Photo by Ceara Kennedy

For two weekends only, Sacramentans will have the opportunity to experience emerging and established local artists in their artistic element. More than 250 artists and 119 studios in Sacramento County and the West Sacramento areas will be featured in a self-guided art tour where you will get to meet local artists, participate in live art activities and open your horizons to the astonishing talent that Sacramento has to offer. The first weekend of Sept. 14–15 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.) will focus on artists and studios west of Highway 99 and Interstate 80, and the second weekend of Sept. 21–22 (also 10 a.m.–5 p.m.) will focus on talent east of Highway 99 and Interstate 80. Verge Center for the Arts, the hosts of this special event, have curated an 86-page guidebook on their website where you can explore all of the participating artists and studios so that you can plan your own tour. This event is even more special, as it is dedicated to former Sacramento mayor Burnett Miller, who passed in October 2018 and was a founding member of the Center for Contemporary Arts Sacramento. Come enjoy the beauty and vivacity that Sacramento has to offer at this awesome event.

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 12 of issue #300 (Sept. 11 – 25, 2019)**