“Excuse me, do you know where I can find an art gallery nearby?”
I was having coffee in midtown when a visitor with a soft, foreign accent asked me where they could find some art. I pulled out my phone and searched for galleries.
Instead of one or two, the Google map results for “art gallery” looked like a bad case of chicken pox. I had no idea there was so much art here!
In the weeks that followed, I realized that I had seen art everywhere – murals on the sides of buildings, banners for art exhibits – and had been taking it all for granted.
So, I have made it a point to appreciate the Sacramento artist scene. To start, I went to Second Saturday Art Walk and the Crocker Art Museum.
Second Saturday is a fun monthly event in midtown with artists, vendors, street musicians and of course open galleries. It’s the perfect date night with all the awesome food and dessert places right there.
Crocker Art Museum
The Crocker Art Museum was established in 1885, the first public art museum in the Western United States. In addition to exhibits, they also have classes and regular events, such as the “Familypalooza Festival” this weekend, May 17th.
Next, I plan to visit some local galleries:
I’m not sure why that tourist asked me of all people for directions, but I’m so glad he did! It made me realize another reason why I love living here.