2nd Saturday Roadmap: New Beginnings

June’s 2nd Saturday is sure to be a blast with galleries and pop-up events celebrating everything that makes Sacramento great. I’ll be making stops at some of the most exciting art events around town, so clear your Saturday plans and join in on the fun!


Party With the Crocker:
I’ll be starting off this 2nd Saturday by heading out to Steve Jones Park for the Crocker Art Museums’s 2nd Block-by-Block party. This traveling block party aims to unite the community and the Museum by featuring over 10 performances, great food, and awe-inspiring art. After enriching my creative spirit, I’ll jet over to Las Islitas (7240 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95822) for some ceviche and a Mega Michelada.

Photo courtesy of Crocker Art Museum's Block-by-Block

Photo courtesy of Crocker Art Museum’s Block-by-Block

A Play on Words:
My next stop will take me back to the grid to R St Corridor’s ARTHOUSE See It With Words exhibition. Showcasing the work of local artists/authors Michelle Andres and Judy Jacobs, the duo will present the inner-workings of an author’s mind through abstract spoken, implied, and visual representations.

I know a cold-pressed drink from WAL Public Market’s Metro Kitchen+Drinkery will be calling my name afterward! While getting my juice fix, I can scope out more art at WAL’s Peaceful Protest exhibit.

Photo courtesy of Michelle Andres

Photo courtesy of Michelle Andres

Curated Art and Cured Meats:
Heading over to the heart of Midtown, I’ll be checking out Little Relics’ Wheels: An Ode to Dad. Featuring work from a trio of talented artists — Char Hall, Chad Lenzi, and Peter Wedel — the show focuses on father figures behind the wheel. Charcuterie and a cocktail from nearby Block Butcher Bar will be the perfect treat after all that walking. To make this stop even sweeter, eat out on the patio to enjoy the sounds of the June edition of THIS Midtown.

Photo courtesy of Chad Lenzi

Photo courtesy of Chad Lenzi

First of its Kind:
My final stop for the night will be at Chief Piercing’s first ever art exhibition, Agony X Ecstasy, featuring the joint works of Adam Gee and Ben Robin. Gee’s works range from collages to drawing “tattoos” on photographs, while Robin has some seriously cool abstract creations. This stop is particularly exciting to me because it’s a first time exhibit; I can’t wait to show support in hopes of more exhibits in the future. The Roaming Spoon will be on hand to dole out some tasty vegan treats, but if that doesn’t fill me up I’ll definitely be sliding over to Tapa the World for some more small bites.

Photo courtesy of Chief Piercing

Photo courtesy of Chief Piercing

Looking for more 2nd Saturday outings? Check out our 2nd Saturday section on Sacramento365.com!

Whether you follow my map or make your own plans, you can’t go wrong this 2nd Saturday. Whatever you plan to do, make sure to get social with us by using the hashtag #Sacramento365.

***This blog was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content Specialist, Dylan Fisher.

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2nd Saturday Roadmap: Taking it Slow this April

This Second Saturday is extra special for Sacramento365.com because of our Make it an Arts Night campaign! I’ve jam-packed my art-filled event roadmap with some stops at the most exciting receptions in town.

Leisurely Ogling:
Besides being Second Saturday, April 9th is also Slow Art Day. This is a day dedicated to taking your time and really relishing works of art. The Crocker will be hosting their own Slow Art Day viewing group to look over the museum’s collection. After immersing myself in the fine arts, I’ll mosey on over to Ten22 to enjoy the culinary arts, savoring each bite of their succulent pulled pork sandwich.

Photo courtesy of Ten22

Photo courtesy of Ten22.

Flower Power:
Wildflowers are popping up all over our region, but did you know you can see them indoors? My next stop will take me to the Artist’s Collaborative Gallery to check out Jason Branz’s Spring Wildflower exhibit. This showing has loads of wildflower photography and blown glass bowls styled after spring’s greatest treasures. After “frolicking” in the flowers, I’ll be stopping by Fat City Bar and Café for an Old Sacramento favorite, a slice of banana cream pie.

Photo courtesy of Jason Branz

Photo courtesy of Jason Branz.

The Crossroads:
Geometry was one of my worst subjects in school, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate its use. The Shimo Center for the Arts is hosting the mathematical sculptures of Chuck Owens in their Intersections exhibit. These seriously cool pieces are not only imaginative but smart at the same time. Exercising my brain works up my appetite so I’ll be heading to nearby Taqueria Maya for some sopes and cactus juice.

Photo courtesy of Chuck Owens

Photo courtesy of Chuck Owens.

Creepy Critters:
I’ll be ending my huge day with a stop at the monstrous Fauna Anomaly 2016. This annual exhibit hosted at the Fe Gallery features some wild creature creations. If you’re a fan of mangy mutants, crazy colossuses, and freaky fiends, then you can’t miss out on this exhibit. After my day-long expedition, I’ll definitely have worked up a thirst, so I’ll be making my last pit stop at the Hoppy Brewing Company for a quick refuel.

Photo courtesy of John Stuart Berger

Photo courtesy of John Stuart Berger

Rev Back Up:
My final stop for the night will be at the season’s first THIS Midtown block party! Inside the Framework space this month, THIS celebrates independent spirit and features performances by Figgy, MyKill, and DeeJay Adam Jay.

After a long day traveling around town, I’ll take my slab of charcuterie from Block Butcher Bar to the patio for a great view of the folks dancing in the street!

Photo courtesy of THIS

Photo courtesy of THIS

Looking for more 2nd Saturday fun? Check out our 2nd Saturday section on Sacramento365.com!

Whether you follow my map or make your own plans, you can’t go wrong this 2nd Saturday. Whatever you plan to do, make sure to get social with us by using the hashtag #Sacramento365.

***This blog was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content Specialist, Dylan Fisher.

Get to Know April Featured Artist Gale Hart

AprilFA Profile Pic
In honor of Make it an Arts Night, this April Sacramento365.com met up with Sacramento’s Godmother of Contemporary Art, Gale Hart at her spacious 19th Street studio on the heels of her 60th birthday bash. The vegan, skateboard-loving artist has more to celebrate than just another year in this life; in January, Hart was selected to construct her public art installation for the new Golden 1 Center (yes, alongside that Jeff Koons piece).

In this eye-opening profile, we learned that defying normal is part of her modus operandi. Throughout her life, she’s always been known to push the limit. Read how far she plans on going here.

Get to Know January Featured Artist Gioia Fonda

Jan2016_ProfileWith the New Year comes a new way of doing things. After a few years getting to know Sacramento365.com featured artists through online communication, we’ve decided to return to the art of conversation. In 2016, our team is connecting with creatives working on projects that will be impacting the Sacramento arts landscape, interacting with them in the spaces where they craft their dreams and masterpieces.

Interdisciplinary artist Gioia Fonda helps us kick off our re-energized interview series here.

ARTober 2nd Saturday Adventures: Art, Beer, and Fun

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.

Rainbow crosswalks photo courtesy of Midtown Business Association

Rainbow crosswalks photo courtesy of Midtown Business Association

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.

W(rapper) Dreams photo courtesy of White Buffalo Gallery

                                                                 W(rapper) Dreams photo courtesy of White Buffalo Gallery

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.

Neo-Crocker 2015: A Modern Culture Party photo courtesy of the Crocker Art Museum

                Neo-Crocker 2015: A Modern Culture Party photo courtesy of the Crocker Art Museum

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.

Mark Fox and Friends photo courtesy of Little Relics

                                                        Mark Fox and Friends photo courtesy of Little Relics

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.

                                                                 Morphed photo courtesy of the Kennedy Gallery Art Center

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.

Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 10/5

This Week: Time to pARTy!

Oktoberfest48th Annual Oktoberfest
Sacramento Turn Verein
Oct 9-10
Fri 6pm-11pm & Sat 3pm-11pm
Bavaria comes to Sacramento! Enjoy authentic eats and beers with the Sacramento Turners!

NeoCrocker2Neo-Crocker 2015
Crocker Art Museum
Oct 10
2nd Sat 8pm-Midnight
Neo-Crocker is a celebration of art, creativity and the joy of being in the midst of both.

TasteOfCountryKNCI’s Taste of Country
Cesar Chavez Plaza
Oct 11
Sun 5pm-9pm
Join New Country 105.1 KNCI for a day filled with the tastes and sounds of country!

 
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Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 8/10

This Week: Venture Out this Week!

ArtMixDragArt Mix: Drag
Crocker Art Museum

Aug 13
Thurs 5pm-9pm
Drag cars. Drag kings and queens. Rev your engines — it’s going to be a wild summer night!

HeritageTrailMuseumsHeritage Trail Museums Tour
Various locations
Aug 15-16
Sat & Sun 10am-4pm
20 museums from Roseville to Tahoe are opening their doors free of charge this weekend!

DavisBikeBeerDavis Bike and Brew Fest
Central Park Davis
Aug 15
Sat 5pm-8pm
Enjoy live entertainment, local food and craft beer from 60 amazing breweries in the heart of Davis!

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