E. Claire Raley Studios

Affectionately named CLARA, the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts provides studios and performance space for professional and community-based arts groups and a place for creative collisions and collaborations. Housed within the 100-year-old historic Fremont School in midtown Sacramento CLARA brings to life the fearless spirit, love of the arts and culture E. Claire Raley passed down through generations of the Raley-Teel family. Rooted in the strong belief that arts are essential to the human spirit, fosters lifetime learning, and critical to economic development for the Sacramento region, CLARA also provides access to quality arts education in partnership with Sacramento City Unified School District.
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Megan Wygant, Executive Director of CLARA, described the collaboration saying, “Art — whether it’s a performance discipline like dance, music, drama, or a visual genre — is meant to be radically inclusive and accessible for all. They’ve been excited by Activism Articulated’s Justice Altars at the Crocker and their other projects and they are proud that, by bringing Activism Articulated’s insightful voice to CLARA, they are able to provide Midtown residents with a constantly changing and evolving creative base for their Second Saturday experience.” Jasper James, co-owner of Activism Articulated, is committed to supporting underrepresented communities and has worked hard to craft a full-day event that is deeply intentional in its commitment to diversity and inclusion. “It is vital that Sacramento not continue to be the divided set of neighborhoods and nightlife we see today. We are one community and this event belongs in midtown as much as any.” said James. “We are so grateful to CLARA for offering this space, and for putting people and art together with the resources needed to build a strong and vibrant hub here in Sacramento for the resilient and brilliant artists we are proud to showcase.”

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