Description of Sacramento’s Cultural Landscape i.e. the citywide inventory of existing arts and cultural assets developed for Creative Edge, Sacramento’s Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Plan (Part 2).
What are “arts and cultural assets” and where are they located in Sacramento?
See related blog post: Sacramento Creative Edge Plan
To better understand the scale and characteristics of Sacramento’s cultural landscape, the Creative Edge Plan planning team developed an inventory of existing arts and cultural assets. The inventory includes:
- Public Art (including murals)
- Art Galleries
- Art Studios
- Arts Organizations
- Performance Venues
- Community Centers
The list developed was largely based on available databases with additional input from residents. Note: The data is considered only a partial snapshot of the cultural life of Sacramento.
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The list of art and cultural assets was then mapped, depicting the assets located within each of the eight City Council Districts.
Creative Edge Plan – Identified Arts and Cultural Assets
Citywide totals of arts and cultural assets identified in the Creative Edge Plan are:
- Arts in Public Places – 302
- Art Galleries and Collections – 68
- Arts and Cultural Organizations – 181
- Performing Arts and Venues – 88
- Community Centers – 37
- Museums – 26
- Studios and Classes – 141
As one would expect, the arts and cultural assets identified are not evenly distributed among the eight City Council Districts.
The total arts and cultural assets identified as located within City Council Districts in the Creative Edge Plan are:
- District 1 (Angelique Ashby) – 47
- District 2 (Allen Warren) – 72
- District 3 (Jeff Harris) – 112
- District 4 (Steve Hansen) – 383
- District 5 (Jay Schenirer) – 110
- District 6 (Eric Guerra) – 50
- District 7 (Rick Jennings) – 33
- District 8 (Larry Carr) – 56
It will not be a surprise to anyone who is familiar with Sacramento that Downtown Sacramento and the Broadway Corridor have the highest concentration of each of the seven types of assets identified above.
The Creative Edge Plan specifically notes that specific areas of the City with fewer formal cultural assets are located in portions of District 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8.
For example, District 1 has no art galleries, community centers or museums. District 6 has no museums. District 7 has no art galleries or museums. District 8 has no art galleries or performing arts/venues.
You can find a more detailed breakdown by type of asset on page 36 of the Creative Edge Plan. I found it very interesting to see exactly where the various types of art and cultural assets are located. The Arts & Cultural Assets Map can be found on page 86.
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