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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat, Sep 21
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

North Country Fair

 

The Sanctuary will be hosting both the Kids Craft Zone and our own table among the information booths on the Arcata Plaza this weekend. We will be tabling both days from 10 to 6 pm. Bring your animal mask you made earlier this month, or make one in our craft zone prior to the All-Species Parade at 1pm on Saturday. This year the theme is “solidarity,” and the organizers are pushing for a Zero Waste Fair, encouraging folks to bring a reusable cup. More info can be found at their website.

Free event, donations accepted.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/479408059581172/

Sat, Sep 28
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Liana Gabel

 

Liana Gabel returns to the Sanctuary to perform music from her album Go Outside, recorded at the Sanctuary during her 2016 Artist Residency.

She describes the album as speaking to the current state of things. “The nature of being an independent musician, which involves a lot of time on the computer, and on the other side, the tranquility we can find by just being with nature.”

Through her music, Liana Gabel takes seemingly familiar stories, themes, and tropes about being human and transforms them into that which is profoundly unfamiliar and novel, yet warm and comforting. Her observations about the changing landscape of our relationships, the country, the world, and her own life clearly inform her work as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and tap dancer. Liana interweaves the depth and breadth of her experiences through melodies, words, and dance in a nexus of feeling supported by her musical influences which include jazz, pop, folk, and indie rock. Liana surprises listeners both by defying genre and embracing syncopations and vocals that are continually refreshing, spritely, and fun. With her backing band, Liana encourages her listeners to search for the truth—whether it’s by spending time outside or by looking inside of their hearts.
$10 – $25 sliding scale.
https://vimeo.com/292799743
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/518536648946703/

Sun, Sep 29
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lighting Candles: Community Storytelling

 

You are all invited to this special gathering where participants may respond to prompts with oral storytelling in the Quaker style, as they feel moved to speak. The intention is to tend the communal fire of joy and connection by sharing tales of inspiration, love, and revelry. Candles welcome. Suggested donation of $5-10 goes toward the Sanctuary. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/371110123824270/

RECURRING EVENTS

Sat, Sep 21
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, Sep 23
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, Sep 25
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/

Wed, Oct 09
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, Oct 11
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, Oct 13
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