The Creative Corridor

Like many forgotten areas in our country’s urban centers, R Street has attracted the wonderful world of the creative class.  The corridor’s industrial roots have provided a gritty and open canvas for Sacramento’s many artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs.   Check out the list of interesting and creative people, places, and things your can find on the R Street Corridor.

Second Saturday  

Every second Saturday of the month a creative and cultural avalanche hits the central city streets as area artists present their latest works and musings to the region.  The community event attracts a wide array of art lovers, people watchers, and fun seekers from 4 PM to into the late evening.   R Street has its share of venues that regularly host art shows and performances on  Second Saturday.  Check out these sites and indulge your love for creativity and Sacramento culture.

Bows and Arrows 

815 19th Street,  Sacramento, CA 95814

916-822-5668

Open Tuesday  to Saturday 11:00 AM  to 11:00 PM

www.bowscollective.com

One of the hippest spots in town.  Bows hosts regular art shows, live music performances, and other events that cannot be explained but only experienced. 

 

Art Foundry

1021 R Street,  Sacramento, CA 95811

916-444-2787

Open Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

www.artfoundryinc.com

One of the gems of the R Street creative scene the place widely renowned bronze artist Alan Osbourne calls home.  Make sure to check out the bronze pouring demonstrations on Second Saturday.

 

Arthouse at the Fuller Building

1021 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Open Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The Art Studios is home to over 17 artists and artisans who work and display their work upstairs in the historic and former Fuller Paint Supply Warehouse.

www.facebook.com/ArthouseSacramento

 

The Capitol Art Center

1200 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

916 397-8958

Call for times.

www.s21studios.com

A little known gem on the corner of 12 and S that is a studio, classroom, and art gallery.

 

The Verge Center for the Arts

625 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

916-448-2985

www.vergeart.com

Verge is a non profit artist studio center that provides resource for career and emerging contemporary artists.

 

Public Art on the Street

R Street is the home of some great public art.  Whether located on the public right of way or private property, some of Sacramento’s most recognized public art pieces can be found on the R Street Corridor.

Streetscape Art – 10th to 13th Streets

The City and the Capitol Area Development Authority completed a large streetscape improvements project in January 2012 that included artistic signage and street art.  The art followed the industrial theme outlined in the corridor’s urban design guidelines. Six pieces were commissioned to serve a dual purpose as art and a bike rack.   Below are links to pictures of the art pieces and short bios of the artists.

The Pallet - Ben Hunt

The Cable Spool Wheel – Ben Hunt

Dragon of Strength  – Gina Rossi

Comedy/Tragedy – Gina Rossi

Consternation – Richard Ratcliff

Spikes and Rail – Dina Gassini

The Hammer – Vince Walker

R Street Archways and Obelisks – Fuel Creative Group