Gearing Up for Pink Week

Did you know that next week is Pink Week?

Pink Week was created by Gioia Fonda in 1993, while attending the California College of Arts and Crafts. Upon declaring she was going to wear pink clothes all week and have a "pink week", her good friend Eric Wood (now husband and Official Pink Week Chief Consultant), printed a few posters advertising the event on campus. What began as a personal expression quickly became a group piece as other people asked if they could participate too. In an effort to help people participate, Gioia gave small bits of pink felt away. These little felt pieces became printed felt squares the next year and then printed paper tags each year after that. Now Pink Week is celebrated across the nation and overseas.

Pink Week

How can you celebrate?
If you live in Sacramento, free buttons may be obtained at various locations around Sacramento including Art Ellis art supply on J Street or Coffee Garden coffee shop on Franklin and of course at Tangent gallery, also on Franklin. If you find yourself downtown, don't miss the pink week window display at Art Ellis.
* The Sacramento Craft Mafia hearts The Coffee Garden & Tangent Gallery! We have our meetings and often hold events there!

Even if you don't live in Sacramento, or can't make it to the above events, you can celebrate your own way next week by (1) wearing pink, (2) by baking a pink cake, or (3) by visiting the flamingos at your local zoo!

This Saturday, November 10, is the big 2nd Saturday opening for the pink week show at Tangent gallery. This year's reception is sure to be memorable as it will feature "flamingo dancers" from Hot Pot Dance studio. They are scheduled to perform around 7:30. The costumes alone are worth showing up for. Don't miss this very unique and special expression of pink.

Don't forget to catch the pink bike parade!
Saturday, November 10th, the parade begins at Fremont Park (corner of 16th and P Street) at 2pm where you can decorate your bike. Some decorating supplies will be provided but you are encouraged to bring some to share as well. The ride will begin at 3pm and will go around Capital park, then over and up J Street to 29th or so, then back down K Street to 19th, loop around the Safeway and back to Fremont Park.

Happy Pink Week, Everyone!


Tina said...

Hey PeptoGirl,
I'm glad I found you! I'm a native Sacramentan now living in Boston. Feels good to hear about the good ol' Sactown places like J St, K St and Franklin Blvd! Glad to know there is a Craft Mafia there, too! Looking forward to all your posts!

Peptogirl said...


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