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Galleries in Sacramento offer eclectic 2nd Saturday Art Walk

Galleries in Sacramento offer eclectic 2nd Saturday Art Walk

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month.  Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  On Saturday, August 8, 2015, a sampling of the offerings presented by galleries in Midtown include the following:

August is Toy Train Month at the Railroad Museum!

August is Toy Train Month at the Railroad Museum!

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to recognize August 2015 as Toy Train Month, an annual celebration that focuses on the crowd-favorite Thomas W. Sefton Gallery and “Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains” exhibit.

In recognition of Toy Train month in August, an entirely new selection of Buddy “L” toys – never before displayed at the Museum -- will be introduced as part of the “Small Wonders” exhibit.  The special items added to the exhibit will include a Model T dump truck, fire truck, lumber truck, cement mixer, toy boat, toy airplane complete with its hangar, and a four-motor “air cruiser.”  With a few exceptions, these collectibles were manufactured in the late 1920s and early 1930s which are considered the classic years of Buddy “L.”  Plus, one very rare item -- a late 1920s vintage Buddy “L” coach (bus) with gold gilding -- will be on special display for one month only to protect it from fading.

“Gold Rush Days” is BACK in Old Sacramento Over Labor Day Weekend!

“Gold Rush Days” is BACK in Old Sacramento  Over Labor Day Weekend!

Mark your calendar…it’s time to turn back the clock to the 1850s when Gold Rush Days RETURNS to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor Day Weekend -- Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 2015.  The wildly fun and free heritage celebration offers a variety of family-friendly special activities that take place throughout the historic district to help visitors experience what life was like in the 1850s.

Historic Old Sacramento Foundation Now Hiring Guides for New “Gold Rush Experience” Tours!

Historic Old Sacramento Foundation Now Hiring Guides for New “Gold Rush Experience” Tours!

The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) is now hiring part-time tour guides for new “Gold Rush Experience” walking tours that will be launched later this summer.   Candidates interested in leading tour groups, meeting people from all over the world, sharing Sacramento’s fascinating history and working in the dynamic historic district in Old Sacramento State Historic Park are encouraged to apply by Monday, July 27, 2015.

Successful candidates must be 18 years or older, reliable, enthusiastic, energetic, articulate, friendly, responsible and have strong public speaking skills.  A background in Sacramento and California history is not required as comprehensive training will be provided.  Applicants able to speak multiple languages, including American Sign Language, are encouraged to apply.  Also, preferential consideration will be given to those with college-level coursework in history, theater, education and/or with tour guide experience.

Vincent DiLeo will receive “The Award Of Excellence” from the State Fair Fine Art Competition

 Vincent DiLeo will receive “The Award Of Excellence” from the State Fair Fine Art Competition

This year there were 1,200 entries entered into the California State Fair Fine Art

Competition. Of those, only 180 artists were selected to showcase their art.

Vincent DiLeos’ photomontage, titled “Ghost Ship”, has been selected for this

award. This photomontage was created from four photographs by blending the

images together to look like one. The photograph looks like a pirate ship drifting