Community Building: Arts & Culture

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The Sacramento LGBT Community Center works to create a more culturally rich LGBTQ community.  We regularly support  a variety of arts, culture, and entertainment events and activities that help build community.  From book readings and movie screenings to comedy shows, theater, dance performance, and much more that promote LGBTQ artists and LGBTQ culture in the Sacramento region.

In partnership with Altered Egos Art House, the Center hosts a monthly artist showcase that celebrates a diverse LGBTQ art and cultural scene with an innovative, fun program in conjunction with Sacramento’s iconic Second Saturday Art Walk in Midtown.  Local LGBTQ artists showcase their work in a rotating exhibition that changes every Second Saturday with Altered Egos Art House from 6-9 p.m. Each month’s exhibit opens with a complimentary reception of wine, appetizers, and of course- FUN!

The showcase is curated by Art Director Ms. Vihil H. Vigil, who is dedicated to showing LGBTQ+ artists and offers artist education in business development, exhibition design, exhibition marketing, presence development, artist management & collector management. If you are interested in exhibiting your art, donating time or expertise to help grow Altered Egos Art House contact Vihil directly at vihil@vihil.com

Visit Altered Egos on Facebook for monthly events: facebook.com/alteredegosarthouse

 

*The content of the Second Saturday showcase is determined by Altered Egos Art House and does not represent the viewpoint of the Sacramento LGBT Community Center.

Sacramento Pride is the Center’s largest community engagement event of the year drawing more than 15,000 people from throughout Northern California to Capitol Mall.  The parade and festival commemorate the Stonewall Riots that sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement, celebrates our achievements in the fight for equality and justice, and activates a community toward a brighter future. For more information, visit sacramentopride.org.

Out at the Fair is an unofficial LGBTQ day at the California State Fair.  Enjoy the exhibits, carnival rides, games, all kinds of fried food of course, and free concerts at the Golden 1 Stage like Melissa Ethridge on July 30, 2017.  Advance purchase discount tickets and more information is available on the Center’s Facebook page.

Camp Camp – is an LGBTQ summer camp produced in partnership with the City of Sacramento’s Camp Sacramento in the High Sierras.  The August weekend is an opportunity for adults 18+ to experience the summer camp they may have never had as a child! Campers enjoy the fresh air, making new memories, and new friends.  Cabin prices include all meals, lodging, archery, arts & crafts, hikes, rock wall, tie dye, bingo, campfire sing-a-long, fishing, river lounging, camp dance, boozy brunch, star gazing, volleyball, ping pong, horseshoes and MORE!  The Center also sponsors this weekend opportunity to commune with nature for six LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. To support this venture, contact lanz.nalagan@saccenter.org. Look for information and tickets on the Center’s Facebook page.

In partnership with our local professional sports teams and a variety of LGBTQ community organizations, each season we celebrate equality and pride with opening ceremony activities, special performances, give-a-ways, and intermission activities. These special nights are an opportunity to build community around sports and increase visibility for the LGBTQ community in the region.  Look for information and tickets on the Center’s Facebook page.

Many LGBTQ people of all ages do not have a family to spend holidays and special occasions with. The Center brings together clients, volunteers, and community members for shared meals including our annual Friendsgiving Thanksgiving meal, summer barbecues, holiday parties, and monthly youth family meals.  These events create an environment where a chosen family can gather around food and celebrate the gifts of life and love.

The Center hosts a variety of film screenings, poetry and book readings on educational and provocative topics throughout the year. Check the Center’s Facebook page regularly for more information on upcoming events.