Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Multicultural Children's Festival - Family Fun

The Friends of Fremont Park estimate nearly 100 children came out to enjoy the fun and learn about poetry and the arts.  The free books were a hit as was Twist, The Ballon Man.  Music performances, spoken word, and a martial arts performance rounded out the day.  Thanks to all who participated and our volunteers.  We look forward to expanding and growing the festival for next year.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

REMINDER! Multicultural Children's Literally Art Festival this Saturday at Fremont Park!


Multicultural Children's Literally Art Festival this Saturday at Fremont Park from 11am - 2pm!

Celebrating the Sacramento Poetry Center's 30th Anniversary, please join us this beautiful Saturday afternoon as we introduce the neighborhood, families and visitors to over 40 Sacramento regional art and performance groups.

There will also be children's art activities, face painting, book readings and much more fun for the whole family.

Please see the attached flyer and pass the word or forward to anyone you feel would be interested.

- Exhibits  and Performers -
Atelier Co-Op
The Book Collector
California Poets in the Schools
Capitol City Young Writers
Crocker Art Museum
Escritores Del Nuevo Sol
Expressive Art for Kids
Forty-Acres Art Gallery
Friends of Fremont Park
Gail Dartez, Theatre Artist, Creative Dramatics for Children
Hot Italian - Gelato Italian ice cream stand.
Twist - The Balloon Man
Matrix Arts Gallery
Na Keiki O' Hawai'i
Iris Art
Roan Press
Sacramento Area Reading Association
Sacramento Poetry Center
Sacramento State Barrio Art Program
Shiny Object Digital Video, Inc.
Tiny Tots Parent Participation Preschool
Towe Auto Museum
UC Davis Extension Arts and Humanities
Visions and Views

- Spoken Word/Kid's Open Mic Stage -
11:00 Brad Buchanan
11:30 Lisa Kaplan
12:00 Traci Gourdine
1:00 Alice Anderson & Kids

- Dance & Music Stage -
11:00 a.m.- Kalpulli Xihuacoatl - Aztek Dance Group
11:25 - Na Keiki O' Hawai'i - Hula Dancers
11:40 - Mike Pickering - Songwriter
11:50 - Patrick Grizzell & Friends - Blues Music
12:20 p.m. - Tracie's Kitchen String Band - Acoustic with Bob Stanley (banjo), Ken Rabiroff (bass and guitar), Dick Fike (dobro and mandolin), Marty Sweeney (guitar), and Stephen Frantz (guitar)
12:45 - Capoeira Arts Academy Kids - Martial Arts/Music/Acrobatics
1:00 - Capitol City Young Writers - Spoken Word & Music
1:20 - Distinct Creativity (D/C) - Musical Expression (Dancing)
1:30 - The Chant for Peace Foundation

We are also looking for any volunteers that would like to help us clean up the park prior to the event, as well as help set up the stages, tables and chairs.  If interested, please come to Fremont Park around 9am this Saturday.  We would also love help packing up after the event as well.  Your help is much appreciated.

Thank you to all the people that made this event possible:
Sacramento Poetry Center
Friends of Fremont Park
Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA)
Councilmen Rob Fong's Office
The Friends of the Sacramento Public Library

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Indie Sacramento - Slightly damp but still busy!

Local businesses and crafters at set up shop at Fremont Park last weekend.  Look for the next Indie Sacramento event this fall.  http://www.indiesacramento.com/