ArtStreet opens in Sacramento!

What: ArtStreet, a temporary art exhibit in Sacramento

When: February 3rd – 25th, 2017. 3-9 pm on weekdays & 11-9 pm on weekends.

Where: 300 1st Avenue, Sacramento CA 95818

This past weekend marked the opening of a 65,000 square foot temporary art exhibit in Sacramento featuring over 100 artists, local and from afar. Grigio’s principal, Jennifer Jackson, is part of the M5Arts team – a small non-profit that organizes an annual arts event that is free and open to the public.

Jennifer Jackson with Mayor Darrell Steinberg at ArtStreet

This year’s exhibit is ArtStreet. The artist open call accepted entries that addressed the theme of the street and how one interacts with it. A well-curated maze resembling city streets holds individual exhibit spaces featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, new media, sound installation, murals, light installation, interactive works, and more.

In the central ‘city square’ is a 500+ square foot hanging installation by Jason Silva and Ginger Thompson of Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects. Along the square, local historian William Burg built a replica of a 1940s Sacramento jazz club that’s filled with stories about the city’s rich history. A stage in the square is home to a range of performances each day, from classical piano to New Orleans brass band to dance projects to punk rock shows. It’s truly a feast for the senses and there is something for everyone here.

Want to learn more? Hear Jennifer on Insight with Beth Ruyak on Capital Public Radio with local artist William Ishmael here, and see press from The Sacramento Bee, The Sacramento Business Journal, and especially this piece by Sacramento Magazine.

:: art belongs everywhere ::