News editor Cameron Macdonald compiles listings for the arts calendar. If you would like an event or show to be included, please send details via email to and write “Arts Calendar” in the subject line. Include as much information as possible, including dates, times, ticket prices, address and details on purchasing tickets.   

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center’s February show is the “Faces of Mary” competition that showcases the art of students from Elk Grove’s St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. The artists are in grades 4-8. There will also be a show dedicated to the abstract paintings of local artist Kirk Wolfe. Attendees can also review and purchase art from artists in the Elk Grove community. February’s shows will last until Feb. 28. The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 9683 Elk Grove-Florin Road. For more information, call (916) 685-5992, email, or visit

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will have these art workshops in February: “Open Portrait/Clothed Figure Studio” with Robert Thompson on Feb. 16, 12-4 p.m.; “Beyond the Basics – Watercolor” with Sandy Ridley, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.; “Hand Building A Clay Bust” with Darrci Robertson” on Feb. 12 and March 4, 5:30-9 p.m.; “Art Thru Microscope Images – Flora” with Afton Kern, Feb. 22, 1-3 p.m.; “Zentangle Tips/Tricks on Bijou” with Kim Kohler on Feb. 15, 12-3 p.m.; “Beginning Acrylics” with Margaret Munson on Feb. 20 and 27, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; “Private Art Tutoring” with Stacy Maeda (specializing in drawing animals, aged 7-adult), the fee is $30 an hour and registration is at or All of the art workshops take place at the Fine Arts Center, located at 9683 Elk Grove-Florin Road. Pre-registration and payment are requirement. For registration, log on, call (916) 685-5992, or visit the arts center that’s open on Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center has private art tutoring for ages 7 and up with Stacy Maeda - contact her at or visit Pre-registration and payment are required from students. To register, visit, or the arts center on Wednesdays through Saturdays at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call (916) 685-5992.

Elk Grove Artists Inc. (EGA) Each month, Elk Grove Artists Inc. engages established and recognized guest artists who conduct workshops, presentations, demos, critiques and more, often sharing stories and experiences that inspire their creativity.  To sign up for future workshop notices, call (916) 715-3749 or (916) 591-7446, or visit   

View artwork from Elk Grove at: The Committee for the Arts has created a virtual Citywide Art Guide for the benefit of the residents and visitors that includes a comprehensive inventory of art pieces and art events in Elk Grove. There is also an interactive map that displays the art and events in Elk Grove. Only citywide annual art events are included. If you know of a piece or event missing from the guide that should be included, contact Mona Schmidt (916) 478-3633.

The Northern Californian Filmmakers Coalition (NCFC) is based in Sacramento and was created to encourage individuals in filmmaking or film-related areas to meet on a regular basis and explore the various aspects of the film industry. Meetings are held each Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Access Sacramento 4623 T St. in Sacramento. For more information, visit, or contact P. La Marr at (916) 502-7068 or, or G. Bell at (916) 384-5796 or

Lodi’s Art Hop is held on the first Friday of each month. For the list of participating venues and their featured artists, visit