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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fri, Oct 18
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Humboldt Mutual Aid Skillshare

 

Join us in partnership with Humboldt Mutual Aid and Humboldt State University’s CCAT for the Humboldt Mutual Aid Skillshare. We will be providing space and structure for peer-to-peer sharing of knowledge, resources, and skills related to disaster preparation. Community members will gain and further skills that foster autonomy and resiliency. Our themes are as follows: Introduction to Mutual Aid & the Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Network, Neighborhood & Resource Mapping, and Health & Wellness.
Free to attend, Friday and Sunday’s events will be held at the Sanctuary, Saturday’s events at CCAT on campus. Schedule TBA.

Sun, Oct 27
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Casual Cafe with Quinn DeVeaux

 

On Sunday October 27th from 10 am to 1 pm, the Sanctuary will be hosting our family-friendly Casual Cafe, with refreshments and entertainment. There will be a bake sale, coffee and tea for donations, live music provided by Quinn DeVeaux and The J St Regulars, newspapers and books to browse, as well as lots of balloons. Come say hello, see some friends and neighbors, and celebrate with us! Free event, donations appreciated.

Tue, Oct 29
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Behind the Scenes with Ian Scarfe

 

Concert pianist Ian Scarfe, well known to Humboldt County music lovers as the founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, will present a special evening of stories and performances in the intimate and casual setting of The Sanctuary in Arcata.

Scarfe will perform a variety of works, including those elegant arch-types of the classical era, Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. Representatives of the romantic and lyrical 19th century will include Frederic Chopin and Edvard Grieg, and composers of early 20th century Impressionism such as Claude Debussy and Olivier Messiaen will offer exotic and colorful contrasts.

This will be a Halloween-friendly and kid-friendly event, and costumes are encouraged. The right costumes might even find themselves part of a performance! A reception of cookies and drinks is available by donation, and admission $10-$25 on a sliding scale.

Sun, Nov 03
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fancy Night

 

Fancy Night at the Sanctuary is coming soon, and you are invited. Support the Sanctuary at our first harvest dinner fundraiser on November 3rd, at 5 p.m. Enjoy a grand feast of locally grown and lovingly prepared foods and drinks, and live entertainment in our great hall by our friends in the James Zeller Trio. Tickets are for sale at Wildberries Marketplace for $56. Special thanks goes to our event donors at Brett Schuler Fine Catering, Bayside Park Farm, Deep Seeded Community Farm, Tule Fog Farm, Sean Pitney Beverages, Organic Matters, the Jacoby Creek Land Trust, Barra of Mendocino, the Tofu Shop, Brio Breadworks, and Pedroncelli Winery. For questions, call Alison (707) 953-3592.

RECURRING EVENTS

Wed, Oct 16
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. All voices welcome.

Children are welcome at our events–we love inter-generational gatherings! We ask that children come prepared to participate in the singing (yay!) or to sit quietly with a parent; parallel activities for kids are not provided.

Sat, Oct 19
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.

Mon, Oct 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Eastern European and Balkan Music Night

 

You are invited to play and sing a variety of Eastern European, Balkan, and international folk music with a community music group at the Creative Sanctuary at 1301 J Street in Arcata! All instruments and levels are welcome. Beginning in a couple of weeks, we will meet for a 6-week session on Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 on these dates: Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

We would like to encourage people to participate as consistently as possible during the 6-week period to help with planning and building a repertoire.
The Oct. 14 session will be a special workshop with members of Bulgarika, the group of Bulgarian professional musicians who will be coming through Arcata as part of a nationwide tour.
Donation requested toward hall rental and materials is $25 pre-paid for the 6 weeks or $7 drop in, and includes the workshop with Bulgarika which would otherwise cost $10 separately. (However, no one will be turned away due to finances, and work exchange options are available.) We would also like to thank the Sanctuary for giving us a discounted rate on rent for the space.

Here is the schedule:
7:00 – 7:30 singing
7:30 – 8:00 singing and instruments together
8:00 – 8:30 focus on instrumental parts

Here is the link for source materials and printed music: tinyurl.com/musicarcata

For more information about this Meetup, please contact Linnea at 707-496-6784 or linneaman@gmail.com or Craig at 707-496-6734 or kurumada@humboldt.edu.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/528097954621159/

Wed, Oct 23
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Figure Drawing

 

Come join us for Figure Drawing sessions at the Sanctuary every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30!  Sessions are hosted by Natalie Williams, Sanctuary co-operator and artist. We begin with short poses, 1-5 minutes, and end with longer poses 10-20 minutes.  Tea and snacks are served at a short break midway through the session. Some drawing materials and easels are provided. Please bring your own drawing board if you need to use one, and please arrive on time.  Sliding scale: $5 – $15
Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/687220621705498/

Fri, Nov 08
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, Nov 10
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

Wed, Nov 13
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Figure Drawing

 

Come join us for Figure Drawing sessions at the Sanctuary every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30!  Sessions are hosted by Natalie Williams, Sanctuary co-operator and artist. We begin with short poses, 1-5 minutes, and end with longer poses 10-20 minutes.  Tea and snacks are served at a short break midway through the session. Some drawing materials and easels are provided. Please bring your own drawing board if you need to use one, and please arrive on time.  Sliding scale: $5 – $15.
Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/687220621705498/