2nd Saturday in Sacramento is always a great idea, but a 2nd Saturday during ARTober — National Arts and Humanities Month — is extra special! Galleries and arts groups across the region will show off our bustling arts scene this October 10th and we at Sacramento3665.com have curated a few artsy adventures so you can have your very own ARTober day and night!
FOLLOW THE RAINBOW:
Kick off the day by checking out the Rainbow Crosswalks Community Unveiling at the intersection of 20th St and K St. These crosswalks will add a touch of pride to the Lavender Heights neighborhood and to the region’s LGBT community. Afterwards, head Pachamama Coffee Co-op for some freshly roasted, farmer-owned coffee, then grab fruits and veggies at the Midtown Farmers Market. Rumor has it that the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera will be performing throughout the day! …You can keep the good vibes rolling by checking out the Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
A SKETCHY ADVENTURE:
Head over to White Buffalo Gallery to see their new exhibit W(rapper) Dreams from Michelle Vo. This is Vo’s first exhibit and from what we’ve seen of her work so far, her collection will be one to see. After taking in a fill of Vo’s playful portraits, we’d suggest heading over to Bonn Lair for some fish and chips — and an English stout too.
A BIRTHDAY BASH BLAST:
Help the Crocker Art Museum commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Teel Family Pavilion by partying down at Neo-Crocker 2015: A Modern Culture Party III! The museum-wide, celebration of art and creativity, not only features great exhibits, but also an Absinthe bar! Making a stop at Strings Urban Kitchen to slurp on steamed mussels is always an excellent suggestion.
AN ABSTRACT ADVENTURE:
If a more intimate space is what you’re after, Little Relics Boutique & Galleria might be up your alley. The Mark Fox and Friends Art Show showcases a colorful homage to classic cubist artists like Pablo Picasso with this series of portraits. After perusing these quirky masterpieces, take a beer pit stop at Kasbah Lounge.
A MIGHTY MORPHING ADVENTURE:
Morphing isn’t just for Power Rangers…local artists will defy genetics and imagination with Kennedy Gallery Art Center’s Morphed Art Show. Curious creatures like chicken snails will line the walls of the charming Victorian gallery. Head on over to Low Brau to finish off the night with some good ol’ comradery.
Whether you choose to follow these road maps or to blaze your own ARTober trail, you’re sure to have a blast this 2nd Saturday! Learn more about these and other events using Sacramento365.com 2nd Saturday page.
And be sure to share what your artsy adventures all month long by using the hashtag #ARToberSac!
***This post was written by Dylan Fisher the Content Specialist for Sacramento365.com.