Friday, May 28, 2010

Downtown Focus for Arts Programming

Starting this month, the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, in partnership with Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Center for Contemporary Art and Crocker Art Museum is preparing to launch West of 16th Street, East of the River.

The extensive series of arts-related programming and special events throughout Downtown will highlight public art and historical architecture, the Crocker family’s legacy, Downtown’s sculpture garden, a unique collection of Chicano art and temporary art exhibits by local artists.

Taking a cue from other cities’ efforts to revitalize districts via arts related activities, DSP is utilizing ground floor vacancies for temporary art installations. Colliers International, St. Anton Partners and the CIM Group have donated space for temporary exhibits by various local artists and designers. Their work can be viewed at various locations throughout Downtown.

Arts programming aims to support downtown businesses, museums and galleries and was developed out of requests for more Second Saturday and summertime activity. “Businesses have expressed interest in connecting with Midtown’s very successful Second Saturday event,” said DSP Programming Manager Julia Beckner. “Downtown is home to the city’s oldest and most interesting public art and architecture, yet the district is often overlooked as a center for arts and culture. We hope that, with this summer schedule of arts related programming, we can bring attention to all that Downtown has to offer.”

Property owners interested in donating space should contact DSP Programming Manager Julia Beckner at For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit

Content provided by: Downtown Sacramento Partnership

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