Every first Saturday, the Sacramento African-American Art Collective (SAAAC) hosts a self-guided art tour exhibiting the works of established and emerging African-American artists. In addition, a wealth of talent by poets, musicians and other artists in various disciplines will be showcased. Participating artists are predominately from the greater Sacramento region and surrounding communities.
Art lovers will be able to view creative works in all media at over 10 venues throughout the city. People of all ages are encouraged to come out and enjoy this family-friendly event. The First Saturday Art Tour is free and open to the public from 12noon-9pm. Reception times for “Meet the Artist” opportunities are listed on the SAAAC Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SAAAC).
Art patrons may choose to go to some or all of the venues. The self-guided tour guides viewers from location to location ending at a Point of Destination closing reception. The Point of Destination spotlights, and is hosted by, a venue included in the tour. Artists and business owners from all the venues will be present. For the month of April 40 Acres Art Gallery 3428 3rd Avenue (Historic Oak Park) Sacramento, is the Point of Destination. This free event starts at 6:30pm.Seating is limited and guests are encouraged to arrive early.
Fine artist and cultural activist, Milton “510” Bowens presents “Food Stamps, Free Lunch and Fine Art” A Self Portrait. Join us as we artistically flash back to the sixties, seventies and eighties in a celebration of music, poetry and memory. A live DJ will spin old school hits and a select ensemble of the Sacramento area’s finest spoken word artist will perform. The evening will include a silent auction with proceeds benefiting Mr. Bowens’ Civil Arts Project.