Building update

Katy Warner/ October 22, 2020/ PSA

Dear Friends, Though our physical building is not currently open to the public, the experiment of community building continues.  The Sanctuary is constantly learning how to better operate an inclusive and loving community arts center that brings hearts together, demonstrates a new way of sharing,  and provides opportunities to elevate marginalized voices.  We give honor to the stewardship of this

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How to begin to create again…

Katy Warner/ September 12, 2020/ Artist Post

‘The gesture is the exhibition of a mediality: it is the process of making a means visible as such. It allows the emergence of the being-in-a-medium of human beings and thus it opens the ethical dimension for them.’ Giorgio Agamben, “Notes on Gesture,” 58. I think of myself as a landscape, and my mind can be that bird that soars

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Public Service Announcement

Katy Warner/ March 13, 2020/ PSA

With the degree of uncertainty regarding public gatherings, we have decided to close for the weekend. We will continue discussions with our board and sister organizations to move forward as a community. We will be creating social media interactive opportunities over the weekend. If you wish to feel connected from afar, tune into our Facebook and Instagram. #lovestream2020

CALL FOR ENTRY: Exhibition Proposals 2019

Erland Sanborn/ October 14, 2018/ Uncategorized

The Sanctuary presents an opportunity for artists of all types to share their work with the Northern California community. Located in downtown Arcata, the Sanctuary is a community arts center and non-profit organization based in an historic building constructed in 1916 to be the Arcata Women’s Clubhouse. Today, it is a bustling community center, music venue, art gallery, and artists’

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Sanctuary 2018 Community Supported Art

Erland Sanborn/ October 14, 2018/ Uncategorized

Artists are like farmers. Given time, space, resources, and a hospitable climate, they will produce things that bring health and happiness to others. This year, artists at the Sanctuary are joining forces to produce small works and personal letters. Now you can cultivate a connection between artists and audience by becoming a member of the Sanctuary’s 2018 season of Community

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Art Facilities – Open to the Public

Erland Sanborn/ October 14, 2018/ Uncategorized

In an attempt to make artistry more accessible to the general public, the Sanctuary provides essential resources that would not otherwise be available to artists and makers with limited space, tools, or knowledge. Three days a week the public is invited for Open Lab hours in our studio and workshop spaces, where they explore and create with the guidance of

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