Artwork by John S. Huerta
Celebrate the beauty of Sacramento through its diversity this 2nd Saturday. Communities and cultures come together to express themselves through art across the city!
Beat the crowd by starting your day in the California Museum for their new art exhibit El Arte de las Almas: Día de los Muertos 2019 (“The Art of Souls: Day of the Dead 2019”).
The end of the month marks the beginning of Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring deceased loved ones, and this exhibit offers a journey through life, love, and death with original art pieces and alters. In the spirit of the holiday, the Museum invites you to commemorate lost loved ones at the exhibit’s Community Altar.
The Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Church raises the funds to make their spectacular, golden building so magnificent through their annual Russian Festival‘s showing of food, art, and culture. Russian barbeque (shashlik), crafts straight from Russia, and tours of the stunning church are highlights from the day!
Only 10 minutes off the grid, the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum use art to educate the public on 400 years of African-American history and culture. A wide range of mediums will be on display and an array of soul food offerings, ranging from fried okra to collard greens, will be for sale at the Black Memorabilia, Fine Art, Craft, and Kinfolk Soul Foodie Festival.
If none of the food options above happen to be what you’re craving, down the road is Caballo Blanco Restaurante, a staple of South Sacramento offering colorful, classic Mexican dishes.
Queer on K!
BENT Sacramento brings the best queer cinema to Crest Theatre for the whole weekend, but on this Second Saturday three showings, consisting of two films and multiple shorts, will highlight the rich diversity, intricacies, and passions that make up the LGBTQ community.
El Mes De Los Muertos
If one celebration of Dia de Los Muertos wasn’t enough, Sol Collective will be holding the opening night reception of their Art Exhibit which reflects on loved ones that have passed away and celebrates life.
Sol Collective will also host workshops all month leading up to Dia de Los Muertos, and on this Second Saturday, their Plaster Mask Workshop will teach you how to make traditional festive masks.
Looking for more artsy outings? Check out the 2nd Saturday page on Sacramento365! Whatever you choose to do, be sure to use the hashtag #Sacramento365 to share your adventure with us.