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


Fri, Jun 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Gatehouse Well


Doors open at 7, downbeat at 7:30.
Come join us for the live release show of our second album “Bring You Ashore.”

This has been a while in the making and we are so excited to finally share this creative endeavor with you! Held at The Sanctuary in Arcata, we will be playing a 1.5 hour concert featuring many of the new songs off of “Bring You Ashore,” as well as a few more of our favorites from our first album and some covers.

Come laugh, think, feel, and lose yourself in the songwriting and music with us.

**price of ticket INCLUDES a free copy of the album**
$12 Presale tickets available directly from band members in person
$15 at the door

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Wed, Jun 19
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.
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Sat, Jun 22
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, Jul 08
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

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Fri, Jul 12
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, Jul 14
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