Community Supported Art (CSA)

The Community Supported Art (CSA) program at the Sanctuary, modeled after similar programs used by small farms, cultivates a mutually beneficial relationship between artists and audiences. Shares are offered for the ​Spring​ (March-May), ​Summer​ (June-Aug) and Fall​ (Sept-Nov) seasons, with the option of participating in one, two, or all three of the available seasons. CSA members receive one piece of artwork each month for the seasons they are enrolled in, with three unique artworks in each season, totaling nine in the year.

More info and the order form can be found here:

CSA info and order form (pdf)


The Sanctuary hosts 6 art shows each year, featuring local and visiting artists in solo and group shows. The gallery is featured each month during Arts! Arcata, every second Friday from 6 to 9 pm, where the public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy the show. Artists interested in being considered for a gallery exhibition can reach out to

Artist Residency

Visiting and local artist residents activate the lab facilities year round, creating art, teaching workshops, performing and recording music, learning new skills, and sharing meals with the community. To learn more about residencies at the Sanctuary, please explore the following:

Visiting Artist Residency (pdf) Local Artist Residency (pdf) Recording Residency (pdf)

Scholarships for Local Artist Residencies and Open Lab passes are available. You can contact us at for more information about how to apply.