Enjoy Culture and Art in Downtown Sacramento
Culture and art are two of the things that you’ll get to experience when living in one of the downtown apartments in Sacramento. Whether it’s a festival celebrating nearly two dozen Latin cultures or the public art display on city and county buildings, there are plenty of things to see, explore and experience in Downtown Sacramento.
There are more than 600 pieces of art on display on the fronts of city and county buildings, the Sacramento International Airport and outdoors. Even your everyday stores include artwork. For example, in front of the Safeway grocery store at 19th and R Streets is a giant silver horse made of chrome that dominates the store’s entrance. Additionally, there is a Convention Center Sculpture Garden at 13th and K streets at the Sacramento Convention Center.
During the ‘50s and ‘60s, Crest Theatre was one of the premier first-run movie spots in Sacramento. In the ‘70s, the theatre started to show mostly sub-run fare, and it eventually closed in the early ‘80s. It reopened completely refurbished in 1995, and its main auditorium is a multi-purpose theatre showing classic revival and specialty films, as well as occasional live shows and lectures. Each year, there are several film festivals hosted at the Crest Theatre, including the French Film Festival, the Jewish Film Festival and the Film and Music Festival.
Where: 1013 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814
For residents of downtown apartments in Sacramento, there are plenty of places to see and hear local bands in the area. At the Park at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown, check out Friday Night Concerts. It’s a free concert every Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and it showcases Sacramento’s local music scene. For jazz fans, check out the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, which takes place every Memorial Day weekend. It’s a three-day event that kicks off during the summer in Sacramento.
Festival de la Familia
Every year, downtown Sacramento plays host to the Festival de la Familia at Cal Expo, which is a celebration of nearly two dozen Latin cultures. The festival is filled with children’s activities, Tex-Mex music, Latin jazz, dance performances, crafts, foods and cultural presentations. This is an excellent excuse for residents of downtown apartments in Sacramento to get out of their apartments and learn about the culture that surrounds them.
Where: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815
Crocker Art Museum
This art museum has been an institution in downtown Sacramento since 1885. It boasts one of the state’s premier collections of California art dating back to the Gold Rush. The museum puts a strong emphasis on the original donations from the Crocker family, as well as European drawings, contemporary northern California art, East Asian paintings and international ceramics.
Where: 216 O St., Sacramento, CA 95814
The California Museum
Living in one of the downtown apartments in Sacramento is great in itself, but knowing you live in a state capital that is rich in culture is an added bonus. The California Museum, which is under the development of the Secretary of State’s office, is focused solely on educational programs, and it provides an important resource for educators who want to learn more about the rich history of the Golden State. The museum also includes an exhibit called California’s Remarkable Women, which commemorates California women and the role they have played in the state’s history. This exhibit was founded by former First Lady Maria Shriver.
Where: 1020 O St., Sacramento, CA 95814
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