As college students weather finals and return for winter break, empty nest parents are planning new trips to Sacramento. Parents still remember taking kids to the State Capitol and other tourist attractions. They've been there, done that -- even the newly expanded Crocker Art Museum, which debuted a year ago.
They're passing on packaged tours. Instead, they're exploring places new to them. And they aren't collecting magnets or shot glasses. They're bringing home art that captures the spirit of their adventure, and sharing these stories of discovery with friends. Their secret's out as I visited five Sacramento art galleries, clustered predominantly in the midtown neighborhood.
- Skinner Howard / 723 S St / Sacramento, CA 95811 / 916.446.1786
- Art Foundry and Solomon Dubnick / 1021 R St / Sacramento, CA 95811 / 916.446.1786 AF / 916.444.3868 SD
- Axis Gallery / 1517 19th St / Sacramento, CA 95811 / 916.443.9900
- b. sakata garo / 923 20th St / Sacramento, CA 95814 / 916.447.4276
- La Raza Galeria Posada / 1022 22nd St / Sacramento, CA 95814 / 916.446.5133
Most galleries are open to the public from Wednesdays through Saturdays, free of charge -- including Second Saturday evening receptions. Although these are sprinkled throughout midtown, the alpha-numeric streets are easy to navigate. Choosing a downtown Sacramento cafe or bar will not be so easy!