There are two types of people in this world: those who talk about making change in their communities, and those that actually make change happen. The good folks at Sol Collective are the latter. They are doers. They are go-getters. They not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. For those who aren’t familiar, Sol Collective is a local nonprofit center focused on art, education and community empowerment. At their 3,200-square-foot space located at 2574 21st Street in Sacramento, they host a plethora of art exhibits, concerts, workshops, apprentice/mentorship programs and community forums. Sol Collective is a hotbed for all things creative and their contributions to Sacramento’s music and art scenes truly cannot be measured, they can only be observed, appreciated and hopefully emulated.

On Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, Sol Collective is celebrating 10 years of arts, culture and activism at “Sol X,” an all-day event featuring community art labs with special guest speakers, the collective’s annual Sol Activist Awards and an exclusive “Global Local” dance party with live music and DJs. “It was started as a love effort for underserved youth in the city,” Sol stated in a press release sent to Submerge. “Over the past decade Sol Collective has worked to create, cultivate, and support innovative arts and cultural programming throughout Sacramento and beyond.”

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Sol X gets going at 3 p.m. with two hours of community learning labs including block printing, silkscreening, permaculture and curanderismo (indigenous natural healing practices). Following that will be “Media, Culture, and Activism” a film screening/discussion with FistUp Film Festival’s Eli Jacobs Fantauzzi and acclaimed recording artist Mandeep Sethi. Afterwards, at about 7:15 p.m., local community organizers will be recognized at the Activist Awards, followed by a dance party starting at 9 p.m. featuring headliners A Tribe Called Red (all the way from Canada!) as well as Sol Collective founders’ group World Hood, Sol Life artists Luke Tailor and Native Children, Mandeep Sethi, The Love Defenders and Sacramento’s own Tel Cairo. What a lineup!

There will only be 100 tickets sold to this exclusive engagement, so we suggest hitting up and searching for “Sol X” immediately if you want to join this special event. There are multiple ticketing options: For just $25 you get entrance to the learning labs, Activist Awards, dessert reception and dance party. For $50 you get an exclusive Sol Anniversary T-Shirt and art print, as well as entrance to all the other stuff, and for $100 you’ll get a super dope exclusive Sol Anniversary sweatshirt, two art prints and entrance to all the other fun stuff all day/night long.

For more information on all of the great things they do for the community, please visit,, or call them at (916) 585-3136. Congratulations on 10 years, Sol fam! You make Sacramento more colorful and creative, and for that we at Submerge thank you.

    Jonathan Carabba

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