Floating on air with Helena Williams

Katy Warner/ February 28, 2021/ Uncategorized

The Sanctuary is excited to collaborate with local artist Helena Williams as our newest artist in residence as well as intern through Trajectory and the Regional Center. Helena will be helping to design and install our next stage backdrop as well as make improvements to the art making spaces, walkway and gardens. Her humor and enthusiasm has been a refreshing

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Lunar New Year special tonight on the Radio Hour

Katy Warner/ February 12, 2021/ Uncategorized

Thank you to Natalie Williams for the animation! The Lunar New Year is celebrated by 1.5 billion people across the world as a time for new beginnings and family gathering with themes of fortune, happiness and health.  The Sanctuary invites one and all to honor the first new moon of 2021 with them on February 12th with the debut of

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Kids in the Hive

Katy Warner/ February 1, 2021/ Artist Post

Another community art piece in action by one of our neighbors. Kids in the Hive is a YouTube Channel that showcases sweet and fun videos filmed with real kids. The videos are made for 3-8 year olds. The creator is a neighbor and local Arcata artist, MaryAnn Clark. The most recent video called “The Edible Alphabet” was filmed in Bayside,

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Who’s performing at Puppet Slam this year?

Katy Warner/ December 22, 2020/ Uncategorized

“The Stolen Salmon” is a shadow-play based on a traditional Wiyot tale and was created by Dell’Arte resident artists Zuzka Sabata and James Hildebrandt together with the children at the Wiyot Tribe afterschool program Tsek Houdaqh in the spring of 2016. It was the first project in a multi-year collaboration between the Wiyot Tribe and Dell’Arte International, made possible with

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Three Cheers for the Footprint Foundation!

Artists/ December 14, 2020/ Uncategorized

Good morning folks.  We excitedly share the recent news of an unsolicited end-of-year gift of $10,000 from the generous Footprint Foundation.   This unrestricted gift will provide much relief to the Sanctuary. Thank you Jessica and John and everyone at the Footprint Foundation from everyone at the Sanctuary. The Footprint Foundation has been a regular financial contributor to the Sanctuary and

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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