The Sanctuary is dedicated to creative growth through artful living. We encourage people to teach, inspire and know each other.


Wed, Dec 18
All Day

Winter Closure


We’ll be closed from December 18th through January 31st, returning February 1st.
Photo credit: Arcata’s Catticus Finch sees his first snow – by Steph McGeary, Lost Coast Outpost February 10th, 2019.

Sun, Feb 02
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Casual Cafe with The J St. Regulars


To celebrate the kick-off of another year of community arts organizing, The Sanctuary will be hosting our seasonal, family-friendly Casual Cafe, with refreshments and entertainment. Entry will be free, but attendees can show support by browsing the bake sale, or making donations for  hot coffee and tea. There will be live music provided by The J Street Regulars, newspapers and books to browse, toys and games, as well as lots of balloons. Come say hello, see some friends and neighbors, and help us celebrate!


Sat, Feb 01
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Open Lab


Every Saturday from noon to six, the Sanctuary hosts Open Lab downstairs for the public. Use our tools and most of our supplies for $5 per hour, or get one-on-one assistance from a Lab Tech for $10 an hour. Facilities include general tools for repairs, wood shop, painting and drawing, bike repair, letterpress, sewing, ceramics, paper crafts, bookmaking, screen printing, and more.
Learn more on the main Open Lab page

Sun, Feb 09
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sewing Night


Come the second Sunday of the month from 6pm to 9pm for sewing & mending night.

Suggested donation of $5 – $20

Call Debbie with questions.
(707) 822-4221

Fri, Feb 14
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Arts! Arcata


Come and join us every second Friday evening in the meeting room to see a rotating variety of artists. Exhibitions are two months long, see our newsletter for current artist(s) being featured.