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State Indian Museum to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November

State Indian Museum to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November

In honor of national Native American Heritage Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are offering a series of special events and activities each weekend in November 2015 that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans.  All special activities happening in November at the State Indian Museum are provided free with regular Museum admission.
 
California Indian Basket Weaving Demonstrations -- Saturday, November 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
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Native weavers will demonstrate how to use a variety of materials and techniques, and also share stories in a day long showcase of basketry art.  This is a rare opportunity to observe and learn from the masters; special guest weavers include Dixie Rogers, Karuk; Kathy Wallace, Yurok/Karuk; and Ardith Read, Yosemite Tuolumne Miwuk.

Midtown Offers Special 2nd Saturday Art Walk Activities on 10/10!

Midtown Offers Special 2nd Saturday Art Walk Activities on 10/10!

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, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  A sampling of a few of the FREE offerings presented by galleries in Midtown on Saturday, October 10, 2015 include the following:

Marble and Finger Painting

Marble and Finger Painting
Marble and Finger Painting
09-17-2015 - 09-17-2015
Sacramento Public Library
http://www.saclibrary.org/Locations/Franklin/
Admission: Free *All materials are provided
 
(916) 264-2920
 
Start Time(s): Thurs 4pm-5pm
Channel your inner Jackson Pollack, express your creativity, and paint with marbles Expect to get a little messy a limited number of smocks will be provided, but participants are encouraged to wear their painting clothes Little finger painters are also welcome to join in  Note: This free program hosted by the Franklin Community Library
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4th Annual Elk Grove Art Tour and Exhibit

4th Annual Elk Grove Art Tour and Exhibit
4th Annual Elk Grove Art Tour and Exhibit
09-05-2015 - 10-03-2015
Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
http://www.elkgrovefineartscenter.org/art-tour/
Admission: Free entry *Raffle tickets $5
 
(916) 685-5992
egfinearts@frontiernet.net
 
Start Time(s): Wednesdays-Saturdays 11am-4pm Opening Reception Sat (9/5) 4pm-7pm Art Tour Sat (9/26) 10am-5pm
The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will be hosting the 4th Annual Art Tour This is a wonderful opportunity to visit the art studios of local artists in the Elk Grove area  This year will feature six studio locations with 26 participating artists Each participating artist has donated a quality piece of fine art as a raffle entry This artwork will be on display at the Art Center through the month of September, where raffle tickets will be available for sale The Art Tour gives members of the community a view of the talented artists an
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Galleries in Sacramento offer eclectic 2nd Saturday Art Walk

Galleries in Sacramento offer eclectic 2nd Saturday Art Walk

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, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  On Saturday, August 8, 2015, a sampling of the offerings presented by galleries in Midtown include the following:

August is Toy Train Month at the Railroad Museum!

August is Toy Train Month at the Railroad Museum!

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to recognize August 2015 as Toy Train Month, an annual celebration that focuses on the crowd-favorite Thomas W. Sefton Gallery and “Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains” exhibit.

In recognition of Toy Train month in August, an entirely new selection of Buddy “L” toys – never before displayed at the Museum -- will be introduced as part of the “Small Wonders” exhibit.  The special items added to the exhibit will include a Model T dump truck, fire truck, lumber truck, cement mixer, toy boat, toy airplane complete with its hangar, and a four-motor “air cruiser.”  With a few exceptions, these collectibles were manufactured in the late 1920s and early 1930s which are considered the classic years of Buddy “L.”  Plus, one very rare item -- a late 1920s vintage Buddy “L” coach (bus) with gold gilding -- will be on special display for one month only to protect it from fading.