Insight With Beth Ruyak

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Funding the Arts in Sacramento


The Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera is returning this June after taking a season off to get its finances in order. But it’s not all good news in Sacramento’s performing arts circles. The Sacramento Ballet recently ended its season three weeks early because of budget constraints and the city says the Sacramento Community Center Theater needs to be rebuilt –with a price tag of $200 million.

Given Sacramento is a government town without many corporate headquarters, is there funding for the arts? Joining us to talk about how to fund the city’s many art ventures is the director of the Crocker Art Museum, Lial Jones. The museum recently expanded and plays a crucial role in the city’s art scene. Also joining us is the executive director of the Verge Center for the Arts, Liv Moe. Verge recently expanded into a larger location in Sacramento last year.

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