​April 2017

Join us for our Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love 1967-2017! The music, art, fashion and passion of the '60's revisited! 5 bands, vendors selling artwork, memorabilia, collectibles; "Happenings" of music, dance, theatre, and poetry through-out the evening! Mark your calendar for 6/11, 4-10 PM. Come dressed for the occasion!

Learn oil painting techniques with Master Artist Naser Shahrivar. $45 class fee. Introductory art supplies provided. Register by emailing artisansanctuary@gmail.com or text 319-573-2537


7 p.m.-9 p.m.



4 p.m. -10 p.m.

4/4/17 and 4/11/17

​6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

​2 Separate Classes

All-ages puppet workshop with Pat Shahrivar! Class fee: $25 (students 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult). All materials provided! Join us for fun, family friendly evening! The Artisan's Sanctuary is located at 1070 7th Ave, Marion, IA (the former Running Wild Store). For reservations email us at artisansanctuary@gmail.org or text 319-573-2537Type your paragraph here.

June 2017

Summer Of Love

What is Perforgy? A combination of the words "performance" and "orgy" where everyone gets into the act! It's an extravaganza of creativity and talent, laughs and surprises. 

You may participate or be part of the audience.

Participants: Almost anything goes! Sing, dance, paint, sketch, recite poetry, slam poetry, do an instructible or demonstration, juggle, yodel, be a contortionist, tell some jokes, do a short skit - perhaps read a recipe using the voice of Golem... Alternately, you may photograph, sketch or take video of the event (permission of performers must be obtained) instead of physically performing. The rules are simple, and there is no rehearsal time other than that you do on your own (only a short meeting at 7:00 on performance night). No nudity, hate speech, pyrotechnics, or anything that couldn't be rated (loosely) pg-13, and nothing illegal, of course. Acts need to be a minimum of 1 minute but not more than 5 minutes in length (you will be cut off at 5 minutes, no exceptions) and we reserve the right to limit the number of similar acts to keep things interesting.

Audience: Just sit back and witness the madness and wonder! There will be a $5 donation at the door and you may BYOB (no hard liquor please). 

The way things will roll:
After a short introduction, acts will be drawn from a hat and perform their bits when called. There will also be a few performer challenges throughout the night that the audience is welcome to contribute to (think "Whose Line Is It Anyway?") thus keeping everyone engaged and everything fun and exciting!

Doesn't this sounds like a blast?!?? Share it with all the friends you have!

Questions? Want to be part of the show? You must reserve your spot in advance if you want it to be guaranteed. There will be a limit of 20-25 acts total. Call Kimberli Maloy at 319.270.0975 or email Kimberli.Maloy@gmail.com with the subject line "Perforgy". 

A portion of the proceeds will support future endeavors at the Artisan's Sanctuary.

Painting with the Masters, Oils

Puppet Making

4/6/17 and 4/13/17

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

​2 Separate Classes