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RENTAL FAQs

The Sanctuary exists to creatively connect people with resources, experiences, ideas, and each other. Everyone who enters this historic building shares in a collaborative art piece that inspires and facilitates creative work, artful living, environmental stewardship, community health and well being. By renting any part of the space for your event, you are participating in furthering these goals.

Sanctuary Usage Fees By Location:

 

 

 

 

 

 

We highly recommend you make an appointment with us to visit the space before renting. 

Things to note:

  • There is a 3 hour minimum for one time events. 

  • Insurance must be provided for rental. You may use our insurance for $25 per event.

  • Rental Cleaning Deposit (returned in full providing the Sanctuary has been left clean and undamaged)

       $350 - 20 or more participants and/or access to equipment

       $175  - 10-19 participants

       $50 - less than 10 participants​​

  • Once your deposit is received, your event is confirmed. We cannot hold spaces without a deposit.

  • Full event payment due 2 weeks prior to event date.

  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your event with 2 weeks notice, we will keep 1/2 of your event payment. If you cancel within 1 week of your event, we will keep your full event payment. If you need to cancel your event, please contact us as soon as possible. (Deposits will not be charged and will be shredded for cancellation unless event payment was not received within cancellation policy limits. Deposit will then be applied for the needed cancellation fee.)

  • All amplified sounds must end by 10 pm.

  • A Daily License Application from the ABC is required to sell alcohol.

  • You will be provided with a packet that includes everything you need to know for a successful event. This includes a cleaning list, wifi password, door code, and site map. The Sanctuary does not process the garbage from rentals, so renters are required to "Pack It In, Pack It Out."

  • If you need onsite assistance the day of your event please reach out. We may have someone available at a rate of $25hr. Example: someone to work the sound system.

  • You are responsible to promote your own event. That said, we are happy to advertise your event on all of our media if you provide us with digital promotion materials.

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To confirm calendar availability and begin your inquiry process, please email: together@sanctuaryarcata.org

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Resources

Record

The Great Hall is equipped with a recording studio. The hall can be used to record a solo artist or large ensemble, with musicians spaced throughout the room. A collection of different microphones capture the sounds, and the recordings are made and mixed on a Macintosh computer running Logic. 

 

To listen to music created at the Sanctuary, visit soundsofthesanctuary.bandcamp.com

 

Gear List

  • 5 dynamic microphones

  • Steinway upright piano

  • Yamaha M1516 16 channel mixing board

  • Macbook

  • 3 wide diaphragm condenser microphones

  • 2 small diaphragm condenser microphones

  • 1 ribbon microphone

  • Vintage upright bass

Research

The Sanctuary is proud to house the American Traditional Music Library, which began in 2015 when our neighbors Brooks and Carolyn Otis generously donated their collection. The Library contains histories, biographies, sheet music, CD's, & LP's, telling the story of jazz, blues, folk, country, and everything in between. There are listening stations in the Great Hall beside the bookshelves, and in the Dining Room downstairs, where recordings can be enjoyed and studied.

Musicians interested in researching American musical history, learning tunes, or hearing source material will find a wealth of valuable information in this collection. 

 

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