Second Saturday in Sacramento is a monthly art walk, occurring in the evenings on the second Saturday of each month.

This monthly art celebration includes live music, public receptions, adult refreshments, open artist studios, and special events at Sacramento-area restaurants and businesses.


Original Second Saturday Logo
Original Second Saturday logo on flags that were given to each participating gallery.

The Second Saturday Art Walk was originally created in Sacramento by Michael Himovitz (deceased), Chuck Miller (deceased), D. Oldham Neath (current owner of Archival Gallery), Sheri Watson (current owner of Raven’s Corner), and Judith Weintraub (deceased).

The idea was borrowed from Seattle’s “Second Thursday” and patterned after a city-wide show called Introductions. For several years, Archival Framing (now Archival Gallery) created and published a map of galleries that were open for this new art walk.

After the first five years a downtown partnership became involved and the Gallery Association was created. Second Saturday has continued to evolve into the monthly art celebration we enjoy today.

The event is generally referred to as “Second Saturday” however there remain references from prior years using numeric styling as “2nd Saturday” or “2nd Saturday Art Walk.”

COVID-19 Disruption

For the first time since the creation of Second Saturday, the event was cancelled starting in March 2020 due to California’s Shelter-in-Place. Many galleries adapted to this by offering virtual tours of exhibitions. As of January 2021, large public gatherings are still prohibited and there is no estimated date when the monthly receptions will return.

Maps and Information

Downtown Grid publishes a map listing of participating galleries.

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