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Art, wine, food in store for Historic District

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Organizers for Folsom's next Second Saturday are chalking up warm weather and a newly renovated street to what they anticipate will be a popular family friendly event. "We have an exciting lineup for Second Saturday on May 14," said Shannon Cheyne, manager for the Folsom Historic District Business Association. "We are featuring a chalk art competition in which artists will be using chalk to create masterpieces on our new sidewalks. Artists have the opportunity to win $75-$100." Artists can start creating masterpieces as early as 8 a.m. and the judging will begin at 6 p.m. Judges will be using three categories to determine winner: Best interpretation of Historic Folsom, creativity, community involvement. In addition to the chalk competition, all of the activities of the evening are listed below. The event starts at 5 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT Main Stage, located across from Chicago Fire: 6-9 p.m. Enfuzion Band (info at enfuzionband.com) Look for these street performers and musicians located on Sutter Street: Albert the Amazing Magician and Balloon Twister Uncle Pete's Hawaiian Band, performing the corner of Riley and Sutter Street. Show begins at 6 p.m. Doug Decker rockin’ the acoustic guitar, 5-8:30 p.m. Good Shield Mignon, Native American Contemporary Music, in front of Rainbow Bridge Jewelers, 5-8 p.m. Perfect Sounds, DJ Raymond, will be playing favorite tunes, 5-8:30 p.m. The Powerhouse Pub, 614 Sutter St. - Live entertainment, Latin Touch, starts at 10 p.m., $10 cover The Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., Live showing of the hilarious Pulitzer Prize winning comedy "You Can't Take It With You". 8 pm. For tickets, call (916) 353-1001 Old Europe, 825 Sutter St., DJ Dance Party, starting at 10 p.m. TASTINGS Procissi's Wine Gallery, 627 Sutter St., two tastings for $3. Victoria Chocolatier, 713 Sutter St. Chocolate ganache pie special and a new addition, gourmet soup. Snook's Chocolate Factory, 731 Sutter St., Bittersweet Truffle complimentary tasting. The Black Rooster, 807 Sutter St., Complimentary Gelato tasting Old Europe, 825 Sutter St., Barbecue party featuring a roasted pig on the patio ART WALK Chalk It UP! Check out our new sidewalks as they are transformed into chalk masterpieces. Artists will start designing at 8 a.m. Art judging and contest to happen at 6 p.m. Winners announced on stage at 8:30 p.m. Melange, 307 Riley St., Featured artist Colleen Harman Cararra Productions at Power House Pub, 614 Sutter St., Fine art will also be featured as well as hand-painted board games created by Marbleous Games. Local artist Ann Marie Campbell will also be on site to display her unique use of ancient painting methods, such as Encaustic (a “hot-wax” method of painting dating from 500 B.C.) and Egg-Tempera, to create works known as Contemporary Realism. Also see works from Leslie Chambers with wildlife inspired ceramics. Sutter Street Artists, 627 Sutter St., "See Us Now" featuring artists Don Weaver, Lisa Magruder and Lori Anderson. Meet the artists and enjoy the art on display at Procissi's Wine and Art Gallery. Artistic inspirations from "sharing a beautiful morning scene of coastal Maine and Nova Scotia," to "acrylic collages putting the pieces back together and how all things work together for good," and "wildflowers and California poppies making the dreariest rainy day colorful." American Visions Art Gallery, 705 Sutter St., Jan Shepherd, who has painted in Italy and France, will be showcasing some of her pieces and will be finalizing one painting called "Two Doves in Cinque Terre" Hugh Slayden, political satirist and fantasy artist will be showcasing his refreshing artwork. His work is deeply biographical and the whimsical characterizations of political issues and "guess who" policymakers from top leadership to general staff who are often seen in the State Capitol. Liberty Tattoo (Art & Ink), 715 Sutter St., (upstairs), Original watercolors and acrylics by Bill Liberty, Hip Pockit Metal Art by Richard and Dan, original watercolors by Folsom artist Jan French Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., Editions Animation art from Disney and Looney Tunes' Chuck Jones The Black Rooster, 807 Sutter St., Art created by animals from the Folsom Zoo will be on display. Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter St., This is the last weekend to experience the exhibit, "Folsom’s First Millionaire: The Life of William Alexander Leidesdorff." Half-off admission during Second Saturday. The Painted Cork, 801 1/2 Sutter St., Joey Cattone paintings feature wine themed art as well as vineyards, landscapes and animals. SHOP Gracefully Vintage, 611 Sutter St. Vintage and antique framed chalkboards with chalk. Discount on Second Saturday. Complimentary refreshments and dessert. Planet Earth Rising, 625 Sutter St., New jewelry, minerals, clothing plus other surprises. The Bag Lady, 303 Riley St., A one-year anniversary Mad Hatter Tea Party. Stop in for tea, treats and for a free gift. Check out our new handbag and jewelry collection, guaranteed to brighten your wardrobe for the spring. Maribou Salon on Sutter, 702 Sutter St., Suite G, It’s a Mad Hatter Party. "Spin to Win" hair services and products. We will have a DJ on the deck, complimentary wine and a creative contest. A-Arts Antiques, 707 Sutter St., Discounts on all items in the store priced $20 or more. Rainbow Bridge Jewelers, 721 Sutter St., Holly Yashi Spring Show and Sale. See all her latest designs at Rainbow Bridge Jewelers and enjoy discounts off all Holly Yashi jewelry. Folsom Mercantile Exchange, 724 Sutter St., Stop in to discover unique treasures in this expansive antique co-op. Gem N I, 815 Sutter St., Handmade blown glass art on display.