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Midtown Offers Sensational Summertime Artwork & More for 2nd Saturday


It’s summer in the city and Midtown has some wonderful artwork stops planned this Saturday.

As if Midtown isn’t a happening enough place, during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk it becomes an even more exciting destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Visitors 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 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 Midtown Farmers Market is happening that day from 8am to 1pm and the THIS Midtown free summer concert (every 2nd Saturday through September) from 5 to 9pm on 20th between J and K Streets.

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

Photo courtesy of Tim Collom Gallery

About the author

Traci Rockefeller Cusack

Traci Rockefeller Cusack has 25+ years of media and public relations experience.  Her work experience includes News10 (ABC) as Promotion Manager from 1989-1998 (where she developed and launched “Coats for Kids’ Sake,” a winter coat drive that lasted 20+ years plus coordinated Oprah Winfrey’s first ever visit to Sacramento) and Fleishman-Hillard as Vice President from 1998-2005 (where she led the wildly successful statewide “California Grown” program and also produced the five-minute video that played on the Jumbotron on Opening Day at Pac Bell Park). In 2007, she launched T-Rock Communications and currently handles a wide range of marketing activities for a number of top-notch organizations.

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