The Crocker Art Museum presents Sacramento’s Black History Month Free Family Festival!
The festival will feature live performances, hands-on activities, and Sacramento’s one-and-only Black and Beautiful Community Marketplace. To set the tone, Councilmember Rick Jennings will be addressing the community at 1:30 PM.
12:30 PM & 2 PM
Special tours will be offered of exhibitions on view which include Faith Ringgold: An American Artist, and the concurrent exhibition, Hopes Springing High: Gifts of Art by African American Artists.
New Home Baptist Church «Dream Team»
1 PM & 3 PM
The MLK Dream Team is composed of three young men Malakai Husbands, Kristofer Thomas, Quadir Chouteau, who will be performing excerpts of famous speeches from President Barack Obama and Dr. Martin Luther King.
Black and Beautiful Marketplace
12 PM – 4 PM
Showcasing the works of local artisans, craftspeople, and services provided by community groups. Some of these include Jewels and Fiber, I Love being Black, Sojourner Truth Museum, Culture Connections, Nova Edwards, LVK Paper Dolls, Kate & Bare Naturals, MP Designs, All Weather Fashion, Straight Out Scribes, Shirley’s Sugar N Spice, Sylvia Conable, All World Imports, and four other Afro-Futurism art booths.
“Baby, that’s Jazz!” Presentation
12:15 PM & 2 PM
Performance will explore African American musical roots and legacy, featuring the teenage phenom Larriah Jackson.
A drama performance by Celebration Arts at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Explosive beats by Grant High School’s Drumline at 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM
The Sisters Quilting Collective will be having ongoing hands-on art activities for visitors of all ages and an Alma Thomas inspired painting project will also be offered throughout the day. Ongoing live painting from select local artists will be taking to delight visitors!
FREE for everyone!
The Museum is open and free from 10 AM — 5 PM.