2nd Saturday Art Walk in Sacramento: December 10, 2011

Sacramento is  hosting our next 2nd Saturday Art Walk event on December 10, 2011.

2nd Saturday is so popular with art, gallery openings, music, theater, special events–so much fun in SacTown!!

The Downtown Grid has a lot of 2nd Saturday information, plus you can follow them on Twitter & Facebook.

So what’s up on Saturday?

Among other things you can:

Buy some local art and have some really excellent pieces for holiday gift giving.  What better than art for Christmas?

Some day time events on December 10th are:

  • at The California Museum Join in for the “Riding Concrete: Skateboarding in California
    1020 O Street . Open to 5pm
  • Sutter’s Fort Join Sutter’s Fort for “Hands on History : A Simple Emigrant Christmas”.
    2701 L Street,10am. to 5pm
  • Governor’s Mansion Get ready to experience lavishly re-created period decor,
    an impressive array of live holiday music and
    captivating storytellers of “Christmas Memories”.
    1526 H Street, 10am. to 4pm
  • University Art (North Sacramento) University Art presents a One Day Annual Winter Holiday Acrylic Workshop with David Lobenberg. 2610 Marconi Ave.10am. to 3pm

Gallery Exhibits in the Central City:

  • Viewpoint Gallery
    Join Step Up Gallery at Viewpoint for a show of Jerry Berry’s Impressions of a New England Fall.
    2015 J Street, 5:30-9pm
  • Axis Gallery
    Axis Gallery presents “The BIG Show – New Work by Thirteen Axis Artists”
    1517 19th St. 6-9pm
  • The Art of Toys
    Join The Art of Toys for a new exhibit “Doll Dreams”by artist Kristyne DiMeo
    2110 K Street  6-9pm
  • Tangent Gallery Tangent Gallery is proud to present their fifth annual Short Center North (SCN) Holiday Art Sale. This is a benefit event and the show will mostly feature ceramic works and paintings priced between $20 and $100 2900 Franklin Blvd  6-10pm
  • J27 Gallery
    Please meet the talented Medeiros Family. Influenced by their Native Brazil, the commonality of each of the siblings is the vibrant use of color.
    2728 J St.  6-9pm
  • Milk Gallery
    Pressed: A Selection of Hand Pulled Prints.
    212 13th Street (13th & C), 6-11pm
  • Bell’Arte Studios
    Join the Holiday Boutique Sale and check out new works by Dianne Poinski, JJ Jacobs, and Ed Haag. These are perfect Christmas gifts for the hard to shop for.
    4755 J Street, 11am – 9pm
  • Maiya Gallery  Come and see new works to the gallery by Mary Czechan Coldren, Barbara De Wein, Maureen Hood, Kerstin Ronsiek, Marilyn Torchin, and others.
    2220 J Street, 3-9pm
  • Sacramento Art Complex & Gallery 2110 Let’s Be Wounded Together is a show that features artists Laura Caron and Kristina McClanahan. Mixed media.
    2110 K Street , 11am -9pm
  • Article Consigment Boutique
    Help celebrate with fashion for a cause. Nakate Spring Line Preview featuring live styling by Lisa Kennedy Watrous of Closet Candy with a presentation on Kakooge, Uganda by Nakate founder Shanley Knox. 5704 Elvas Ave. Show begins at 7pm
  • Cuffs Boutique
    Come see all new work by Sacramento-based artist Jeff Felker in his solo show, Constancy Veiled. 2523 J Street, 6-10pm
  • Legacy Boutique
    Enjoy hot chocolate, champagne, & Christmas goodies while playing your favorite Holiday movies. Plus, free gift with every $100 purchase (while supplies last). 2418 K Street, 6-9pm
  • Bows & Arrows
    Come and hear readings by Sacramento writers Richard St Ofle, Shirley Posh, Jessalyn Wakefield, and Josh Fernandez.. 1815 19th Street ,8pm
  • Solomon Dubnick Gallery
    Join Solomon Dubnick Gallery for their group show Small Treasures.  1021 R Street, 6-9pm
  • Skinner Howard Contemporary Art
    Annual Group Show benefiting a non-profit organization PALS out of Lodi.   723 S Street , 6-9pm
  • Artists’ Collaborative Gallery
    An all-star gallery ensemble show. Come and browse through beautiful, original handmade items, many under $50.   129 K Street (Old Sac),5-8pm
  • Elliott Fouts Gallery
    Annual holiday gift show, Small Gems, featuring small originals.
    4749 J Street, 6-9pm

Arden/Carmichael Galleries:

  • Blue Moon Gallery
    Our Five Year Anniversary Holiday Show!!! Featured Artists: Watercolors by David Peterson & Woody Hansen Sculpture by Amy George. Live Music by Larry Mersereau. 2353 Albatross Way, 6-9pm
  • Southside Art Center 
    The Gallery is featuring the work of guest artists and Southside instructors: Antonia Hansen, Paul Basye, Jeff Allen Nelson, Amy Bothne, John Phillip Cameron 8583 Elder Creek Road, Suite 200, 10am – 8pm

This month we even have a 2nd Sunday event:

  • Sacramento Antique Faire
    Find some amazing treasures at this Outdoor Antique and Collectible Marketplace and take care of all your holiday shopping.
    21st & X St (under freeway) Rain or Shine. 6:30am – 3pm.

We have so many galleries just in that Central Town area covering Downtown, Midtown and East Sacramento it is amazing and makes for an eventful 2nd Saturday Art Walk.  There are other galleries not listed here plus Oak Park and West Sacramento which are right next door and other neighborhoods a bit further out like Fair Oaks, Galt & Elk Grove, Orangevale and Citrus Heights.

The Central area of town also has a ton of excellent restaurants and bars/nightclubs/grills many with live and/or DJ music.

So, have a lot of fun on the last 2nd Saturday of this year!!!


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