The R Street Corridor First Friday Art Walk (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) takes place each first Friday of the month along the R Street Corridor.
A friend and I recently spent several enjoyable hours making the rounds and visiting some – but not all – of the participating art galleries.
Art galleries and art spaces currently participating are:
- Beatnik Studios – 723 S Street
- ARTHOUSE on R – 1021R Street, 2nd Floor
- Casa de Espanol – 1101 R Street
- WAL Public Market – 1104 R Street
- Warehouse Artist Lofts – 1108 R Street
- 1810 Gallery – 1810 12th Street
- Raphael Delgado Art Studio – 1200 S Street
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Among the galleries we visited was the Sparrow Gallery which recently (June 1) moved into the ARTHOUSE on R Building (1st Floor).
We arrived at the start of the event. We were glad we did as we had the chance to take our time viewing the art and chatting with the artists. Later that evening it became more crowded.
My friend has artistic talent, and she was very interested to see and learn more about some of the techniques utilized to create the various works of art. As someone who has taken classes she also has an appreciation as to level of difficulty involved in creating some of the paintings we viewed.
We saw quite a few intriguing works of art. One of the works I enjoyed was the painting of a bubbling brook amid trees and rocks. What made it stand out? When you looked closely you saw a sprinkling of music scores embedded in the painting. Many of us, I am sure, have appreciated the music created by a creek or stream as it tumbles over rocks in a natural setting. I certainly have.
I also enjoyed the opportunity to chat briefly with a fabric collage artist whose work I had seen and admired previously in the downtown Sacramento CalEPA building. The artist, Merle Axelrad, mentioned that the CalEPA commission had been her first public art commission.
Towards the end of our evening we had worked up a thirst so we decided to stop at the Shady Lady Saloon for a drink before heading home. The place was packed, but we were able to secure a table on the outside patio. I headed to the bar to secure our drinks as table service on the outside patio is only provided if food is ordered. Luckily I was served in short order – likely because I was not ordering any complicated mixed drinks.
The R Street Corridor is now also home to a number of restaurants including the Iron Horse Tavern and Amaro. See related posts: Iron Horse Tavern – Sacramento Restaurants and Amaro – Sacramento Restaurants.
Taking advantage of the close proximity, dinner at one of the nearby restaurants before or after attending the R Street Corridor First Friday Art Walk sounds appealing. Next time.
Have you attended the R Street Corridor First Friday Art Walk? What is your favorite gallery?
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