The last Cafe Colonial Fest.
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The last Cafe Colonial Fest.

“I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures showed me how much I’ve lost.”-Nan Goldin First shows, welcome backs, I met you theres, dances, birthdays, tour stops, album releases, root beers, spoken word, circle pits, stickers everywhere, pins, patches, “We got some merch in … Continue reading

Non Grata.
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Non Grata.

Estonian performance art group, Non Grata, was back in Sacramento for their annual showcase of local and international artists. The sold-out event, as usual, brought Sacramento together as participants in their pieces. It’s hard to tell when their grand piece starts and ends, everything sort of just bridges together seamlessly with help from their guests, … Continue reading

What I’m Listening To: Desaree Deckard
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What I’m Listening To: Desaree Deckard

What I’m Listening To is a series where we talk to exciting artists, musicians, and community members and get a five-song slice of their current playlist. – “I was always the one kid during class projects who would draw out everything on grocery store… poster boards.” –   Desaree Deckard’s earliest memory is of making art. … Continue reading

Creators to Watch: Stefania Russo
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Creators to Watch: Stefania Russo

Self-taught Italian artist Stefania Russo creates dark, emotional, horror-esque work. Russo is inspired by combining Gothic themes with everyday attitudes and behaviors to transform them with her surrealist personal style into what she calls “Dark Fairytales.” She’s also influenced by dreams and modern myths like Creepypastas. Currently, she works freelance, turning her work into illustrations … Continue reading

The Adidas Showcase at 1810 Gallery.
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The Adidas Showcase at 1810 Gallery.

  The Adidas Showcase took place October 20, 2018, at 1810 Gallery in Sacramento. The show featured some of our favorite local creatives, including Gale Hart, Adam Wever-Glen, Franceska Gamez, Diana Dich, Shaun Burner, Cecelia Perez, More Amor, Mark Thomas Dillon, Ryan Rocha, Superugly, Leaveswell, Judd Hertzler, Diana Ormanzhi, Joshua Tremain, and Jared Tharp. Everything from photography … Continue reading

Creators to Watch: Sishir Bommakanti
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Creators to Watch: Sishir Bommakanti

Minneapolis-based artist Sishir Bommakanti revels in chaos and the strange. His work is vibrant and full of myth and movement. “I experiment in both digital and traditional media to complement the deliberate foundation of my process. Involving deconstruction, distortion and assemblage, I arrange elements within a composition to create a legacy of layers that adds substance … Continue reading

Mystic.
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Mystic.

Friday, October 19th, Alchemy Salon and Spa presented Mystic, an art party and Prince celebration. Mystic included paintings by JM Knudsen as well as body art by SuperHellaOMG. The crowd was entertained with tarot readings by Keri Carr, snake charming by Jessica Will, and a Prince DJ set by Echo the Natives. Photos: Daniel Tyree. Continue reading

Creators to Watch: Leaveswell
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Creators to Watch: Leaveswell

Leaveswell is a Sacramento based artist who works in both large- and small-scale works. In his large-scale murals and smaller cardboard weavings, Leaveswell’s artwork brings together vibrant colors and pattern in perfect harmony. The mind manifesting linework in his murals are bright and organic and feel as though you’re walking through a kaleidoscope. The cardboard … Continue reading