Sol Collective Cultivates Young Artists and Activists in Sacramento
April 5, 2016 | western
The team members at Sol Collective are almost as skilled at encouraging young talents as they are at cultivating local culture. Most of them have a background in teaching, which makes them a natural fit as leaders at the collective. It's a nonprofit organization that was established after a community center burned to the ground in 2008. The people of Sacramento rallied to rebuild and reopen the space as Sol Collective
Today, the building hosts the Free-Sol Youth Arts Academy, which regularly puts on workshops for youngsters interested in the arts. From silk screening to graphic design, the sessions cover a spectrum of mediums. It also offers programs such as the Sacramento Activist School, which attracts the area's movers and shakers each week to plan events focused on social justice, as well as the Curanderismo Traditional Health Series. The latter course approaches health from an artistic point of view, teaching pupils how to appreciate the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of health. Keep an eye on the Sol Collective's schedule for special events and celebrations, as well.