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Midtown Sacramento offers imaginative, interactive & exhilarating art during Second Saturday on 6/9
Midtown Sacramento offers imaginative, interactive & exhilarating art during Second Saturday on 6/9

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting Second 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, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more. 

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following:

  • Art of Toys (1126 18th Street) – invites guests to discover the final day of the ROBOT gallery show that features works by Chris Cinder, Garry Gay, Robert Gordon and John Barrett. Plus, a free hands-on art activity will be out front for all ages from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
  • CLARA (2420 N Street) -- presents the Flomm Art Collective le TRIPTIQUE de FLOMM PART TWO | salty| la forme articulée de FLOMM 423 RED, a special Flomm takeover event that follows the DADA concept of an unpredictable day of entertainment, art, art making, printing, and dress-up. The morning begins with donation-based community yoga by Afro Yoga before transitioning Sacramento’s DIVA market, LIVE ART DEMONSTRATIONS, ART TALKS and MUCH more.
  • CK Art (2500 J Street) – features a group show of top-selling artists, titled “Best-of-the-Best 2.0” as continuation of last month’s exhibit, but with all new artwork.  CK Art offers contemporary artwork by emerging and established artists working in a variety of mediums available in a broad range of prices, from investment pieces to excellent gifts.
  • First United Methodist Church (2100 J St) – hosts amazing artwork of several talented artists who use various mediums to create their pieces.  Guests are encouraged to enjoy great art, complimentary refreshments plus an interactive and fun art activity. 
  • GroundSwell Art (2508 J Street) – proudly presents artist Akira Beard: Life Drawing. Second Saturday guests are invited to experience the most complete and expansive representation of this body of work to date. Transcendental and primal in nature, Beard’s drawings reveal expressions of love, sensuality, turmoil and grief. In Gallery II, visitors can see the vibrant, popping, graphic paintings by Sacramento artist John Horton. Horton is also part of Wide Open Walls and his outdoor mural can be seen on 19th St between P & Q Streets.
  • Kennedy Gallery (1931 L Street) – presents Superheroes and Villains, the art of Juan Garcia that features a haute couture fashion-inspired collection showing both beauty and elegance, while kicking some butt along the way. The centerpiece is "Catwoman" – a villain to some, a hero to others who represents empowerment, courage and strength that empowers young girls not to fall into the trap of being a damsel in distress. 
  • Tim Collom Gallery (915 20th Street) – celebrates June and presents an opening night reception with a double-dose of colorful paintings by two Sacramento artists. Patricia Tool McHugh’s “Still Life Variations” and Leslie Hackard’s “Juicy.”
  • Viewpoint Photographic Arts Center (2015 J Street, Suite 101) -- explores architecture and abstraction in the Main Gallery featuring Douglas Vincent: Icons of Architecture & Gary E. Karcz: Architecture and Abstraction and surrealism in the Step Up Gallery highlighting Jerry Kapler: Manipulating Reality. The collections work together to create a distinct sense of place with a focus on alternate views of the world around us.  

In addition to the special offerings provided by Midtown businesses on June 9, the ever-popular Midtown Farmers Market is happening that day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Midtown is both walkable and bike-friendly with parking available in nearby garages located at 1801 L Street or the East End Garage on 17th Street between L & Capitol plus various lots throughout Midtown. And on Saturday evenings, valet parking opportunities are available at 24th and K Streets and at 18th and Capitol Avenue.

Supported by the Midtown Association, most Midtown Sacramento Second Saturday Art Walk activities are available from 6 to 9 p.m. (although times may vary by gallery).  For more information about Midtown Sacramento, how to get around, special events and the Midtown Association, please visit www.exploremidtown.org or follow on social media – Facebook at www.facebook.com/exploremidtown/ and @ExploreMidtown on Instagram and Twitter.


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