Our network

Arts & Culture

Midtown offers fresh, fun & fanciful 2nd Saturday stops in May

Midtown offers fresh, fun & fanciful 2nd Saturday stops in May

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd 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, May 13, 2017, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following:

Railroad Museum encourages interested volunteers to attend special open house on May 13

Railroad Museum encourages interested volunteers to attend special open house on May 13

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush. For those interested, a special, drop-in Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stanford Gallery located at 111 I Street in Old Sacramento (next door to the California State Railroad Museum). Volunteer applications are being accepted now through May 17 and will be followed by an interview process. The next Docent Training session is scheduled to begin on June 3.

Give where your heart is...museums go big for Day of Giving

Give where your heart is...museums go big for Day of Giving

The dedicated and diverse Sacramento area museum community is gearing up for the 2017 Big Day of Giving scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2017, in hopes local contributors will choose to support their endeavors during this special giving challenge. For the past few years, more than $16 million has been raised for local nonprofits from throughout the region, state, country and world.

The Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. For the 2017 Big Day of Giving, a dozen Sacramento Area Museum members are participating in this collaborative effort that is focused locally but extends globally, including:

American Revolution Museum exceeds fundraising goal at $152M

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution says it has exceeded its $150 million fundraising effort, just weeks before it opens to the public... Read More

David Letterman replaces Neil Young at Rock Hall show

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman will replace an ailing Neil Young as the person inducting Pearl Jam into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday... Read More

ACMs play to a loyal country audience to shore up ratings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As the television industry deals with overall declines in total viewership, organizers behind the Academy of Country Music Awards are focused on keeping the core country music... Read More

Sutter’s Fort recreates California’s first mall for special traders’ faire - April 7-9

Sutter’s Fort recreates California’s first mall  for special traders’ faire - April 7-9

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present a vibrant, educational and fun three day event -- “Traders’ Faire - California’s First Mall” -- on Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. Offered just once a year, this lively and highly anticipated interpretive event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and offers unique insights into the early days of the Fort when it served as a central and critically important trading post. Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls, gates and blacksmith shop plus have the opportunity to step back in time to experience what California’s first shopping mall was like in the 1840s.