Visit Us

99 Sixth Street Santa Rosa, California, in Historic Railroad Square. One of the best ways you can support us is by visiting the center for an activity, event, or project! We have something happening every day - we have weekly Improv Comedy, Didgeridoo, and Capoeira classes. We host an open mic every Wednesday and a free Community Healing Sanctuary on the second Sunday of the month. Check out our Calendar or just stop on in!




Our charming, historic building spanning the entire block on Wilson and 6th Street and is a host of many diverse community engagements. The center is cared for by volunteers. Please contact us about ways you can participate!


Donate to the Just & Resilient Future Fund

The Arlene Francis Center is a member of the Another World is Possible Coalition; a diverse group of non-profits working together to foster community-centric cross pollination, and to help co-create a more just and resilient future for all. The Just & Resilient Future Fund was created in response to the October 2017 wildfires in our area. We have already granted short-term funds to local organizations who work to provide relief to fire survivors and develop a more fire-resilient community. We plan to continue to fund long-term projects that promote resilience and justice for all.

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Summer 2018 Shakespeare in the Cannery

Five years ago the historic cannery walls became the backdrop of the first Cannery play, Romeo and Juliet. We celebrated our final season this summer with Shakespeare in Love. Our solar-powered, outdoor theater is a monument to community-driven performance art. Shakespeare in the Cannery is a cultural arts project of the Arlene Francis Center. Please support the closing of this project by donating via the website below!

Donate to The Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics