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Sacramento ~ Support Your Local Artists!

I've lived in Sacramento for many years. I was here when the first 2nd Saturday started. It was great! Sacramento was trying very hard to move up the ranks in the "art scene".  A few small galleries started popping up here and there.I was even able to land a few gigs to show my artwork. All in all, Sacramento's art scene seemed to be promising. 

2nd Saturday has now evolved into something different. It's more of a trendy place to be seen and get drunk. The starving artists are still starving. 

I stopped lining up gigs and eventually stopped painting altogether.

After 3 years, I started painting again. With new networking options one would think that it is easier for artists to get their work out to the masses. Not so.

My latest encounter with this phenomenon is is a neighborhood site. You basically have to prove you live in a particular neighborhood to join. I have been on the East Sacramento ND for about 7 months. 

They have what they call …