Sacramento mayor introduces weekly video series showcasing local artists while venues remain locked down
Today, Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s Office of Civic Engagement unveiled “Friday Art Break,” a weekly video series intended to keep Sacramentans in touch with community artists while traditional venues are shuttered as part of COVID-19 precautions.
“2020 has been a pretty stressful year for everyone,” Steinberg said in the video. “And it’s more important than ever that we take a moment just once in a while to appreciate the beauty all around us.”
Friday Art Break’s first video features a short, one-song performance by Dinorah Klingler, singer-songwriter and three-time SAMMIES winner. Klingler is Sacramento-based but has played worldwide in a number of genres, including mariachi, salsa, and blues.
A new video will be posted each Friday at noon, and future videos will be accompanied by additional interview videos where artists will discuss the impact the pandemic has had on their livelihoods.
Each weekly video will be available on all of the Mayor’s social media platforms, and all will be under ten minutes long. Captions will include links to artists’ other work and additional information about how to support them.
The Office of Civic Engagement encourages Sacramento artists to nominate themselves to be featured by using the online contact form at https://engagesac.org/contact.