Point Arena Lighthouse Supports the 2018 Almost Fringe Festival

The Point Arena Lighthouse is pleased to participate in the 2018 Almost Fringe Festival, sponsored by Visit Mendocino.  A month-long festival celebrating all the creative happenings countywide, the focus of the Festival will turn to Point Arena on April 27 – 29.  The Lighthouse will be offering four great events in support of the Almost Fringe Festival, and we invite you to attend them all!

Eric Wilder Art Exhibit and Creation Stories

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Exhibit all day, Storytelling at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Point Arena Lighthouse will welcome noted Kashaya Pomo artist Eric Wilder’s Pop-up Gallery in the Fog Signal Building Museum. He will display his original art, greeting cards, clocks and other unique and unusual items.

A master storyteller, Eric will also regale visitors with Pomo legends.  At 11 a.m. he will tell the story “The Creation of the Ocean.”  At 2 p.m. it will be “How the Sun Came Out.”

Admission to the exhibit is free.  Discounted Tower Tours are $5.

Sal Martinez Poetry Readings – “In a Different Mirror”

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Readings at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Admission to the readings is free

The Point Arena Lighthouse is thrilled to present the poetry of Sal Martinez.  Sal is a proud citizen and Tribal Council Secretary of the Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester/Point Arena Rancheria. He has work published in two (In)Visible Project anthologies sponsored by Memoir Magazine, and has work published online (free to view) at Misfit Magazine. He also has work published in an anthology called Red Indian Road West, sponsored by Scarlett Tanager Books.  Sal’s poetry books will be available for purchase during the event, and he will be available to talk to between his readings.

He currently works as a Security Guard at the Garcia River Casino and resides in Pt. Arena, CA with his wife and family.

(almost) Full Pink Moon Night Tour AND Full Pink Moon Night Tour

Saturday, April 28, 2018 AND Sunday, April 29, 2018

Gates open 8 p.m., Tours start around 8:30 p.m.

Finish a full day of Point Arena Almost Fringe events by joining the (almost) Full Pink Moon Night Tour on Saturday AND/OR the Full Pink Moon Night Tour on Sunday!  Come experience a spectacular night time view from atop the Point Arena Lighthouse. Enjoy a panoramic view of the sea and coast from the lantern room at the top of the Tower, and if the weather cooperates it will be illuminated by the (almost) full moon! Our docents and guides will help you experience what it was like to be a Lighthouse Keeper and climb the Tower at night.  They will guide you on your journey into the past and explain the unique history of this historic landmark, the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast. Champagne, sparkling  juice and snacks will be served as part of the tour, and you get to take home an etched Point Arena Lighthouse champagne flute as a souvenir of this unique experience!

Individual tickets are $30 each or tickets-for-two for $50.  Reservations must be made by phone at  at 877-725-4448 ext. 1 or 707-882-2809 ext. 1 or in person no later than 3:30 p.m. on the date of the event.