Painting for a purpose
Sacramento performance painter David Garibaldi not only supports himself through art, but he's also raised more than $1 million for charity. And he's certainly not done: On Thursday, April 24, he'll perform at the Crest Theatre to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Garibaldi, who's still in his early 30s, is a multitalented painter. He can paint on a small canvas in a home studio, a large mural on a building or a portrait on a large canvas in a packed arena. It's the latter that he's probably best known for. His large, Denny Dent-esque speed-painting portraits of celebrities and pop musicians have earned him a worldwide audience beyond the art world. He's also a great supporter of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and a huge advocate of the arts in general. David Garibaldi, $30-$55, 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street; (916) 442-5189; www.garibaldiarts.com.