Learn the history of Second Saturday in Sacramento, a monthly art walk occurring in the evenings on the second Saturday of each month.
This monthly art celebration includes music, gaskets receptions, adult refreshments, open artist studios, and special events at Sacramento-area restaurants and businesses.
Join us at Archival Gallery every Second Saturday from 5-8PM for a public reception. Enjoy art, refreshments, and meet the featured artists each month.
The History of Second Saturday
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 in 2020-2021
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. As of June 2021, the event officially returned (with safety modifications) to allow arts patrons to explore new treasures to add to their collections.