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Sutter Street livens up the weekend

Second Saturday showcases Historic District
By: Laura Newell Telegraph Staff Writer
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More than 30 businesses will participate in a new monthly event on Sutter Street. In an effort to boost business and awareness in the Historic District, merchants will take part in Second Saturday on Sutter Street from 4 to 9 p.m. every month in 2010, starting April 10. “We have the perfect venue to highlight an event like this,” said Shannon Cheyne, Folsom Historic District Association manager. “We want to highlight Sutter Street’s unique businesses.” Cheyne explained that most of the Historic District shops close by 6 p.m. leaving busy and working locals unable to shop. During Second Saturday, shops will plan to stay open until 9 p.m. The evening will include an art walk, street performers, wine and chocolate tasting and drink specials. Street entertainers, including a mime, robot dancer, fire dancers, belly dancers, tarot card readers and a magician, will perform along all business blocks of Sutter Street. Live entertainment on Saturday, April 10, includes Wild Child performing in front of the Powerhouse Pub at 8 p.m. “This event will be vibrant and alive,” Cheyne said. The art walk will have 13 stops with eight local artists, Sutter Street Theatre student artwork and Sutter Street art galleries. Sutter Street’s Liberty Tattoo owners, Bill and Lori Liberty, will also showcase artwork at the event. Lori said artwork includes tattoo photography and watercolors by Bill Liberty, Hip Pockit Metal Art by Richard and Dan and Oils and Acrylics by Matthew Crew. “We are excited to give our clients an opportunity to display their personal artwork,” Lori said. Cheyne said the event would also help showcase Sutter Street’s revitalization project and allow people to see what changes are being made to the Historic District. “This is an opportunity to get your spouse or friends out for a fun night and enjoy your community,” she said. “Every Second Saturday will feature different themes, so there will always be something new.” For more information call 985-7452 or visit downtownfolsom.com.