With this month’s usual cool or rainy weather, you might want to
duck into one of Sacramento’s cafe-galleries to sip a hot, freshly
brewed cappuccino while sitting next to a sunny landscape–or a show of
valentine art–a combination sure to stimulate conversation.
The cafes listed all serve a variety of coffees and teas, pastries
and other desserts; some serve entrees as well. But you don’t have
to be a customer to enjoy the gallery display.
The paintings, photographs, or sculptures by regional artists are
usually changed once a month, with most pieces offered for sale. (On our
last visit, prices started at $50, ranging all the way up to an
Telephone for business hours and any pending artists’
receptions. All numbers are area code 916.
American River Roasters, 3673 J Street; 455-7462. Collages by S.R.
Jones until February 15, then still lifes and diptychs by Daniel Conant.
Cafe Croissant, Ninth and K streets, Downtown Mall; 442-8888.
Ceramic and papier-mache works by Mimi Fogg Wilson.
deVille’s Desserts, 2416 16th Street; 443-0656.
Do-it-yourself valentine graffiti.
Earhart’s Cafe, 1905 16th Street; 442-2481. Valentine art
show by 23 artists.
Formerly Fiasco, 1802 L Street; 442-9463. Recent works in
watercolor by Anthony Montanino.
Metro Bar & Grill, 1225 K Street; 447-3837. Photographic
images with watercolor application, by Jeff Shell.
Paragary’s Bar and Oven, 1401 28th Street; 457-5737. Penny
Harding’s photographs of Venice, Italy.
Weatherstone Coffee & Tea Co., 812 21st Street; 448-5552. Call