(Last UPDATED 9/29/2022) Description of the annual Art by Fire one-day show and sale held each year at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center. NEW: See Update below for 2022 date and time!
About the Northern California Art by Fire Group
Each Fall the Northern California Art by Fire Group holds its annual Art by Fire show and sale at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center. The Group was formerly known as the Sacramento Potters Group.
The change from Sacramento Potters Group to the Northern California Art by Fire Group was made to better reflect the membership of the organization. Art by Fire is not just a name for the event. To participate in the annual Art by Fire show the artists must make their art by fire.
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Art by Fire Show & Sale
Each year there is always a great selection of beautiful handmade pottery, glass, sculpture, and other works of art for sale.
While I am not artsy, I do know and appreciate quality crafted works of art – both practical and decorative. The event is also a great time to chat with the artists about their work, methods, etc.
Upon entering the Shepard Garden and Arts Center a list of participating artists along with their space number is made available. The 38 artists exhibiting that particular day had their wares displayed both inside the Center and outside on the patio.
I took my time as I made my way from one display to another. While not planning to make a purchase – I had money with me just in case. As it turns out, I did make a small purchase – a decorative piece of art for my garden.
Art by Fire: Seconds Sale
Finally, if you missed this year’s show and sale you may want to check out the Seconds Sale that takes place each January at the same location.
The Seconds Sale offers you an opportunity to purchase, at a reduced price, goods judged to be less than perfect. As someone who has often stopped by the Seconds Sale, I for one have often been hard put to spot any flaws in the items offered. I call that a win-win!
To Sum Up
To sum up, the Art by Fire Show & Sale is a fun way to spend an hour or so on a Fall morning or afternoon.
(9/29/2022) The 2022 Art by Fire Show & Sale (aka the Fall Sale) will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(9/28/2021) The 2021 Art by Fire Show & Sale will take place on Saturday, October 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!
(1/10/2020) The 2020 Art by Fire Seconds Sale will take place at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center on Saturday, January 11 starting at 10:00 a.m. As always, there is no charge to attend the event.
Have you attended the annual Sale and Show or the Seconds Sale? If so, what comments would you add?
Art by Fire/Shepard Garden & Arts Center Snapshot (updated 9/29/2022):
- 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816
- Saturday, October 22, 2022
- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Free admission
- Free Parking (parking lot & street parking)
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