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Sacramento Arts Festival

November 3 through 5 is The 20th Annual Sacramento Arts Festival at the Convention Center.

The festival features many contemporary crafts people and fine artists. Every category of fine art and contemporary craft-including drawings, printmaking, photography, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, wood, decorative fiber, leather, metal, stone, and more.

Festival visitors have the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists and craftspeople. There will be some items available for purchase.

Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street, Sacramento, 95814

Entrance at 14th and J Streets

Hours: Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Tickets at the Door – $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, Children under 12 Free

Parking garages located nearest to the Convention Center:
1056 13th Street (between J & K Streets)
1135 12th Street (between K & L Streets)
900 13th Street (between I & J Streets)

Parking Map

Sacramento Arts Festival 2016

sac-artsThe 19th Annual Sacramento Arts Festival this November 4, 5, 6 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Stoneware artists will exhibit their porcelain or raku works, offering clay creations ranging from functional hand-thrown plates, cups, tea sets and vases, to whimsical sculptures and hand-made tile tables.

Woodworkers will exhibit items including candlesticks, salad bowls, jewelry boxes, tables, lamps, and chairs.

Painters, working in watercolors, oils, pastels, and acrylics, will display traditional and modern, landscape and still life, animal and floral, portrait and abstract, whimsical and surrealistic, originals and limited-edition prints.

Sculptors will exhibit works ranging from bronzes that fit on the mantle to giant welded assemblages suitable for the yard.

Jewelers, have items with gold and silver, enamel and fabric, precious and semi-precious gemstones.

Also there will be continuous live Jazz and Blues music on the Main Stage.

Tickets at the Door – $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, Children Under 12 Free.

Hours: Friday & Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

Sacramento Convention Center
J Street and 14th Street
Sacramento, 9581

November 4, 5, 6

Parking for the Sacramento Convention Center Complex is available at the city-run Memorial Garage at 14th and H Streets and privately owned lots within walking distance of the facilities. Parking rates vary by location and event. On-Street parking meters, requiring quarters or debit cards, are also available and surround the Convention Center.

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Second Saturday: April 2010

Spring seems confused in Sacramento.

We kicked off April with a wet and dreary Easter Sunday. Mother Nature followed that up with gray skies and chilly breezes for Second Saturday.

Second Saturday in Midtown Sacramento

Still, it looked like Midtown businesses, galleries and outdoor vendors got a decent amount of traffic from this monthly shopping affair.

Outside of Plum Blossom


Second Saturday

We were lucky we found parking in Midtown Sacramento. Several streets were blocked off to traffic and packed with people mingling by tables of art, tchotchkes and fliers for future events.

It was my first Second Saturday and it was delightful.

I enjoyed listening to a DJ mixing Lady Gaga outside of Plum Blossom as another artist spray-paints the final touches on his canvas.
Outside of Plum Blossom

Before the pulsing dance club beats, we heard tabla drumming outside of McMartin Realty on K Street. That’s where we enjoyed a belly dancing performance as others browsed the photography and jewelery booths nearby.

Belly Dancers at Second Saturday

Finally on 21st Street, we watched Art Lessing and the Flower Vato play outside of Time Tested Books.

Art Lessing and the Flower Vato

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