To celebrate 20 years on the street, SNR compiled a chat-a-thon amongst local folks in the arts, music, business, etc. While I am in part mentioning said chat-a-thon because I was featured in it, I'm also bringing it up based on the resounding sentiment which kept resurfacing throughout. The arts need to be support in this community! Great metropolitan centers have successful and well supported art scenes. It's a fact.
A few of my favorite quotes include:
“There were venues that were not shut down and harassed, but flourishing. Every day of the week people were out at shows or … just out ready to do shit,” - Skinner
Artist Aaron Winters is a bit more to the point: “More art collectors, less ‘free wine’ drinkers. More all-ages venues, less valet parking.”
But City Hall’s idea of what makes Sacramento relevant has never been really been in line with local artists. As Samborski puts it: “I could never understand how having a pro sports team makes us a world-class city?! Who goes to Paris to watch sports?”