About the Event

Condensed Gallery Show at Beatnik Studios

We are excited to partner with Beatnik Studios to bring the Condensed Gallery Show to Sacramento during the month of August. Showcasing select original works from our 2017 featured artists, all pieces will be available for sale to the public.

First Friday celebration

Date & Time: August 4 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beatnik Studios will be unveiling this one-of-a-kind show with a First Friday celebration kick-off on August 4th from 6-9pm.

VIP Reception and Artist Meet & Greet

Date & Time: August 11 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

During the Wide Open Walls Mural Festival on Friday August 11th, Beatnik and Wide Open Walls will also be hosting a very special VIP Reception and Artist Meet & Greet from 6-8pm which will be followed by a party for the general public from 8-10pm.

About Beatnik Studios:

Beatnik started as a photography cooperative and in 2014, they purchased 723 S Street in Sacramento. The 5000+ square foot main space is jaw dropping. With 25 - 30 foot tall ceilings, and tons of skylights, the building truly caters to a wild imagination. The building sits 2 blocks north of Southside Park on the West end of Sacramento's most talked about R street District.

Wes Davis - Owner

Wes Davis is an artist, gallery owner and freelance photographer. Shortly after receiving a BA in Photography from California State University of Sacramento, his career as a professional photographer and creative consultant was ignited with the opening of Beatnik Studios in 2008. Beatnik Studios has grown to become Sacramento's premier photography studio, art gallery and event space; and has provided a training ground for Wes' diverse set of skills. Wes has developed Beatnik Studios into the best gallery in Sacramento for seeing exciting contemporary artists first. Thanks to the direction of Wes Davis, the gallery is now a favorite among artists, and collectors. Wes Davis lives and works in Sacramento, CA. He is a member of the R street partnership and an advocate for a more creative city.

Roger Klein - Exhibition Director

Roger Klein recently relocated from Southern California to the Warehouse Artist Lofts in Midtown Sacramento. For the past 30+ years he has managed, guided and mentored the careers of well known visual and musical artists both in the U.S. and abroad. Roger has staged, curated and overseen sold-out art exhibitions in L.A. NYC and London having worked with a number of major contemporary artists including Chris Levine, Logan Hicks, D*Face, Charming Baker, Dan Baldwin, Miss Bugs, Richie Culver and others. Klein was involved in the planning and promotion of a number of major museum exhibitions including working with the Museum Of Modern Art in NYC and The National Portrait Galleries in the United Kingdom. He has given numerous lectures on the changing contemporary art world at both Sotheby's Institute in NYC and in London as well as being interviewed by the BBC, SkyNews, GQ Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, The Evening Standard, The Art Newspaper and Forbes amongst others.