Coming to a street near you.

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

May 11, 2020


Though the Covid-19 outbreak has limited Block by Block’s ability to participate in creative place-making activities, we still plan to show up for our community. The Block by Block team is creating a series of art activities that will be distributed throughout Sacramento via food distribution sites, community centers, and our community partners. Our Color Us Hopeful coloring book is our first activity, and it will be available at more than 20 sites beginning May 20, 2020. Color Us Hopeful features artwork by Sacramento artists who are using their talents to offer inspiration and encouragement to their community. To see what Block by Block will be doing next, check back here on June 1 or follow us @crockerbxb for daily doses of art and inspiration. We will look forward to returning to our work as soon as possible and coming to you, block by block!

Meet The Team

Maria Segoviano

PR & Communications Associate Crocker Art Museum (916) 808-1186

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.