Sacramento Creative Economy VIDEO Meeting 03-2020

Sacramento Creative Economy meeting Thursday, March 26 at 5:30. A VIRTUAL VIDEO CONFERENCE

About this Event

Due to the nature of current circumstances with the Corona Virus, many of our respected speakers who were scheduled to speak are mitigating a flurry of situations within our community and will not be able to speak at this current meeting.

We are planning a large virtual meeting because we are just as confused as you are, and are all in this together. Fear is dangerously contagious, but the most complex creative ideas usually emerge from dark weird periods like these…so what are we doing about it?

This will be a video chat for a large group discussing :

  • How we are each making the most of this period?
  • What is the city’s economic relief package and is it for the Creative Economy?
  • How can we help each other?
  • Is there a silver lining or lesson here?

We are going to keep this meeting fluid as things are constantly changing. Councilman Eric Guerra has this video conference meeting on his calendar. This could change, but we are grateful to have civic leaders to help us navigate. We will update this event periodically as we get more information.

Out of an abundance of caution and to align with current public health recommendations regarding COVID-19, this will be a virtual meeting, in the form of a large video conference. Please sign up to join so we know how many will be on the video chat and can appropriately prepare.

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS: Just canceling, didn’t feel right. We may not be able to be in the same physical room, but that does not mean we still can’t unite, organize and be a supportive community. So we are holding a video conference meeting, where up to 500 people can be on a video chat. We have the tech – let us use it for good!

With kindness 🙂


What is the creative economy?
The creative economy has no single definition. It is an evolving concept which builds on the interplay between human creativity and ideas and intellectual property, knowledge, and technology. Essentially it is the knowledge-based economic activities upon which the ‘creative industries’ are based.

The creative industries – which include advertising, architecture, arts and crafts, design, fashion, film, video, photography, music, performing arts, publishing, research & development, software, computer games, electronic publishing, and TV/radio – are the lifeblood of the creative economy. They are also considered an important source of commercial and cultural value.

The creative economy is the sum of all the parts of the creative industries, including trade, labor, and production. Today, the creative industries are among the most dynamic sectors in the world economy providing new opportunities for developing countries to leapfrog into emerging high-growth areas of the world economy.

This meeting is for all creatives across silos in the Sacramento area to connect, learn about opportunities, learn best practices from each other and foster collaboration in our community.


UpcyclePop Eco Holiday Market is a one-day creative place to play, explore and shop sustainably for the holidays. An interactive market for upcycled and repurposed items along with artist demos, music, fashion show, panel discussion, and surprise performances. This year’s gallery exhibit is  Carts for the Arts, which is highlighting the vaping waste problem. Free event with free parking.

Knowing it is impossible to indefinitely run a linear system on a finite planet, Upcyclepop introduces circular economy principles into a fun engaging experience. Remake, play, shop, eat and get creative.

We practice sustainability and strive to make this a zero-waste event. Please …no single-use plastics. Bring your own mug, wine glass or useable cup to fill up on kombucha, wine, mimosas or beer. All going to a good cause – a nonprofit dedicated to creating a kind, creative, inclusive and sustainable future for all beings. UpcyclePop is located at the Atrium – A Creative Innovation Center for Sustainability.

Free Parking – 110 spots

Wheelchair Accessible  |.   Sustainable Holiday Shopping


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UpcyclePop Market – Remade in Sacramento

UpcyclePop is a playful pop-up eco market. An all-ages interactive market with live entertainment, eco-friendly repurposed art, furniture, fashion, home design, & inventions. Visit Old Sacramento and experience local music, art demonstrations, live art and more.

UpcyclePop – Remade in Sacramento is a fun creative market for sustainable living, and will popup every Saturday until August 17, on Front Street in Old Sacramento. Watch eco-friendly artists create works of art from discarded items, meet eco-conscious inventors and play with the interactive art installations.

UpcyclePop seeks to promote play, local creativity, and education on the need to discard our throwaway mindsetKnowing it is impossible to indefinitely run a linear system on a finite planet, UpcyclePop – Remade in Sacramento is Americas first Upcycle Market, inducing sustainability, kindness, and circular economy reasoning.

Remake, shop, play, explore and get creative.

Muay Thai Tournament Event at The Atrium

Sacramento Sparring Tournament

This Sacramento Sparring Tournament of Muay Thai is a sport that has strong respect principles and rituals. Happening April 20th at The Atrium.

Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. It was developed several hundreds of years ago as a form of close-combat that utilizes the entire body as a weapon.

Today its definitive origins are debated by modern scholars, as much of the Muay Thai history was lost when the Burmese ransacked Ayudhaya, Siam’s capital city in Thailand, during the 14th century.

Most written Muay Thai history was lost when the Burmese looted the temples and depositories of knowledge held in Ayudhaya, and what volumes were saved are now national treasures that are preserved and protected as documentation for Thai culture and heritage.

In 1238 (Buddhist years), the first Thai army was created in the northern city of Sukhothai, Siam being its capital. The recorded history shows that a need to defend the capital city was spawned by many wars being fought between neighboring tribes and kingdoms. The Siamese army was created to protect the government and its inhabitants within the city and surrounding villages. Soldiers were taught hand-to-hand combat and how to use weapons, as well as how to use the entire body as a weapon. Their training is what eventually evolved into Muay Thai and Krabi Krabong.

Learning the military arts or “Muay Thai” became engrained in the culture of the early Siamese people. With the constant threat of war, training centers slowly began to appear throughout the kingdom. These were the first Muay Thai camps. Young men practiced the art form for various reasons: self-defense, exercise, discipline; monks even instructed at many Buddhist temples, passing down knowledge and history from one generation to the next.

As Muay Thai became popular with the poor and common people, it also became a required staple for the high-class and royalty. The two sons of King Phokhun Sri In Tharatit, the first King of Sukhothai, were sent to learn at the Samakorn training center. The common idea was that: good warriors made brave leaders and this would prepare them as future rulers of the kingdom.

Phokhun Ram Khamhaeng university is named after the writer of the first ancient text of Muay Thai. It is located in Bangkok along with the Sport Authority of Thailand.

Laughter Yoga Meetup Sacramento

Treat yourself to a joyful, stress-releasing hour to pamper your right brain! Our laughter Yoga Class combines deep yogic breathing with spontaneous laughter exercises, clapping, chaniting, mime and music. All ages and levels of fitness welsome. No mats or poses are required. Wear comfy clothing and a smile! And please bring an eco-friendly water bottle.