Posts Tagged ‘Fremont Park’

Getty Owl’s Fundraiser Supporting a Local Family

October 11, 2010

Sacramento parents Kate and Mark took their daughter, Getty, to her routine 4-month pediatric appointment back in July and assumed that the most painful part of that trip would be the immunization shots that Getty would receive at the end of the visit. What they never imagined was that they would be told their daughter likely only had two years to live.

Getty was diagnosed with SMA1. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is an inherited disease that causes progressive muscle degeneration and weakness, eventually leading to death. Infants like Getty with SMA Type 1 are born with very little muscle tone, weak muscles, and develop feeding and breathing problems over time. Weakness gets worse and will eventually become severe. There is no cure or treatment for the progressive weakness.

Since the condition is considered terminal a lot of the medical equipment that they will need will not be covered. In Getty’s honor and to raise money for the family, Mark and Kate’s friend, Stacey Ball, decided to organize a craft event.

The event will be taking place on Saturday, October 16th from 10AM to 2PM at Fremont Park at 1515 Q Street.  At last count there was 77 vendors participating.  There will be a raffle the day of the show and select vendors are donating a portion of their proceeds to the family.

You can find more information about Getty and this event at their blog: www.gettyowl.com.  They also have a Facebook event that can be shared at:

http://www.facebook.com/#%21/event.php?eid=130763776971424

Please help support Getty and her family by attending the event, making a donation or helping spread the word to others.

We’ll see you there!

20th Annual Chalk It Up!

August 31, 2010

Chalk-It-Up! to Sacramento is a nonprofit organization created to benefit children’s arts education and art activities. Funds are raised through an annual chalk art festival held each Labor Day Weekend since 1991. Bring the family out to Fremont Park September 4, 5 and 6 from 10AM to 6PM and join the fun!

The festival features over 200 sidewalk paintings created at the festival by local artists who donate their time, energy, and talent. These concrete masterpieces are left on the sidewalk for the public to enjoy throughout the month of September. The pieces are done with soft chalk pastel mixed with water. The squares are divided into the following categories:

Sponsored Squares: On the perimeter of the park, sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Artists volunteer to create chalk drawings for their sponsors.

Personal Squares: Available for those who are interested in creating their own masterpiece. Squares can be purchased for $10.00, the price includes a box of artist’s chalk, and can be purchased at the Chalk Booth during the festival.

Community Squares: Free and open for the public to create their own sidewalk artwork. Chalk is supplied by the festival. Artists must keep the community chalk as well as their artwork within the confines of the community squares. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Born in Sacramento: Reserved especially for native Sacramentans of all ages to make their marks. Officer Henry Luckie sponsors this area.

During the festival local bands, musicians, and other performers will entertain the artists and the public. These performers donate their time for this festival. A list of performance times is posted near both of the stage areas. Since the aim of Chalk-It-Up! is to encourage children’s art programs, all children’s activities at the festival are free. These include chalk drawing and a variety of other art activities.

Fremont Park is located at 16th and Q Streets and for more information click HERE or call 916.444.1453.

We’ll see you there!

Chalk-It-Up!

August 25, 2009

chalk it up

Chalk-It-Up! is a nonprofit organization benefiting children’s arts education and activities. The annual chalk art festival takes place Labor Day Weekend and has been running since 1991!

“The festival features over 200 sidewalk paintings created at the festival by local artists who donate their time, energy, and talent. These concrete masterpieces are left on the sidewalk for the public to enjoy throughout the month of September. The pieces are done with soft chalk pastel mixed with water.

How it works: The numbered squares on the perimeter of the park are sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Artists volunteer to create chalk drawings for their sponsors.

Personal squares are available for those who are interested in creating their own masterpiece. The squares can be purchased for $10.00 and the price includes a box of artist’s chalk. (Squares can be purchased at the Chalk Booth during the festival.)

The community square area is *FREE* and open for the public to create their own sidewalk artwork. Chalk is supplied by the festival.

During the festival local bands, musicians, and other performers entertain the artists and the public. These performers donate their time for this festival. A list of performance times is posted near both of the stage areas.

Since the aim of Chalk-It-Up! is to encourage children’s art programs, all children’s activities at the festival are free. These include chalk drawing and a variety of other art activities.

Chalk-It-Up! takes place September 5-7 from 10AM-6PM daily.
Join in the fun and head over to Fremont Park at 15th and P Streets.

For more information click here or call 916.484.5710.

We’ll see you there!