Tasting Room hours for Second Saturday are 1pm to 8pm. The Tasting Room is located at 921 11th Street in the Penthouse. Please call 916-492-2530 for more information!
Our featured artist is Chris Lango. Chris’s work will be on display at the Penthouse Lounge through February 2014.
I have lived & worked in Sacramento since 1993. Back then, a job as Sports Producer at KCRA-TV brought me to California’s capital. During my 15 years there, I learned a great deal about amazing people, places and events that have unique connections to Sacramento. Since 2010, I have done freelance video producing and volunteer work at the Center for Sacramento History. That experience has expanded my appreciation of these interesting people, places and events that have had far-reaching impacts beyond Sacramento.
My passion for history and journalism is what motivated me to combine the two into a creation called “Pages of History.” I take old journalism and turn it into new art by using facsimiles of newspaper articles, print advertisements, press releases, personal papers, telegrams, etc. I enlarge and age them, then display them on painted canvases. The end results are these larger-than-life “Pages of History” that showcase the past. These displays work best in settings that have unique histories themselves— and none is better that the Rail Bridge Cellars Penthouse Lounge at the Elks Tower.
My current exhibit features 45 or so pieces– and spotlights several aspects of vintage Sacramento life, most notably old-time Sacramento Christmas advertisements, Grand Openings of some of the city’s most iconic buildings (including the Elks Tower itself) and a special display showcasing special moments in Sacramento Kings history.