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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fri, Aug 02
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Silver Ochre’s The Now of US

 

The Sanctuary is excited to welcome back for the fourth time, keyboardist/serial collaborator Thollem McDonas and Silver Ochre, his duo with video artist ACVilla. Silver Ochre will present The Now Of US, a video project focused on artistic documentation of murals throughout the States, with live sound by McDonas. Local muralist Anna Sofia Amezcua will open up the show with a presentation on her mural techniques and processes. A discussion will follow after the film.

$10-25 sliding scale.
Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2272187139503911/

Sat, Aug 03
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thollem’s Electric Confluence

 

“An intense and virtuosic keyboardist” (TimeOut New York), Thollem will fill The Sanctuary with a celebration of sound on August 3rd. Electric Confluence is inspired by the myriad sonic experiences on his lifelong travels around the U.S. and the world.

Opening that night is Erich Ragsdale as Shadow Waves, melding magic melodies with a scintillating tapestry of analog film loops and reel to reel reality shifting 16mm turbo splice collage movies.

$10-25 sliding scale
Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2484575174937124/

Sat, Aug 10
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Card Weaving Workshop with Alex Iwasa

 

Card weaving is a unique way to weave straps, headbands or belts using yarn and hole-punched cards as the loom. Alex will be holding a drop-in workshop during Open Lab to teach this fun and low-cost craft.

$10 an hour, no registration required.

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/728173070973020/

RECURRING EVENTS

Wed, Jul 24
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Figure Drawing

 

What: Come and join us for life drawing sessions! Live models will pose for a variety of time durations, beginning with shorter poses and ending with longer poses. Some drawing materials provided. Please bring your own drawing board if you want to use one. Please arrive on time or 5 minutes early.
When: every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Where: Upstairs at the Sanctuary (meeting room)
Cost: $5-15 donation for models and tea
Questions? Contact Natalie at nmw156@humboldt.edu
Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/687220621705498/

Sat, Jul 27
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Open Lab

 
Open Lab is a time for community access to art-making resources, tools and facilities. Sanctuary Lab Techs offer feedback and direction to participants, who are invited to use the Sanctuary’s many different studio spaces to create artwork and repair goods. Through shared resources and experience, Open Lab offers a safe harbor for the preservation of our creative selves.

Fri, Aug 09
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.

Sun, Aug 11
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

Mon, Aug 12
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Song Circle with Theresa

 

Song circles with Theresa Horan-Sapunar are a safe, supportive space for all ages and experience levels to come together to breathe, sound, and sing. We learn simple songs and chants from various traditions, with evocative words and meanings that take us deeper into the experience of the moment. When sung repeatedly in an open-hearted manner, a special ambience develops, a sense of being in a sacred space created by the sound waves moving around and through us. This is a Humboldt SINGS event.

Free, donations accepted

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/442428869875583/

Wed, Aug 14
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Figure Drawing

 

What: Come and join us for life drawing sessions! Live models will pose for a variety of time durations, beginning with shorter poses and ending with longer poses. Some drawing materials provided. Please bring your own drawing board if you want to use one. Please arrive on time or 5 minutes early.
When: every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Where: Upstairs at the Sanctuary (meeting room)
Cost: $5-15 donation for models and tea
Questions? Contact Natalie at nmw156@humboldt.edu
Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/687220621705498/

Wed, Aug 21
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Vocal Improv Circle Singing with Marika

 

Come join voices in circle as we create improvised music in community. We will create 3- and 4-part songs that have never before been sung, based on motifs suggested by leader Marika Chop and improvisations that arise from the group during singing. This type of vocal sharing heals and transforms as well as strengthens our community. This is a Humboldt SINGS event: all voices welcome.
Free, donations accepted.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/393294564858150/