Sacramento Art Galleries, Museums, Supplies & More

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We are all about to dive deep into everything about art in Sacramento and our opening section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.

Up next we will discuss a variety of other topics like local art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.

If you are searching for any specific section you can jump straight to it by using the table of contents on the left and we will also be sharing a Sacramento art map with all of the various venues we mention throughout the post pinned on it.

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Best Art Galleries & Museums In Sacramento

If you want to visit the best art galleries and museums in Sacramento you can go to:

At the Crocker Art Museum you will find one of the best displays of local California art as well as renowned European master drawings and one of the biggest international ceramics collections in America. They have a diverse group of exhibitions, events, and programs in all kinds of media and put on lectures, studio classes, activities for kids and plenty more so head over when they are open from 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday including until 9pm on Thursday nights.

At Axis Gallery who is open from noon to 5pm Friday through Sunday they sell art plus they host a National Juried Art Exhibition for American artists every August where the winner gets a cash prize and a printed exhibition catalogue.

There are a variety of photographic workshops by leading photography instructors that are viewable from noon to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday at the Viewpoint Gallery where members can show and sell their work in the gallery. They also hold the 1st Wednesday Print Night which is a monthly gathering of local and regional photographers.

At Groundswell you can buy or even rent site-specific commissioned art pieces plus they do custom framing and consultation services.

The 1810 Gallery has free programs for the public like artist talks and workshops near you and they also provide curation and consultation services.

There is a monthly meet up series at The Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex that takes place every Fourth Thursday of the month and they also have a music meet up every Third Saturday and every Second Saturday they host a popular artwalk. You can even visit them to rent out studio space and they generally open at noon Friday through Sunday.

You can see and buy art in your area that was created by renowned artists like Roland Petersen, David Gilhooly, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Arneson, Peter VandenBerge, and more at Elliott Fouts Gallery and they also do appraisal services and can help with selling fine art just don’t go on Monday or Tuesday because they will be closed.

Every Third Saturday Blue Line Arts hosts an artwalk from 5pm to 8pm plus they host the great Art of Darkness Event each October. Additionally their instructors provide classes and workshops for all ages.

It is free to enter The Gallery at 48 Natoma and many of the works are for sale. Head over from 9am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday and they are open again from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

Materials & Supplies Near You

These local art stores should have all of the materials and supplies you need:

For more than 70 years University Art has been selling supplies and materials in Sacramento and Redwood City plus they have classes, workshops, ready-made frames, and do custom framing.

Those who are interested in graffiti and street art should find everything they need at Leave Your Mark.

You probably already know what the chains like Michaels and Joann have to offer.

Shows & Events

Some of the best art shows and events held in your area are:

The annual Sacramento Arts Festival takes place every October at the convention center where you can expect to find more than 200 artists and craftsmen displaying their latest works.

Chalk It Up! goes down at Fremont Park over Labor Day Weekend and it is a celebration of chalk art, live music, and the community as a whole.

32nd to 36th Street Broadway business corridor is where to head for First Fridays in Oak Park where you will find live music, food, drinking, and of course lots of local arts and crafts.

The Arts@theOval is a fine arts exhibition near you where you can buy paintings, photos, fiber art, pottery, jewelry, and more from dozens of juried artists. The event takes place in the Olympic Room at the Roseville Skating Center and it is free for all to attend.

Art Of Darkness is an event held by Blue Line Arts around Halloween where you can check out art installations, sculptures, a live DJ, and a contest with a prize for the most creative costume.

Viewpoint Gallery 1st Wednesday Print Night is a monthly meet up for regional photographers to showcase their newest pictures and talk about the current photography scene.

2nd Saturday Sacramento is designed to support local artists and celebrate different media.

Art Dealers & Appraisers

When you are trying to find a new piece for your collection or to figure out the true value of something visit one of these art dealers and appraisers:

At Beths Jones Art Consultant they can obviously do consulting work in addition to curatorial services, event planning, acquisitions, installations, conservations, and maintenance.

Archival Gallery excels at framing, collection management, curation, , consultations, and the jurying of local and regional exhibitions.

Sekula’s Art Antiques & Design specializes in acquisitions, appraisals, and consultations.

Axis Gallery, Viewpoint Gallery, Groundswell, Elliott Fouts Gallery and The Gallery at 48 Natoma from the main list above also sell art in your area.

Walking Tours

Local art walking tours can be a lot of fun when the weather is nice:

2nd Saturday Sacramento is an event to help out artists near you where many galleries and local businesses will have an open house evening with art exhibits, live music, wine, food, street fairs, and special events year round.

The Wide Open Walls Mural tours promote diversity and expression on alleys and buildings in the area.

The Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex 2nd Saturday Artwalk is a series of monthly artwalks held every second Saturday of the month at their complex.

The 3rd Saturday Art Walk in Downtown Roseville is a monthly artwalk hosted by Blue Line Arts and it is a great place to see local artists and musicians at the Vernon Street Town Square on every 3rd Saturday from 5pm to 8pm.

The Folsom Historic District and East toward Lake Crossing Trail is where you can find the Johnny Cash Trail which has world-class linear public art along it.

Sculptures & Statues

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Taking selfies with these sculptures and statues could also be enjoyable:

  • Wings of City in the Central Business District
  • Subtile at the River Walk Trail
  • Daphne at 3501 59th St
  • Pony Express Statue at 2nd St & J St
  • Olympus Pointe Sculpture Park at 350 N Sunrise Ave, Roseville

Jorge Marin created Wings of City which is a series of nine sculptures, four will be found in a row on Capitol Mall between 8th and 9th Streets, while the other five are located near Cathedral Square.

Subtile was created by Federica Diaz and was installed on the river bank a few years ago.

Thomas Holland was the creator of the Pony Express Statue which you can find in Old Sacramento State Historic Park.

And you won’t want to forget about the Olympus Pointe Sculpture Park in Roseville which features the well-known abstract ‘Cosmos’ sculpture.

Sacramento Art Classes

Whether you are trying to find private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults the best art schools in Sacramento would be:

The instructors at Verge Center For The Art have classes for all ages plus you can try out their low or no cost artist workspace.

The specialties at Patris Studio & Art Gallery focus on drawing and painting classes and they even have figure drawing and painting classes with live models.

You can take lessons at Just For Fun Art or their instructors can visit you. They also host public and private events like paint lessons, art parties, girls nights out, date nights, corporate events, and more.

At Sincere Ceramics you can take their pottery classes, use their open studio workspace, or try out their firing services.

You can also check out the pottery and sculpture classes for kids and adults at Alpha Fired Arts who has beginners and advanced lessons available, after school clay classes for kids, plus you can rent their studio space or use their firing services.

Kirk Miller Art Studio has classes for kids 8 and older or adults plus private classes.

Crocker Art Museum, Blue Line Arts, and University Art offer art classes in Sacramento too.

Studios For Rent Near You

You can try to rent art studio space in your area at:

Other venues we have listed throughout the post that also rent out art studio space include The Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex, Arthouse, Verge Center For The Art, Sincere Ceramics, and Alpha Fired Arts.


When you need art framing services in Sacramento try out:

Midtown Framing can do local frame and mirror installations, custom printing, or frame and photo restorations.

Artistic Edge specializes in canvas stretching and dry mounting art in addition to painting and photo restoration services or frame repair.

Noel Flynn Gallery & Frame Factory is a great place to get custom picture framing in Roseville and the greater Sacramento Region as they have over 1,000 mat and 3,000 moulding selections on site.

Other good places for framing near you include Groundswell, University Art, Blick Art Materials, Michaels, and Archival Gallery. By the way we have also written about:

Have Fun Enjoying The Sacramento Art Scene

Well guys, we tried to cover the full art scene near you to the best of our abilities. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area.

If you made it all the way to the end then you probably love art as much as we do. You can let us know about any of your own tips and tricks in the comments at the end of the post, or please also let us know if we got anything wrong or if anything we posted has become dated.

Have fun going to the local galleries, museums, buying supplies, or doing anything that has to do with art in Sacramento!

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This post and all of the posts on our site are edited by Dan Soloman who has been a huge fan of art since he was a little kid. His mother was a good local artist, and she taught him the trade from a very early age. He studied art and its history in both high school and college, has worked at multiple galleries, and recently has begun creating and editing online content for this site and some other online media platforms.


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