3796 NORTHGATE BLVD, Sacramento, CA, US, 95834
- Phone: (916) 927-7117
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Arts & Museums
The pale, conservative background of this gallery tends to fade away; highlighting rather than competing with the art on display. Discover a permanent collection of paintings and sculptures in stone, bronze, wood and other "hard" materials. Works by artists Gregory Barton and the colourful and expressive mixed media works of Lauren Barton share the spotlight with the art of others. Barton Gallery tends to feature pieces focusing on the many forms of the human figure. The displays change monthly.
A place that brings together the elements of an art gallery, a vintage store, and a cafe together, Bows and Arrows gives one a wholesome experience. An initiative of Trisha Rhomberg and Olivia Coelho, Bows and Arrows started as a vintage store on L Street, but has now expanded to become a more comprehensive venue at its 19th Street location. Checkout art displays, while sifting through vintage clothes, or enjoy a pint of beer while admiring the local art scene. See the website to know more.
Located within The California Museum, California Hall of Fame honors the men and women who've contributed prominently in shaping this great state. Established in 2006, the list includes luminaries from every field including politics and business to sports and technology. Visitors to the exhibit can explore personal artifacts of the people on the list. New people are added on the list each year in a grand ceremony.
The California Museum offers the history of the state in a dazzling array of high-tech, multimedia displays and exhibits. The museum makes the subject of history an entertaining treat for the entire family. It uses interactive displays (including holograms) to depict the "People, Place, Politics, and Promise of California" in its four main galleries. A highlight of the museum is the display of the original California Constitution.
Operating continuously since the day the doors opened in 1869, California State Capitol Museum is where the State of California's legislature met. By the late 1970s, the building was declared seismically unsafe and had become an eyesore. The Legislature decided to stay in its traditional home and authorized a massive restoration. Today, from the intricate tile work on the front lobby floor to the lovingly etched filigreed detail in alcoves under the rotunda, the craftsmanship of a bygone era is evident. Docent guided tours are free.
Are you interested in bronze art or casting? Art Foundry gallery is devoted to a variety of unusual bronze works. Casting demonstrations are provided as part of its participation in the Second Saturday art walk. Works by local artists in many metallic-based mediums are always on display as well as for sale.
Located next to Sutter's Fort, California State Indian Museum displays history from the Native American perspective. View intricately woven baskets, ceremonial dance regalia, sacred objects, headdresses, native instruments and other cultural items used by California's native people. Themes surrounding the natural world and its connection to the spiritual world add a rich contrast to the exhibits. Enjoy self-guided audio tours, which are activated by pushing indicated buttons.
Beatnik Studios is an platform for photographers who wish to forward their art but don't have the means to do so in the highly competitive art world. They not only encourage artists to put up work for display but also encourage channelizing of resources and ideas amongst the faculty. The studio also holds workshops on topics such as lighting in photography, usage of colors etc. Members of the studio have included names such as Lindsay Calmettes, Wes Davis and others.