The Heart of Sacramento

Reopening May 19, 2022
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The Heart of Sacramento

The Heart of Sacramento

Location: Lower Level by J.Crew

Dates: May 19 - June 19

Hours: Thursday - Sunday from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Arden Fair’s UnchARTed art program presents, The Heart of Sacramento, a gallery featuring the works of world-renown artists alongside local creatives.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Dr. Samella Lewis and Family, Curated by Unity Lewis

This exhibit highlights the art of Dr. Samella Lewis, alongside the artwork of her son Claude Lewis and grandson Unity Lewis. The works presented in this exhibit display the power of Dr. Lewis’ influence acting as an inspiration to push a legacy of creativity forward.

The Light Within Richmond Barthé, Curated by Unity Lewis

Guests will have the opportunity to view sculptures by world-renowned Harlem Renaissance artist, Richmond Barthé. 

Ongoing Exhibition 

UnchARTed Through the Years, Curated by Sarah Marie Hawkins, UpperCloud

Supporting the Sacramento arts community has been a focus of Arden Fair for decades. To continue this mission, the UnchARTed arts program was created in 2018 to celebrate and uplift Sacramento’s diverse artistic expression. This exhibition features works from artists and organizations who have participated in the UnchARTed program. Through UnchARTed, we invite you to experience Arden Fair in a whole new way. 


About the Curators

Headshot of Artist, Unity Lewis

Unity Lewis

Unity Lewis began making music, performing, drawing, painting and sculpting as early as the age of three. For over 20 years now, Unity has been creating, releasing and performing his own art and music full time, as well as curating art exhibits and continuing to grow as an art educator.

Instagram: @unityakayp


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Sarah Marie Hawkins, UpperCloud

UpperCloud is a creative agency specializing in strategy and approach, digital development, video, and brand experience.  

Instagram: @uppercloudmedia / @artbysarahmarie


Previous Exhibitions

Black Creativity at the Heart of Sacramento, Curated by Faith J. McKinnie

On View: April 8 – May 7, 2022

Within the history of Sacramento is a dynamic story of how Black artists have built a community and uplifted our city with arts and culture. This story endures as a new generation of artists continue to build paths and forge new ideas. This exhibition is a confluence of generations and stories featuring the Black artists at the Heart of Sacramento.

Featured Artists: Aliyah Sidqe, Beth Consetta Rubel, Dreaming Black, Dwight Head, Gerry GOS” Simpson, Jermaine Tilson, Joha Harrison, Juanita Gonzales, Keia M. Kodama, Monét Alyessett, Shonna McDaniels, Tasha Nichole King, Unity Lewis. 

Headshot of Gallery Curator, Faith J. McKinnie

Faith J. McKinnie 

Her curatorial practice is rooted in the care and prioritization of artists from the margins. Faith has over 10 years of leadership in art institutions such as the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento Theatre Company, Bigger Than Us Arts, Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum and is the founding director of the Black Artists Foundry. 

Instagram: @faithjmckinniegallery