Where to Shop for Local Art in the Sacramento Area
Whether you’re considering adding a small piece of art from a local artisan or you’re in the market for a major contribution to your art collection, there are plenty of venues in the area worth exploring. These local art galleries range in size, art style and function, but all aim to support the arts by displaying exquisite works for viewers to examine and purchase.
Art is arguably even more valuable when you acquire a piece from a local gallery showcasing stunning works of art from artists living in the neighborhood.
American Visions Art Gallery in historic Folsom specializes in fine art available to the public, including original artwork and limited edition pieces. In addition to their stunning gallery, American Visions hosts several art-centric events and even has a custom framing service to help you adequately frame your purchase or an existing piece. Stop by their elegant shop to see their featured artist for the week!
While you’re exploring the specialty boutiques and creative eateries along the R Street corridor, make sure to make a stop at ARTHOUSE. This unique art space hosts a full gallery in addition to individual studios housing over 20 artists. Explore the gallery during business hours or mingle with artists in their studios during Second Saturday or by appointment.
Photo Courtesy of the Artists’ Collaborative Gallery
Amidst the charming Old Sacramento area, you will find The Artists’ Collaborative Gallery, the oldest ongoing artists’ cooperative in the city. Explore the works of over 30 local artists featuring unique fine art, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, photography, textiles, wire sculpture, wood and fiber art. The collaborative nature of this shop means the artists will work with you to provide beautiful art at an exceptional price.
Beatnik Studios is a multi-use creative space hosting a number of events, photography sessions and a complete art gallery. In fact, Beatnik is operated by a small, elite team of professional photographers who have a passion for the arts. The gallery features a mixture of some of Sacramento’s most exciting emerging artists and some of the region’s most established artists. Their diverse and eclectic catalog debuts a wonderful selection for residential and commercial spaces alike.
Blue Line Arts is a non-profit organization serving as a vital community resource established over 50 years ago to promote the arts. Their gallery showcases the works of regional and national artists, and provides flexible exhibition space for small musical performances, lectures, parties and demonstrations. Their modern and bright interior is the perfect setting for perusing their diverse collection of art.
Operating out of a historic building constructed in 1924, The Brickhouse Gallery & Arts Complex has provided a venue for local artists and community events since 1993. In addition to their simple and uncluttered gallery with a gorgeous brick wall, The Brickhouse hosts nine rented studios for local artists to create their next masterpiece.
The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center brings the community and artists together in a number of ways, through workshops, classes, studio time and a vast selection of work from local artists. View works created in a variety of mediums, then put your own skills to the test with a hands-on experience at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center! Additionally, they hold art receptions on the first Saturday of every month, showcasing a new featured artist, an ongoing Community Artists Display, and member art. This event is free and open to the public! Keep an eye out for their events throughout the year, including a yearly Open Fine Arts Competition in March and an annual Art Tour in June.
Elliott Fouts Gallery is a stylish, contemporary gallery located in the heart of Midtown with an exciting selection of landscape and still life paintings. Get up close and personal with stunning works from local artists in this bright and spacious gallery!
Photo Courtesy of the Auburn Old Town Gallery
The Auburn Old Town Gallery is a charming artists’ cooperative established in 1995. Take a stroll along the streets of historic Old Town Auburn, then escape to this gallery filled with the works of nearly 60 local artists, all of whom are required to work at the gallery for 8 hours a month. That way, you will have the opportunity to mingle with these talented artists during your visit!
The Pence Gallery serves the community of Davis through high-caliber art exhibits and educational programs for visitors of all ages. This not-for-profit art gallery hosts some of the area’s most exquisite works of art and provides the opportunity to mingle with local artists at events and receptions held at Pence Gallery.
Smith Gallery is a large multi-floor gallery located in the heart of downtown just steps from the Crest Theater. Inside, you will discover an extensive array of fine art, including California landscapes, Sacramento images, contemporary artwork, abstract pieces and much more. Many of California’s best artists have work on display at Smith Gallery!
Verge Center for the Arts is the leading cultural institution in the Sacramento region for contemporary art and ideas, and it shares its space with Axis Gallery — an artist-run space showcasing challenging contemporary artwork. The cutting-edge and downright inspiring pieces in this gallery will encourage you to think outside of the box and keep you coming back for more artistic inspiration.
What is your favorite local art gallery?
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