Art For Fall And Fall For Art

Art for fall and fall for art

There is no one season for the arts—creativity is a year-round pursuit.

Still, October is a particularly rich month when it comes to life at the intersection of art and exhibition. The proof is in the schedule for Artober, a month-long celebration of all things art commissioned by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission in recognition of National Arts and Humanities Month. Whatever your curiosity, options abound. There are vivid oil paintings and virtual art lessons, elegant dancers and massive symphonies, even zombies and haunted graveyards—all featuring artists, writers, performers and other creators.

The focus is local but there’s also a wealth of world-renowned names slated to appear including singer Rosanne Cash, comedian Nick Offerman, noted author Sherman Alexie and ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro.

If you’re hungry (and who isn’t?) be sure to check out events that include a wine festival along the Delta and a pedal-powered culinary tour. That’s just part of the beauty of October in Sacramento—it may be autumn, but the weather is at its finest: warm and golden with just the slightest hint of what’s to come.

In other words, there’s no better time to get out and take part in all the bountiful goodness the season has to offer.