Photo courtesy of the Axis Gallery

2nd Saturday Roadmap: Celebrating the Region

With great food, tasty drinks, and wild art, this month's 2nd Saturday is sure to impress! Follow along Dylan's roadmap to creative ways to soak in Sacramento's art scene!   Open Season: September means its…

With great food, tasty drinks, and wild art, this month’s 2nd Saturday is sure to impress! Follow along Dylan’s roadmap to creative ways to soak in Sacramento’s art scene!


Open Season:
September means its time for Sac Open Studios! The two-week annual tradition gives the public the chance to meet and see Sacramento artists in their natural habitat – their studios. This is the perfect opportunity to dive head-first into the minds of local creatives. Before venturing out on the self-guided studio tour, get a sneak peek of what you’ll witness at Verge Center for the Arts’ Sac Open Studios Preview Exhibition.

Note: The first weekend of the tour (September 10-11) focuses on artists west of Business 80/Highway 99; the following weekend  (September 17-18) will showcase studios east of Business 80/Highway 99.

2015 preview_exhibition
Photo courtesy of the Verge Center for the Arts

Take an Art History Class:

Sacramento City College (SCC) turns 100 years old in 2016 and in honor of this, Archival Framing and Gallery will be showcasing some works from some of SCC’s most famous instructors. You’ll see a wide range of art from some of the region’s greatest teachers (Laureen Landau, Darrell Forney, and Wayne Thiebaud to name a few) at The History of the Sacramento City College Art Department Faculty exhibition. Afterwards, I’ll head on over to Hawks Provisions for some quick bites.

Photo courtesy of Archival Framing and Gallery

To The Top:

My next stop will take me to Insight Coffee Roasters for their Home Brewing Class. I can barely make it through a day without coffee, but I don’t know the finer methods of preparation. This class will fix that problem and let me sample some of Insight’s tastiest brews. Afterwards, I’ll jet over to the Axis Gallery to check out Manuel Fernando Rios’ Which Way is Up? Rios’ mixed-media paintings are inspired by political unrest, timely, as the election are around the corner.

Photo courtesy of the Axis Gallery

Cornucopia of Art:

In honor of Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks, my next stop will be at Viewpoint’s Farm to Studio exhibit. This exhibit features Judy Yemma’s beautiful studio shots of edible plants. Her unique creations will delight your eyes and get your tummy rumbling. To satisfy my belly, I’ll head over to Red Rabbit Kitchen — a participating Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks restaurant — for some tortellini vichyssoise.

judy yemma
Photo courtesy of the Viewpoint Photographic Center

Into the Night:

My last gallery stop of the day will be at the Red Museum for Retrograde: Redshift. This event features performances/installations by local artists touching on the subjects of isolation, infinity, and impossibility. Soon after, I’ll walk on over to Torch Club for a drink and the sounds of Matt Rainey and the Dippin’ Sauce at their CD release party!

Retrograde Salon Redshift_ Photo by Daniel McCoy
Photo by Daniel McCoy

Looking for more 2nd Saturday outings? Check out our 2nd Saturday section on Sacramento365!

Whether you follow my map or make your own plans, you can’t go wrong this 2nd Saturday. Whatever you plan to do, make sure to get social with us by using the hashtag #Sacramento365 and Sac Open Studio’s hashtag #exploresacramento.