All October long, Sacramento365.com is celebrating ARTober — National Arts and Humanities month. Personally, I can’t think of a better way to kick it off than by pARTying the night away for a good cause at Art Jam this Saturday, October 3rd!
With no speeches, sit down dinners or auctions, this event, put on by Friends of SMAC (Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission), brings interactive arts, artisanal food and libations, extraordinary pop-up art installations, music, dancing and cool people all in an industrial warehouse.
The list of the event’s featured artists is a friendly reminder (in case you needed one) of the remarkable and diversified talent we have in our community. A few that I’m excited for are Karisa Gold, Pat Mahony, Anthony Padilla, Robert Ortbal, and Marcy Friedman.
See artists like Robert Ortbal in their element.
Advocating for the Arts
Friends of SMAC are strong advocates for providing arts education programs in our local schools. Currently, only 5 of our 13 school districts in Sacramento County have an arts lead, an administrative staff person whose job it is to develop and coordinate arts learning for the district. Without this position, there is often no one person in the district charged with ensuring students get arts classes and those districts generally have very few arts offerings.
Growing up, I was grateful to have exposure to a variety of art programs in school. Arts education and after-school programs instilled me with confidence, challenged me creatively, and helped build a strong foundation for my ever-growing appreciation of the arts.
If you’re like me and love an excuse to party, I hope you will join me this Saturday, October 3rd at Art Jam, A modern pARTy. For more details or to get your tickets, visit the Sacramento365 event page.
Throughout October, get social and share how you experience the arts locally using the hashtag #ARToberSac.
This post was written by Karlee Cemo, Content and Marketing Manager for Sacramento365.com.