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THE ARKLEY CENTER
Main Stage has called the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts our artistic home since 2015.
The building was home to Lowes State Theatre for 50 years until it closed in 1973 and was taken over by Daly’s Department Store. After Daly’s closed in 1995, the building sat vacant. Humboldt State University purchased the theater three years later to use it as a performing arts venue. When those plans fell through, the Arkleys took over the building, saying they hoped to help revitalize the downtown Eureka area and bring top-notch entertainment to Humboldt County while providing a center stage for the community. In 2007 it was reopened as the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts.