Sacramento is home to a thriving arts scene with a wealth of arts groups and professional arts organizations, public art and grassroots arts events year round. There are as many ways to get involved in the arts in Sacramento as there are reasons to love the arts! Below are a few links to get you started.

Co-sponsored by Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, this is the year-round source for Sacramento events. Not only is it a comprehensive online events calendar, but it includes special features such as Make it a Night, Featured Artists and Discount Ticket Offers.

Administered by Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, this is a searchable database of visual and performing artists and their arts education programs, which lists workshops, residencies, performances, and field trips for all ages with contact information for booking. All the teaching artists listed have been screened for their experience and skills by the Arts Commission through a panel of regional working and teaching artists.

GiveLocalNow is a movement that encourages residents of the Greater Sacramento Region to donate money to local nonprofits (including arts organizations), and to share their stories about why they give to the organizations and causes they support. Don’t forget to check out Friends’ profile!

Speaking of checking out Friends, click the below links to receive updates on what’s happening with Friends and the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.