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Midtown Sacramento offers sensational summertime artwork & more for 2nd Saturday on July 8
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Midtown Sacramento offers sensational summertime artwork & more for 2nd Saturday on July 8

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  On Saturday, July 8, 2017, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following:

  • ARTasylum (2017 I Street #B) – a new artist studio, gallery, and boutique in Midtown – presents a special show titled “Summer Dogs.”  Guests can enjoy watching an art demonstration, have the opportunity to meet resident artists, participate in a free art project and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
  • Art Of Toys (1126 18th Street) – features monsters and things that go bump in the night.  Showcased will be art dolls of Oregon artist Marca Castillo; original monster paintings and cardstock scary clowns by resident artist Cinder; new wild monsters and zombies finger puppets by Chicago artist Dan Crowley; a large selection of incredible rubber sculpture monsters by T. Oliver Kopian of Creatures Delight from New York and Terri Rehg will have original soft sculpture monsters. Plus, Artie Annette offers a free art project for all ages, 5:30 p.m. until dark.
  • Casa de Brazilian Folkloric Arts of Sacramento (1931 L Street, lower studio) presents Brazilian Drumming and Capoeira classes at 2:15 p.m. (open to the public) and a performance outside with Brazilian Artist Mestre Caboclinho at 4 p.m.
  • Elliott Fouts Gallery (1831 P Street) presents Micah Crandall-Bear: RADIUM. In his new work, the Sacramento artist deconstructs the landscape with graphic elements, adding vector like precision with his iconic gradient and color field work. RADIUM provides a forum for environmental concerns as it aims to nurture reverence and conversation through thoughtfully fresh expression.
  • Kennedy Gallery (1931 L Street) presents LET'S ROCK!  Jason Debord electrifies the Rock Concert world with his stunning photographs commemorating iconic rock stars such as Ringo Starr, Rhianna, ColdPlay, Pink and many more. 2nd Saturday guests can rock out with live entertainment and this very memorable exhibit plus enjoy a full service, no-host bar beginning at noon.
  • Tim Collom Gallery (915 20th Street) presents a timely and inspirational exhibit titled “Summer.” Through the eyes of more than 20 local artists, this "summer" themed show will embody the adventures, memories, and joys we all share from the best time of the year.
  • TRUE (Totally Recycled Urban Exchange at 1900 K Street) presents artist Aurellius The Saint who will be set up outside plus complimentary light snacks and a shopping discount of 30 percent off. A retail store that benefits WEAVE, TRUE offers a FUN environment to enjoy music, sip wine and shop for clothing that creates change in lives when you buy.

In addition to the special offerings provided by Midtown businesses on July 8, the ever-popular Midtown Farmers Market is happening that day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the THIS Midtown free summer concert (every 2nd Saturday through September) from 5 to 9 p.m. on 20th between J and K Streets. Midtown is both walkable and bike-friendly with parking available in nearby garages located at 1801 L Street or the East End Garage on 17th Street between L & Capitol plus various lots throughout Midtown.

Supported by the Midtown Association, most Midtown Sacramento 2nd Saturday Art Walk activities are available from 6 to 9 p.m. (although times may vary by gallery).  For more information about Midtown Sacramento, how to get around, special events and the Midtown Association, please visit www.exploremidtown.org.

Midtown Association:

The mission of the Midtown Association (MA) is to create a center for culture, creativity and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core. For more information about MA, call 916-442-1500 or visit www.exploremidtown.org

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