Thanks for checking out our post about art in Sacramento. Galleries, museums, supplies, schools, shows, events and more will all be discussed in detail right here.
This intro will be short and sweet because we know your time is valuable. The best Sacramento Art Galleries and Museums where you can see the most incredible exhibitions and collections the city has to offer will get things going.
You may want to know about the best art stores in your area where you can buy all the supplies and materials you desire so they will be listed. We also don’t want to forget about the best shows and events this town has to offer.
If you get a sunny day enjoy it by going on an art walking tour or by seeing some of the most unique statues and sculptures near you. Taking group classes or private lessons at one of the nicer art schools in Sacramento can be a great way to improve your skills quickly.
Renting out a local art studio when the time is right to get the ball rolling on your next project could improve your odds of success. Appraisers, dealers, and framing shops will also be covered.
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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:
- Crocker Art Museum at 216 O St
- The California Museum at 1020 O St
- Axis Gallery at 625 S St
- Viewpoint Gallery at 2015 J St #101
- Groundswell at 2508 J S
- Arthouse at 1021 R St
- 1810 Gallery at 215 14th St
- The Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex at 2837 36th St
- Elliott Fouts Gallery at 1831 P St
- Blue Line Arts at 405 Vernon St #100, Roseville
- The Gallery at 48 Natoma at 48 Natoma St, Folsom
- Sutter Street Artists at 627 Sutter St, Folsom
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 medias and put on lectures, studio classes, activities for kids and plenty more.
At Axis Gallery they sell art plus the 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 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. Every Second Saturday they host a popular artwalk, and they also rent out studio space.
You can see and buy art 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.
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.
Materials & Supplies Near You
These local art stores should have all of the materials and supplies you need:
- University Art at 2601 J St
- Leave Your Mark Sacramento at 2627 J St #100
- Blick Art Materials at 905 Howe Ave
- Michaels at 2100 Arden Way #125
- Joann at 3130 Arden Way
- Recreate at 8417 Washington Blvd #135, Roseville
- Michaels at 1192 Galleria Blvd, Roseville
- Joann at 1010 E Bidwell St, Folsom
- Michaels at 2715 E Bidwell St, Folsom
For more than 70 years University Art has been selling supplies and materials in Sacramento and Redwood City. They also 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:
- Sacramento Arts Festival in October
- Chalk It Up! over Labor Day Weekend
- First Fridays in Oak Park
- [email protected] in March
- Art Of Darkness around Halloween
- Viewpoint Gallery 1st Wednesday Print Night
- 2nd Saturday Sacramento
The annual Sacramento Arts Festival takes place every October at the convention center. 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 arts and crafts.
The [email protected] is a fine arts exhibition 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. Expect to find 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 local and 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 in your area:
- Beths Jones Art Consultant at 5520 Elvas Ave
- Archival Gallery at 3223 Folsom Blvd
- Kennedy Gallery Sacramento at 1931 L St
- Sekula’s Art Antiques & Design at 855 57th St
- American Visions Art Gallery at 13000 Folsom Blvd #212, Folsom
- Fire and Rain Gallery at 705 Sutter St, Folsom
At Beths Jones Art Consultant they can obviously do consulting work in addition to curatorial services, event planning, acquisitions, installations, conservations and maintenance. At Archival Gallery you can get framing, consultations, collection management, curation, plus 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.
Art walking tours can be a lot of fun when the weather is nice:
- 2nd Saturday Sacramento at 908 21st St
- Wide Open Walls Mural at 1730 14th St
- 3rd Saturday Art Walk Downtown Roseville at 405 Vernon St
- Johnny Cash Trail at 200 Stafford St, Folsom
2nd Saturday Sacramento is an event to help out local artists near you. 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. 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
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:
- Verge Center For The Art at 625 S St
- Patris Studio & Art Gallery at 3460 2nd Ave
- Just For Fun Art at 3995 N Freeway Blvd
- Sincere Ceramics at 5931 Power Inn Rd
- Alpha Fired Arts at 4675 Aldona Ln
- Sparrow 5 at 213 Vernon St, Roseville
- Kirk Miller Art Studio at 805 1/2 Sutter St #250, Folsom
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.
They have 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 too.
Studios For Rent Near You
You can try to rent art studio space in your area at:
- Broad Room at 1409 Del Paso Blvd
- Warehouse Artist Lofts at 1108 R St
- Work of Art Studios at 2380 Watt Ave #210
- Artorbis Studio at 1271 Pleasant Grove Blvd #120, Roseville
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 at 1005 22nd St
- Ron’s Frame Shop at 1914 Fruitridge Rd
- R and M Framing at 1200 S St
- Artistic Edge at 1880 Fulton Ave
- Raven’s Corner Museum Quality Framing at 1931 10th St
- Noel Flynn Gallery & Frame Factory at 225 Vernon St, Roseville
Midtown Framing can do frame and mirror installations services as well as custom printing services or frame and photo restoration services. Artistic Edge specializes in canvas stretching, 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. 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:
- Stockton Art Galleries & Museums
- San Francisco Art Galleries & Museums
- Oakland Art Galleries & Museums
- Reno Art Galleries & Museums
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 galleries, museums, buying supplies or doing anything that has to do with art in Sacramento!