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The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with 7th Annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights"

The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with 7th Annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights"

Known as a magical, electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and FREE “Macy’s Theatre of Lights” performances return on Wednesday evening, November 25, 2015, and continue through New Year’s Eve.   In addition to Macy’s, the spectacular annual event is also proudly presented by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) in cooperation with Downtown Commons, the City of Sacramento Department of Convention and Cultural Services, the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Embassy Suites, Evangeline’s and Old Sacramento merchants and small business owners.  

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: