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Galleries in Sacramento offer eclectic 2nd Saturday Art Walk

Galleries in Sacramento offer eclectic 2nd Saturday Art Walk

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, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  On Saturday, August 8, 2015, a sampling of the offerings presented by galleries in Midtown include the following:

August is Toy Train Month at the Railroad Museum!

August is Toy Train Month at the Railroad Museum!

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to recognize August 2015 as Toy Train Month, an annual celebration that focuses on the crowd-favorite Thomas W. Sefton Gallery and “Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains” exhibit.

In recognition of Toy Train month in August, an entirely new selection of Buddy “L” toys – never before displayed at the Museum -- will be introduced as part of the “Small Wonders” exhibit.  The special items added to the exhibit will include a Model T dump truck, fire truck, lumber truck, cement mixer, toy boat, toy airplane complete with its hangar, and a four-motor “air cruiser.”  With a few exceptions, these collectibles were manufactured in the late 1920s and early 1930s which are considered the classic years of Buddy “L.”  Plus, one very rare item -- a late 1920s vintage Buddy “L” coach (bus) with gold gilding -- will be on special display for one month only to protect it from fading.

ArtBeast: Decorate Your Own Tambourine

ArtBeast: Decorate Your Own Tambourine
ArtBeast: Decorate Your Own Tambourine
07-03-2015 - 07-03-2015
Sacramento Public Library
http://www.saclibrary.org/Home/Events/?eventId=133139
Admission: Free
 
(916) 264-2920
askus@saclibrary.org
 
Start Time(s): Fri 4pm-5pm
Assemble and decorate your own durable tambourine that is a real musical instrument Use paint and other decorative embellishments to make a beautiful, personalized tambourine that you can keep
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Vincent DiLeo will receive “The Award Of Excellence” from the State Fair Fine Art Competition

 Vincent DiLeo will receive “The Award Of Excellence” from the State Fair Fine Art Competition

This year there were 1,200 entries entered into the California State Fair Fine Art

Competition. Of those, only 180 artists were selected to showcase their art.

Vincent DiLeos’ photomontage, titled “Ghost Ship”, has been selected for this

award. This photomontage was created from four photographs by blending the

images together to look like one. The photograph looks like a pirate ship drifting