Our Team is Growing
In the last couple months, the Metro Arts team has welcomed two new members, Melissa Cirone and Donald Gensler. Melissa joined us at the tail end of December as the new Arts Education Program Coordinator. Donald became our Art in Public Places Project Manager just two weeks ago.

Photo: Melissa Cirone (L) and Donald Gensler (R).
Tonight: Artists' Rights and Creative License
To help the region’s artists continue to advance and navigate the legal side of their business, Crocker Art Museum and California Lawyers for the Arts present an informative evening focusing on artist’s rights. Join Metro Arts' own Lennee Eller and local lawyer Steve Davis tonight as they discuss the Visual Artists Rights Act, copyright, reproduction, licensing, and work for hire. Whether you are an active artist or just interested in what's involved in creating and protecting artistic intellectual property, this event will be an engaging and educational evening for all. Register now.

Artists' Rights and Creative License
Thursday, February 1, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento ( map)
Apply Now: Convention Center & Community Theater Artist Database
Apply by March 4, 2018 to be considered for the Pre-Qualified Artist Database from which artists will be selected for public art projects during the renovations of the Sacramento Convention Center and the Community Theater.

Traveling to the Past: Final Arts Education Workshop This School Year
Join us for the final installment in this school year's arts education workshop series! Teachers and teaching artists will learn strategies integrating trick photography into history lessons, building empathy for those who have lived before us. Kennedy Center presenter Paige Whelan will lead the workshop. To register, email Melissa at [email protected].

Traveling to the Past: Trick Photography for Historians
April 10, 2018, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
300 Richards Blvd., Room 221 ( building map) ( directions)

Photo: Presenter Paige Whelan.
Looking Forward: Creative Edge and the Next 40 Years
In the final installment of A Tea Time Reflection, our 40th Anniversary video series, current Commission Chair Jason Silva and others look ahead at the next 40 years of the Arts Commission. Watch it now.

Want to share your thoughts on the creative future of Sacramento? Join Creative Edge on Facebook to receive updates about future opportunities to hear and respond to recommendations for Sacramento's future from Creative Edge: Sacramento's arts, culture, and creative economy plan. Consultants will return to Sacramento in April to gather community feedback on their preliminary recommendations.

Photo: Current Arts Commission Chair, Jason Silva.
Museum Day: February 3
Saturday, February 3 marks the 20th Annual Sacramento Museum Day! Twenty-six local museums will offer free or reduced cost admissions, including the Crocker Art Museum, Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum, and Verge Center for the Arts.

Photo: Crocker Art Museum.
Make it a Date Night with Sacramento365!
This February hit the town for date night. Whether it’s Sacramento Fashion Week festivities, gallery-hopping on 2nd Saturday or falling in love with the ballet, take in all the artsy happenings and pair it with dinner, a night-cap, or even a full night away from the kids.

Find nearby events, eats, drinks, and sleeps on Sacramento365.com. While you’re out this month enjoying our local arts scene, get social and share your “Make it a Night” fun by using the hashtag #Sacramento365!
Keep Arts in the Schools
California taxpayers can support arts education programs this tax season through the Keep Arts in Schools Voluntary Contribution fund. Make a tax-deductible contribution of as little as $1 through the Voluntary Contribution portion of your 2017 state tax returns! Learn more.

Call to Artists - Pence Gallery - deadline February 2, 2018
The Glickman McClure Artist Award is currently accepting applications from visual artists. This Artist Award supports the creation of innovative artwork by emerging artists in California. This award is under-written by donors Mark M. Glickman and Lanette M. McClure, and offers an award of $2500 and a solo exhibit at the Pence for the following year. Preference will be given to artists who are under-recognized or "emerging" in the art field, and who have a financial need for support to further their work. Applications must be made via  www.callforentry.org by 5 PM PST on Feb. 2, 2018. The application fee is $25 ($20 Pence members) via the same website. The Award will be announced by March 2, 2018. The exhibit will take place in January – February 2019. For questions, email:  [email protected]

Call to Artists - Wide Open Walls - deadline February 28, 2018
Applications are now being accepted for Wide Open Walls 2018, to take place August 9-19, 2018. Artists interested in painting murals for the festival should apply at  www.wideopenwalls916.com. Accepted artists will recieve a stipend, plus materials and travel. 

Call to Artists - The Haggin Museum - deadline March 16, 2018
The 60 th Juried Exhibition at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA is sponsored by the Stockton Art League. The exhibition runs May 17 – July 15, 2018, and will be juried this year by Sabina Turner. Cash awards will total over $5000. Open to all US artists, although they are not accepting photography or computer art. Click here for more information, or send your inquiries to  [email protected]. Find the prospectus at  www.stocktonartleague.org.

Transportation Demonstration Mini-Grants - Sacramento Area Council of Governments - deadline June 30, 2018
SACOG will award mini-grants of up to $3,000 per project in support of small events and non-infrastructure programs or projects to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips and miles by encouraging biking, walking, riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling and teleworking as options for reducing car trips. Projects that focus on testing a new strategy or tactic for changing travel behavior will be prioritized.  Learn more >

Current Gallery Exhibitions
SURFACE: fabric collage, encaustic, wire crochet, steel, and ceramic by Sacramento area artists
through March 5, 2018
Sacramento City Hall, 915 I Street, Sacramento
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Turning Heads: Sacramento area artists take a whimsical approach to figure and portrait
through March 7, 2018
6301 S Street, Sacramento
Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm
Jim Kimberly: Painting with ALS
through July 10, 2018
Board of Supervisors' Chambers, 700 H Street, Sacramento
Open when the County Board of Supervisors are in session.
Please check the Board agenda.
Arts Commission Meeting
The next Arts Commission meeting is scheduled for:

February 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Sacramento City Hall, Council Chambers
915 I Street, Sacramento ( map)