Posts Tagged ‘Second Saturday’

Second Saturday + Crocker Art Museum April Events

April 7, 2010

Have you ventured out to Second Saturday yet in 2010? With each passing month the evenings are warming up and thanks to daylight savings it is lighter later. April would be a great month to check out the local art scene with your families and there is no better place to begin your art walk than the Crocker Art Museum.

Second Saturday this month falls on April 10th and from 12-3PM families can enjoy a Children’s Film Festival at the Crocker. See films from around the world! Stay the entire afternoon or view just a few screenings of animation and live-action shorts. Second Saturday for Families is *FREE* with admission.

Following the Children’s Film Festival there will be a Teen Film Festival hosted by the Teen Action Team. From 3:30-5PM teenagers can enjoy short films about and starring teens. The Festival features nine recently released films, including Up Jump the Boogie and award winning A Summer Rain, ranging from animation to live action comedy drama and theatrical documentaries. This program is presented in partnership with the San Francisco International Children’s Film Festival. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for ages 13-17. Contact Emma Moore at or call at 916.808.1961 to register. The Teen Film Festival is *FREE* with museum admission.

Since we’re on the subject of events at the Crocker, mark your calendars for Wee Wednesday on April 21st. Wee Wednesdays are designed for children ages 3-5 and the special adult in their lives. Encourage your early learner’s development through multi-sensory activities inspired by art and storytelling. There are sessions offered at 10:30AM and 1PM and although participation is *FREE* with admission, reservations are required. To register, call 916.808.1182 or email

The Crocker Art Museum is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10AM–5PM Tuesday through Sunday and 1st and 3rd Thursdays until 9PM. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students and *FREE* admission on Sundays from 10AM-1PM. For more information click here or call 916.808.7000.

We’ll see you there!

March Second Saturday Art Walk

March 8, 2010

I realize it is Monday but can you blame me for already looking ahead to the weekend? This Saturday, March 13th is the Sacramento Second Saturday Art Walk throughout midtown and downtown (actually, extending all the way to East Sacramento to Fe Gallery.) My honey and I did end up making it to last month’s Second Saturday with our 1-year-old and while it seemed a little “light” on the vendors and exhibits, it was still a nice evening wandering around J Street.

Care to do a little wandering yourself? Begin your art walk at the Crocker Art Museum at their Second Saturday for Families event from 12-3PM. Using simple printmaking techniques and your imagination, discover how opposites, such as positive and negative space, produce captivating artwork. Activities are *FREE* with admission.

For more information about Second Saturday galleries and events click here. For more information about the Crocker Art Museum’s Second Saturday for Families click here or call 916.808.1961.

We’ll see you there!

What do you think about Second Saturday? Fun and interesting? Or lame and overrated?

Second Saturday for Families at the Crocker Art Museum

February 11, 2010

Sacramento has many claims to fame (ha, ha) and one of the most popular is Second Saturday. My favorite thing about Second Saturday is that there is literally something for everyone. Whether you are a regular or you’re interested in checking it out for the first time, start your day at the Crocker Art Museum’s Second Saturday for Families: Drawing from Still Life.

The Crocker is home to still-life paintings featuring grapes, flowers, fruit and even dead fish and birds. In this Saturday’s art workshop your family can experiment with an assortment of objects to create and draw a still life arrangement of their own. This would be the perfect way to introduce a form of art to your child, and let them take home their own masterpiece!

Second Saturday for Families is *FREE* with admission to the Crocker Art Museum and takes place Saturday, February 13th from 12-3PM. Admission to the Crocker is $6 for ages 12 and up, $4 for seniors and $3 for students up to 12.

The Crocker Art Museum is located at 216 O Street and for more information click here or call 916.808.1182.

We’ll see you there!

How many local artists can you name? (Um, this ESM can’t name any, which I feel is shameful… so you’ll be seeing our family at SS this weekend!)

Second Saturday for Families at the Crocker Art Museum

January 6, 2010

It seems like we just wrote about Second Saturday– how is it possible that another month has passed? I guess the business of the holidays helps time to fly by. At any rate, Sacramento’s Second Saturday is here again. Pack your umbrella and get out there to expose your family to some fabulous art and entertainment!

Be sure to start your Second Saturday walk at the Crocker Art Museum from 12-3PM with Project Hat. As described by the Crocker: “High fashion was important long before Project Runway. Hats in particular were an essential part of an individual’s wardrobe. Use your imagination and a variety of fun materials to create a hat that demonstrates your personal style and individual identity.”

Then your little ones can sport their very own art creations as they stroll along J Street. What fun!

The Crocker Art Museum is located at 216 O Street and Project Hat is *FREE* with admission ($6 general/$4 seniors/$3 students/*FREE* 6 and under).

Click here or call 916.808.1961 for more information.

We’ll see you there!

What is your family’s favorite Second Saturday exhibit, location or activity? Comment below. We’d love to know– and share with other East Sac Moms!

Second Saturday

December 8, 2009

With all of the special holiday festivities going on it is easy to forget about the regular activities going on in East Sacramento, like Second Saturday! If the weather cooperates, start off your Second Saturday walk at the Crocker Art Museum where you can “Eat Your Art”.

This Saturday from 12-3PM families can “squish, spread and sprinkle color, shapes and lines onto cookies – an edible canvas.” The activity is free with admission and open to all.

The Crocker Art Museum is located at 216 O Street. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors (65+), $3 for students (with a valid ID) and *FREE* for children 6 years and under.

For more information click here or call 916.808.1961.

From the Crocker Art Museum you can head down through mid-town to the rest of the Second Saturday entertainment. For some family friendly tips check out our Second Saturday post here.

Do you frequent Second Saturday? If you do, is it date-night or do you bring the the kids along? Any tips for parents wanting to take their kids? Let us know!

P.S. Don’t forget… the December giveaway is coming on Friday!

Second Saturday Wrap up

August 10, 2009

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If you haven’t been to Second Saturday downtown, this mom highly recommends it. We took our 6-month old this weekend and did our best to arrive when it started (which really meant we got there 20 minutes later) so we could make the most of our time before it got to be too close to bed time.

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The Second Saturday art walk has grown in popularity and has become a bustling marketplace of artists, vendors, photographers and singers. Our baby enjoyed the people-watching and I enjoyed the freebies! Simply Juice was there passing out samples of their raspberry lemonade (I’m sold) and Off was giving out individual packets of insect repellent.

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I was surprised to see the variety of art offered along J Street but even more surprised when I saw displays of furniture (pictured above). I’ve been eyeing one of those white watering cans.

There was pizza for sale by the slice and restaurant specials at every turn. If you haven’t been to Plum Blossom, it is definitely worth stopping in if you’re hungry because the portions are really generous (their claim to fame is that they will deliver until 2AM– awesome!) Tapa the Worldwas packed to the brim, which isn’t uncommon for that place, and the scents wafting in the air were irresistible.

Second Saturday is (obviously) only once a month, but it is worth checking out and is an entertaining *FREE* family activity. If you go, or if you’ve been and have comments or suggestions please let us know! We’d love more feedback from other East Sac Moms.

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