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Menagerie Pop-Up Art Show

Menagerie Pop-Up Art Show

By Brianna Nathan

Do you remember the last time you went to an art show that incorporated musical acts, visual arts, and interpretive dance? That’s exactly what I saw last week, at Menagerie.’s pop-up art show at District 30. The space was transformed by the 20-plus participating artists, who each presented a unique point of view.

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Railroad Museum to Debut Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition “Journey Stories” on 6/21!

Railroad Museum to Debut Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition “Journey Stories” on 6/21!

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to be the first institution in California to debut a Smithsonian traveling exhibition titled “Journey Stories” on June 21, 2014.  With the use of compelling photographs, visual display panels, narrative text and more, the “Journey Stories” exhibition highlights how transportation and migration helped build the United States, how it has changed us as a nation, and how our mobile world looked to travelers along the way. The exhibition also demonstrates our collective personal heritage and how everyone has an interesting story to tell.   

Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival Moves To Delta Loop

Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival Moves To Delta Loop

      The Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival has moved to a new location for the 2014 event. Still in Isleton, technically, but not in the city limits anymore. They have moved to the Delta Loop which is just a few minutes away. The event location is at the B&W Resort Marina and Boat storage. The Isleton Chamber of Commerce resurrected the festival in 2011 after the "Isleton Crawdad Festival" was disbanded along with the old Chamber that promoted it for years.  

The business owners and residents of the delta loop have welcomed the festival with open arms and the "entire atmosphere and positive attitude is making a world of difference" said Jean Yakatobi, event foreperson.  With the marinas and docking availability the Loop is opening a whole new avenue for boaters and yachts to come from the bay area which will enhance the "family friendly"  direction the Chamber has achieved.

Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World

Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World

As part of a special exhibition officially debuting on Thursday, June 5, 2014, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to showcase the impressive award-winning photographs from the prestigious Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s 2013 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program.  Nearly 100 photographers from all over the world submitted entries for this 11th annual competition, which resulted in a diverse and visually compelling collection of rail-related photographs.

Sacramento Museums Celebrate Summer With Special Evening Events & Activities in June!

Sacramento Museums Celebrate Summer With Special Evening Events & Activities in June!

Imagine. Explore. Discover.  In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In June, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are showcasing special evening events, a few of which include the following:

Thursday Night at the Museums at the Railroad Museum & History Museum -- through August 28

Buddah Scooters, Flowers and Sea Monsters

Buddah Scooters, Flowers and Sea Monsters
Buddah Scooters, Flowers and Sea Monsters
05-31-2014 - 05-31-2014
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 716-2319
 
Start Time(s): Sat 6pm-9pm  
This is your chance to see and purchase the super cool photography, vibrant flowers, sweet rides and awesome tattoo art of Jay Spooner, Peter Wedel, Nicole Roberts and Dan Wysuph
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History Museum Offers Free Admission to Military Personnel and Their Families This Summer!

History Museum Offers Free Admission to Military Personnel and Their Families This Summer!

The Sacramento History Museum is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014. 

“We are proud to participate in the growing and nationally recognized Blue Star Museums program this summer that helps to enrich the lives of our valued service members and their families,” said Historic Old Sacramento Foundation Deputy Director Kristina Swanson. “We are happy to provide an opportunity to help these dedicated families further connect with the community and enjoy our national treasures.  It is our way of giving back to those who sacrifice so much.”