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Local artists activate new midtown apartment building with performances, murals and a gallery

02/28/20

Local artists activate new midtown apartment building with performances, murals and a gallery

UPDATE: Art Rise has been postponed until further notice due to recommendations by the California Department of Public Health in relation to coronavirus. The event will be rescheduled to a future date. Check sactownmag.com for updates.  ********* In the spirit of Art Hotel and ArtStreet, both forgotten buildings temporarily turned into grand-scale art venues with awe-inspiring installations, there’s now Art Rise—an art apartment block that’s bucking the tear-down trend and rising up instead in midtown. A grand-opening event at the new H16 building will highlight the work of local artists in a series of original performances, and also on the walls of the new first-floor Groundswell art gallery space. The ticketed show takes place from March...

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9 city-centric artworks to celebrate Sacramento's birthday

02/27/20

9 city-centric artworks to celebrate Sacramento's birthday

Happy Birthday, Sacramento! In honor of the River City’s 170th anniversary, we scoured the neighborhoods to find striking backdrops bursting with hometown pride. Here are nine of our favorites, ready to take your Instagram feed up a Sac-centric notch. East Sac This abstract floral mural by Tyson Anthony Roberts went up in 2017 on the south-facing exterior wall of then-new restaurant Canon. 1719 34th St.         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Michelle Satterlee (@dressedtomatch) on Oct 3, 2019 at 6:54am PDT Sacramento (Ice Blocks) Sacramento painter Jeremy...

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Sacramento photographer captures the glow of the past at new neon-sign exhibit

01/29/20

Sacramento photographer captures the glow of the past at new neon-sign exhibit

“Poetry of nights” is how the French philosopher Luis de Miranda described the neon signs that dominated cities throughout the 20th century. While the rise of energy-efficient LEDs and the high cost of handcrafted neon advertisement have dimmed the light art’s modern-day presence, a new exhibit at Sacramento State's University Union Gallery is highlighting the historic signs that still remain. Neon and Nostalgia, which opened on Jan. 21 and runs through Feb. 13, displays over 20 images taken by local photographer René Domingo featuring different neon signs (and a couple of vintage non-neon lighted signage) in their current state, whether meticulously preserved (as in the case of the lights that crown the Tower Theatre) or neglected (the chipped...

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Make your December merry and bright with these 10 holiday celebrations

12/03/19

Make your December merry and bright with these 10 holiday celebrations

Santa Claus may not be coming to town for a few weeks, but the Sacramento region is getting good and ready for Ol' Saint Nick with plenty of holiday hoopla. From a Victorian-themed Christmas to a Yuletide concert by five-time Grammy winners, here are 10 area events that will keep things festive all season long.  Theatre of Lights Through Dec. 24 Celebrate the nights before Christmas at this 11th annual reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” cleverly staged in Old Sacramento. As voice actors—including Bill Farmer, who serves as the voice of Goofy and Pluto—weave the Yuletide tale, look to the balconies, where stage performers and colorful projections will bring the 19th-century poem to life. Free. Thurs.-Sun. 6 & 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 23 at 6...

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