Sacramento’s art scene is vibrant, to put it mildly. A host of locally owned and operated art galleries offer locals and visitors an opportunity to see and experience some of the world-class art that is coming from the Sacramento region and beyond.

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Ventana Art Gallery

552 Pavilions Lane
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 920-9562

Nestled in the waterfall courtyard of pavilions, Ventana Art Gallery offers an elegant and inviting experience. The gallery features a wide range of works, from the softness of impressionism to the boldness of expressionism. Ventana Art Gallery offers works of art that feature colorful views of lush landscapes, vibrant abstracts, Mediterranean vistas, renaissance portraiture, figurative and abstract sculpture, and more. Ventana Art Gallery also provides art resources for almost any work of art and at competitive prices. Some of the featured talent here includes Frederick Hart, ltzchak Tarkay, Igor Medvedev, Csaba Markus, Sam Park, S. Burkett Kaiser, Janet Treby, Elisabeth Estivalet, Daniel Gerhartz, and many others. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.


Artist Collaborative Gallery

129 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95812
(916) 444-7125

With the moniker of being the oldest ongoing artists’ cooperative in Sacramento, Artist Collaborative Gallery features works from more than 30 local artists. Artist Collaborative Gallery features unique fine art, ceramics, glass, gourds, jewelry, metal, photography, textiles, wire sculpture, wood and fiber art. Located in the popular tourist area of Old Sacramento, these works by local artists include media such as oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, photography, glass, ceramics, textiles, gourd, basketry, jewelry and sculpture. Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


A Bitchin’ Space

2114 19th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 448-5090

Artist Gale Hart opened A Bitchin’ Space art gallery in downtown Sacramento in 2006. Hart’s goal was to create a more connected, creative community, and A Bitchin’ Space would be the outlet. The project has done just that and features many fine collaborative works by area artists. The gallery also hosts monthly shows. Popular exhibits have included “The Circus Show,” “The Graphic and Board Show,” and “Living With Fur.” If you like edgy works of art, you won’t want to miss a chance to visit A Bitchin’ Space.

– Steve Hartsoe