselves, of our world or of one another, often in fiercely difficult and un-beautiful moments. Solace is what we must look for when the mind cannot bear the pain, the loss or the suffering that eventually touches every life and every endeavor; when longing […]

Small Works Show

Willits Center for the Arts Presents its 2020 Members Small Works Show

Arts and Enrichment Classes!

Looking for inspiration, joy, and new artistic skills during this challenging time? Students in grades 5-12 are invited to learn from North Street alumna Tessa Ellie Crawford and others unique artist-led, online courses in Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Literature, Design & Community Projects, and Personal Development & Academic Success!

Artist Relief

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and […]

Covid-19 Update

We are closed and have had to cancel all of our regularly-scheduled programming due to the Coronavirus crisis. Please check back here for updates. In the meantime, searching for creative ways to support our community of artists near and far in new, virtual ways. Here’s are some resources we’ve found most helpful to return to […]


The Willits Center for the Arts was overflowing with visitors to Noel Woodhouse and Salvdor Andrade’s gallery opening on Saturday, February 29th. Andrade featured his large-scale portrait paintings, and Woodhouse showed his “Trash.”  

Morning Meditation

Art is Everywhere...

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