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Free Art Friday scavenger hunt launches in Sacramento

07/20/16

Free Art Friday scavenger hunt launches in Sacramento

Move aside, Pokémon Go. Free Art Friday—the latest neighborhood hide-and-seek hunt that has popped up in cities like Miami, Brooklyn and Toronto—has found its way to Sacramento. Every Friday, local art lovers can take to the streets of downtown, midtown and other parts of the capital city, using their cell phones to search not for digital pets, but for original paintings, photographs, essays, novels, poems or CDs, all the work of participating local artists. You don't even need to download a new app to join in. Anyone can take part in this culturally enlightened version of a scavenger hunt by looking up the hashtag #FreeArtFridaySacramento on Instagram to find clever clues about locations, left by the artists themselves. The...

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CMND SHFT: A Conference for Your Inner Design Freak

07/14/16

CMND SHFT: A Conference for Your Inner Design Freak

Design junkies of all stripes will get a chance to rub elbows with some of the region's most forward-thinking creatives at CMND SHFT, the homegrown design conference taking place on Aug. 13 at Oak Park’s Guild Theater. Serving as keynote speakers at the confab will be Mark Brickey, host of the wildly popular podcast Adventures In Design, which has seen over 1.5 million downloads in three years on the air, helping demystify the dark art of design for an ever-widening audience; and Tad Carpenter, the Kansas City designer as known for his rousing personal appearances as for his distinctive illustrations, with a client list that includes Target, Coca-Cola, Macy’s, Adobe and MTV. For a taste of Carpenter's entertaining presentation style, check...

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Vote for local artists at Arden Fair's massive LED exhibit

07/07/16

Vote for local artists at Arden Fair's massive LED exhibit

Extravagant art pieces have been lighting up Arden Fair mall this summer as part of Elevate: An Art Exhibition. The animated work of 12 local artists is being displayed in a 15-minute loop, splashed on the sides of a 40-foot LED tower in the middle of the mall’s center concourse as part of an art contest that will culminate in a "reveal party" on July 23 to unveil the winners. View a video of the finalists here. Jamie Donley, senior marketing manager at Arden Fair, says the idea for the exhibition came about as a way to connect the local Sacramento art community with the public (the tower was originally intended to showcase advertisements and other graphics). “We had a discussion about getting graphic artists involved to give the...

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Rock on at these 15 fun outdoor concerts

07/06/16

Rock on at these 15 fun outdoor concerts

Summer's here, which means a rockin' lineup of outdoor concerts throughout the region. Whether you're into pop, country or retro rock, here are 15 shows happening under the stars in the next few warm-weather months to help you get into the groove. Rick Springfield July 15 His Grammy-winning tune “Jessie’s Girl” and role as Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital catapulted Rick Springfield to stardom in the ’80s. At this Thunder Valley appearance, the Aussie native will draw from his repertoire of upbeat rock anthems, including “I’ve Done Everything for You” and “Light This Party Up” from his new album Rocket Science. $34.75-$169.75. 6:30 p.m. Thunder  Valley’s Outdoor Amphitheater. 1200 Athens Ave. Lincoln....

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