Arcata's Creative Community Center at 1301 J Street

the Sanctuary is dedicated to creative growth through artful living. We encourage people to teach, inspire and know each other by providing resources to artists and programming for community members.

Photograph by Anna Schneider.

Come to an Event at the Sanctuary

Upcoming Events

  • Art Night
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Dec 08
    the Sanctuary
    Dec 08, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
    the Sanctuary, 1301 J St, Arcata, CA 95521, USA
    Open creative time with the Sanctuary community.
  • Figure Drawing with Redwood Model Collective
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Dec 09
    the Sanctuary
    Dec 09, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    the Sanctuary, 1301 J St, Arcata, CA 95521, USA
    RMC aims to provide high quality, fun, and professional figure drawing opportunities to artists locally and globally. RMC is a collective of models that facilitate a connection between the model and artist so that both may find a space to support their passion for artistic collaborations.
  • Taco Tuesday
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Dec 13
    Dec 13, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Arcata, 1301 J St, Arcata, CA 95521, USA
    6–7 p.m. - Prep; 7–8 p.m - Eating Come to our community potluck—Bring your favorite taco filling, and we'll provide the homemade tortillas.

Have you been looking for a community based artist studio or an office away from home? We have good news for you!


You Can Become A Sanctuary Member


24/7 access to the full building for $100/month. You can use the equipment and communal materials that are on site. This also comes with the ability to reserve 10 hours of time a month for specific equipment use (a la letterpress or great hall dance floor).


Use the Sanctuary as a coworking space for $50/month. You receive 24/7 access to the upstairs, use of wifi, bathrooms, the kitchen, and the backyard. This does not include communal material use, equipment access, or reservation time.

Rent the Sanctuary!

Want to teach an art class, host a film screening, or teach music lessons? We have you covered.

Email info@sanctuaryarcata.org to set up your rental today!

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