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Sac Dance Lab Grand Opening

Good Day Sacramento covered the Grand Opening of Sac Dance Lab at the Atrium, and reporter Angel Cardenas even jumps on the dance floor! See the full post here.

Info on Creative Economy Meeting and Panel with Mayor, Darrell Steinberg

This quarterly Creative Economy meeting will host a panel discussion on the financial future of the Creative Economy – “Funding Strategies for Arts and the Creative Economy”. The panel – Sacramento Mayor, Darrell Steinberg, Julie Baker, Executive Director of Californians for the Arts and Dennis Mangers, Strategic Advisor to the Mayor. Moderated by Bill Blake, former managing director…
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Startup of the Month-March 2019: Robotics Evolution

Eric Sweet used to be a pilot, hauling cargo and flying corporate jets. Then he tried his hand at real estate. Now, through his Sacramento-based startup, Robotics Evolution, he’s focused on educating youth on robotics by offering special arenas where their robots can compete in various competitions. Read the full article here.

Good Day Sacramento 2018: UpCycle Pop Valentines Event

Good Day, Sacramento (CBS) came early Sunday morning to cover our set-up of UPcyclePOP Valentines Event – Take time 4 Love. With no reporter, Shira Lane gave a tour of a number of artists who were setting up early in the morning. 

Fresno Bee 2018: UpCyclePop Market & the New Economy

She didn’t want to come to Sacramento. Now she’s helping build its new economy. UPcyclePOP aims to find new uses for the discarded, bringing artists to Folsom Boulevard pop-up market. The three days of UPcyclePOP attracted hundreds of people as more than a dozen local artists displayed and sold their works, from end tables made from…
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Fox40 Live Show 2018: UpCyclePop Market Launch

Upcyclepop was featured on the Fox40 live morning show on the opening day of our first UpcyclePOP on December 14, 2017. Here is what they wrote: From old dishware to retro furniture pieces, to straight-up trash, items are seen in an innovative fresh way are built up into works of art. It’s called upcycling and…
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She didn’t want to come to Sacramento. Now she’s helping build its new economy.

In an alternate universe, Shira Lane is still a Sacramento artist who hasn’t connected with the city creatively. Until the city launched the “Creative Economy” grant program over the summer, Lane, a documentary filmmaker, lived here, but didn’t intellectually play here. While she had physically moved – reluctantly at first – to Sacramento two years…
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