A brand new, albeit somewhat temporary, art gallery is now open on J Street in the heart of Midtown Sacramento. Catherine Kleckner, who was one of the co-founders of the wildly popular Art Hotel and ArtStreet projects in Sacramento, opened the doors to CK Art Gallery just last week at 2500 J St.
“After studying art around the world and working as an art consultant for several years, I am thrilled to be opening a contemporary art gallery in the heart of Sacramento (my hometown), to be working with some of my favorite artists, and sharing their talent with our community,” Kleckner stated in a press release sent to Submerge. “This is a dream-come-true for me!”
CK Art Gallery will not only be a space to exhibit artwork in a variety of mediums, but also a retail and event space, with creative themed events in the works such as “ephemeral art experiences, Sunday brunch artist talks and ladies night out art parties.” Local art enthusiasts will want to be sure to get in there and check it out while it’s around, because eventually the building that hosts CK Art Gallery will be torn down to make way for a new condo tower, the Yamanee project. As of press time, Kleckner was unaware of the timeline for the building project.
For Kleckner’s exciting first exhibit she is featuring 11 artists, most of whom are local, including Michele Murtaugh, Michelle Andres, William Ishmael, Shane Murphy and others. The exhibit also includes work from out-of-town artists like Sharon L. Barnes and Nancy Kanter (both from the greater Los Angeles area), and Jonah Ward (from Oakland). There will be a free Second Saturday reception on Nov. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery’s regular hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Visit CKart-gallery.com for more information.