Menagerie Pop-Up Art Show

By Brianna Nathan

Do you remember the last time you went to an art show that incorporated musical acts, visual arts, and interpretive dance? That’s exactly what I saw last week, at Menagerie.’s pop-up art show at District 30. The space was transformed by the 20-plus participating artists, who each presented a unique point of view.

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Brainchild of Sarah Marie Hawkins, local artist and a veteran of the nonprofit world, Menagerie. was developed with the motto “artists supporting other artists.” Through a series of pop-up shows, Sarah aims to shine a spotlight on local artists of all mediums – at no cost to the artists themselves. The artists do not pay fees to be in the show, nor is a commission taken from any of the art that sells at an event. What a wonderful environment for Sacramento’s artists!

I was absolutely blown away by the diversity of talent represented at the show. From photographers to jewelry-makers, dancers to musicians, each artist was unique in their own right. The level of creativity was astounding, and I was thrilled to see the outpouring of support from our community.

I’ll stop talking now and let my photos from the show speak for themselves (disclaimer: I am not a photographer, so please forgive these photos… I’ve done my best to do the works justice!). The next show is June 18th, and I hope to see you there!



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