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I BUILT VERGE

2013 is coming to a close, as Verge has while we continue on with renovations. But we have big things in store for 2014, so sign up for a membership now to ensure that you don't miss out on anything!

Becoming a member now will enable you to participate in behind the scenes programming including, hard hat tours, off-site lectures and art events, first look at our new resident artist studios, a preview of future programming in our new exhibition space, and advanced notice on programming through Verge's cultural partners. Signing up during construction grants you membership from construction through our first full year of operation. 

Visit http://vergeart.com/support to see what membership level best fits you, and become part of Sacramento's most exciting new art space!

Be sure to follow us on social media while we're under construction to see what's happening. Search for us with #ibuiltverge, #futureverge and #vergeart

Holiday Open House!

Come join us for our Holiday Open House, December 12th, 5pm - 8pm!

Tour our studios and do some Christmas shopping while checking out the progress at Verge. Enjoy light refreshments and be sure to keep an eye out for that troublemaking Krampus as well!

WHEN: Thursday, December 12th, 5pm - 8pm
WHERE: 625 S Street
ADMISSION: FREE for members, $5 for nonmembers 

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/229979837170049 

Member Event: Curator-led tour at the Crocker

Our next member event will be a tour of "Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power," led by the exhibition's curator, Diana Daniels. If you are not yet a member, sign up today!

Verge members! Join us on November 21st, at 5:30pm, and enjoy a no-host bar with the curator and other Verge members after the tour. Space is limited; RSVP to vergeart@gmail.com in order to reserve your spot on the tour.

If you would like to become a member, please visit our support page.

WHAT: Curator-led tour of "Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power"
WHEN: Thursday, November 21st, 5:30pm. RSVP required.
WHERE: Crocker Art Museum 216 O Street
ENTRY: $7 (free entry for Crocker members) 

CAST at Verge

Verge Center for the Arts will be open on September 14th and 15th as part of CAST (Capital Artists' Studio Tour)! Come by for our last event before we close for 6 months of construction and see what our artists are up to.

When: Saturday/Sunday, 9/14 - 9/15; 10am - 5pm
Where: 625 S Street (corner of 7th and S)
Admission: FREE 

Groundbreaking Party!

We're throwing a rager on September 12th to celebrate the purchase of our building; more details after the jump!

On August 23rd, Verge Center for the Arts closed escrow on its building at 625 S Street. The same building that currently houses 32 resident artists, has hosted numerous art installations, film screenings, lectures, and exhibitions, the same building which has provided you with hours of enjoyment, whether through games of art mini-golf and wiffle ball, or through dance parties and interactive art experiences.

What does VERGE OWNING VERGE mean to you? It means that in six short months, we'll be back in business with a FULLY OPERATIONAL, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH NORMAL-BUSINESS-HOURS ART CENTER!!! That's right - exhibitions, classes, lectures, art studios, kids programming, adult programming, and of course, more dance parties, will be both consistent and frequent. 

Be sure to come to Verge on Thursday, September 12th, to help us blow the doors off this joint before we go dark for six months of construction! This party will also be the kick off to CAST (http://ccasac.org/cast/), which begins on Saturday. We'll have Ruhstaller beer, food trucks provided by SactoMoFo, DJs Scott Soriano and Flower Vato, games and dancing.

WHEN: Thursday, September 12th, 5:30pm - 10pm
WHERE: 625 S Street (corner of 7th and S)
ADMISSION: $7 ($2 goes towards supporting CAST)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND WE'LL SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 12th!