Archive for August 3rd, 2010

Verge Jumble Sale This Week!

Does anyone have better junk than artists?   Visit any artist’s home or studio and you’re likely to encounter an eclectic mix of books, knick-knacks, music equipment, antiques, tools, and assorted other treasures.  For their first public fundraiser, the Verge Center for the Arts (formerly the Verge Gallery and Studio Project) asked artists, arts supporters and the public at large to donate some of their treasures to the First Annual Verge Jumble Sale, Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8, 8AM – 2PM.  Judging by the small mountain of donations taking up a significant chunk of floor space, the response has been swell!   Having seen all this materiel trucking in (being married to the Executive Director has its perks) I can assure you that a $15 ticket to the August 5 Preview Sale and Party will be a wise investment, even if they weren’t providing food and drinks.  This will be the public’s first chance to check out the exciting new space for Verge; in April they relocated from their 19th Street location to a new, much larger spot at 7th and S.  They’re still in the process of building out the galleries, but they’ve already got a score of studios built and filled with working artists, with another dozen or so on the way.   Ask nicely and they’ll give you a tour of the premises while you’re there.

625 S Street

Preview Party: Aug 5, 7PM
Saturday and Sunday: August 7- 8, 8AM-2PM

The American River

By Becky Grunewald Photos by Scott Duncan and BG

The things about Sacramento that are often referred to as “ghetto” or “busted” are some of my favorite things. On that list are South Sac, the bike trail, and the California State Fair. Topping that list is the much-maligned American River. Read more »

Take it Outside

By Sarah Singleton photos by Scott Duncan

People wonder how we Saramentans survive the heat every summer. Besides a dunk in a pool or one of the rivers and air conditioning, it’s the knowledge that by 8PM, our beloved Delta breezes will kick in and somewhere, someplace there will be a patio on which to relax, have a drink and maybe get a bite to eat. I spent several days and nights searching out the best of Sac’s patios. It was a tiresome task, but somehow I muddled through. May I present to you the more noteworthy of Sacramento’s outdoor eating and drinking locales. Read more »

North Sac Treats

By Becky Grunewald  photos by Scott Duncan and BG

It might not be apparent to the casual reader, but beneath the sunny surface of Sacramento’s free publications lurks an intense rivalry.  The competition between MidMo and SN&R is particularly intense.  It is rife with corporate espionage and backstabbing.  I’m pretty sure Nick Miller is tapping my phones. Read more »

Art Picks, August 2010

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