Merle Axelrad says she fell into the medium of fabric collage 27 years ago when she was nine months pregnant, on maternity leave from her job as an architect, and made a baby quilt. Now, most of her works are public art, corporate and private commissions.
With a seasonal menu, beautifully arranged florals, and a patio and mural for that OK-I-have-to-Instagram-this moment, The Pour Choice is about providing an experience to those who visit Auburn.
Established in 1912 and redeveloped in 2015, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera is a collaborative cultural pillar institution dedicated to serving the greater community — from youth music education in the classroom to main stage performances of orchestral and operatic music at the highest regional caliber — and contributing to the growth of Sacramento’s Creative Economy.
Despite competition from neighboring big-market stations, satellite radio and streaming, thousands are tuning in to Vacaville’s KUIC-FM each week. Those who work for the station say a local identity is key to their success.
“We are flower nerds to the max here,” Melissa Cowan, owner of Placerville Flowers on Main says. “We squeal on the daily when new products come in or when seasons change.”
Belonging to two places and not quite fitting into either is a familiar feeling for many first-generation Americans.
After 25 years of working 9-5 jobs, Johnny Flores has gone all in on his podcast business, Flores Podcast Consulting, and as a result says he is “happier and more peaceful” than ever.
Zahna and Harley Smith showcase paintings, homemade jewelry and other artwork at the Wandering Gypsy Artistry art gallery and tattoo studio in Isleton.
Dimple Records has been a regional fixture for more than four decades. Comstock’s spent several weeks with the family behind the business to learn Dimple’s history: how it started, why they decided to walk away and what comes next.
When Simon and Kelly Holland launched the Etsy shop for their business, Sassy Squirrel Ink, in March 2015, they had about a half-dozen sign designs available to print photos on slate. They’ve been expanding their product line ever since.