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To see great art, often people go to an art museum. But, what if the museum came to you?

Experience art in a whole new way... right in your own neighborhood.

Upcoming Block Parties

November 1, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm | On Broadway 32nd thru 36th Streets

Dia de los Muertos

Come REMEMBER your loved ones and CELEBRATE with your community at Oak Park’s fourth annual observance of Día de los Muertos!

JOIN US for a community celebration that includes tributes, or altares, for deceased loved ones, live traditional Mexican music, dance performances, food vendors, artists, free kids’ crafts, and more! This is a free event.

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November 2, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Sacramento History Museum

Souls of the City

As part of a collaborative partnership, Sol Collective and the Sacramento History Museum and Alliance are proud to invite the community to participate in a series of free cultural workshops in October plus experience a traditional and large-scale Day of the Dead ceremony highlighted by altar building, Aztec dance, sugar skulls, and more on November 2nd.

Since 2011, Sol Collective has worked to bring the ancient tradition of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to the Sacramento community. Shrouded in mysticism for many Americans, Day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition celebrating and honoring the lives of relatives and ancestors past. Sol Collective’s annual Souls of the City festival and cultural arts programming offer hands-on education about the deep-rooted history and traditions of Dia de los Muertos.

Sol Collective as well as the Sacramento History Museum and Alliance believe that it is through open education and sharing of cultures that respect, understanding, and equity are cultivated. Community members of all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to come out, learn the history, and participate in honoring their loved ones passed.

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Meet The Team

Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick

Director of Education Crocker Art Museum (916) 808-5780

Faith McKinnie

Community Engagement Coordinator Crocker Art Museum (916) 808-1059

Lorena Plasencia

Art Impact Fellow Crocker Art Museum (916) 808-1059


In 2017, The Crocker Art Museum was awarded a $228,000 grant by the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) to help implement and support Block by Block 2.0, a community initiative taking place in Sacramento's Promise Zone, a federally designated area of need encompassing Sacramento City Council Districts 2, 5, and 8. The grant is reserved for projects that promote the role of museums as essential partners in addressing the needs of their communities by leveraging their resources to identify and implement solutions. Additional support for Block by Block is provided by SMUD, Art Works, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Download our PDF one sheet here.

Block by Block would not be possible without the feedback and support of the Art Impact Collective, an active and highly dynamic partnership comprised of the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, Promise Zone community representatives, and community organizations including the Roberts Family Development Center, Sol Collective, Sojourner Truth African American Museum, and 916Ink.