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Community Partnerships

The College of Arts and Letters prides itself for its strong ties to the community. These organizations are a few of our community partners.

Beatnik Studios

Beatnik Studios was founded in 2008 by Lindsay Calmettes and Wes Davis. The two friends met while studying at Sac State and decided to open a shared photography studio together. In the summer of 2013, they purchased their current space in the R Street District.

The College of Arts & Letters is proud to partner with Beatnik Studios for our annual U-Create! event.

Blue Line Arts

Blue Line Arts is a non-profit, active South Placer community resource established over 45 years ago to promote the arts. It is an organization dedicated to offering community-enhancing programs, art education, and top-quality, innovative exhibitions.

Crocker Art Museum

The first public art museum founded in the Western United States, the Crocker Art Museum was established in 1885 and is now one of the leading art museums in California. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art. The Museum offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions and programs to complement its collections of Californian art, works on paper, European art, international ceramics, photography, Asian art, and African and Oceanic art.

Developmental Disabilities Service Organization

Developmental Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO) produces programs that champion the creativity and potential within the hearts and minds of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Associate Dean Christina Bellon is on the board for DDSO.

Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera

Established in 1912 and redeveloped in 2015, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera is a collaborative cultural pillar institution dedicated to serving the greater community – from youth music education in the classroom to main stage performances of orchestral and operatic music at the highest regional caliber – and contributing to the growth of Sacramento’s Creative Economy.

Dean Sheree Meyer is a board member for the Sac Phil & Opera.

Verge Center for the Arts

Opened in 2009, the Verge Center for the Arts aims to expose the Sacramento art region to internationally recognized contemporary art, while providing vital resources to local career and emerging artists. as a private art gallery. It was hailed for its upscale approach to contemporary art, often compared with New York's finest galleries. It was considered a leader in the Sacramento arts scene with national recognition. As owner Jesse Powell's vision for the gallery expanded beyond the ability of the space, he gathered leaders from the community to help him build something even more exceptional.

The College of Arts & Letters is proud to partner with the Verge for our annual U-Create! event.