We Are Verge

Verge Center for the Arts is the leading cultural institution in the Sacramento region for contemporary art and ideas. We have a mission to extend the dialogue about contemporary art to the central valley. Verge supports this mission by providing vital resources to local career and emerging artists as well as offering arts education opportunities for youth and adults.


Founded by Jesse Powell in 2008, Verge Center for the Arts provides contemporary art and art resources to the Sacramento region through a combination of exhibitions, low or no cost artist workspace, and educational programming.

In its first location, Verge operated as a commercial gallery which housed two contemporary exhibition spaces and 20 free studios that were made available to emerging and career artists. The original enterprise was funded entirely by Powell alone. In an effort to see the project continue Powell along with Verge’s Founding Director Liv Moe sought a new building with the intention of transitioning the institution toward a more sustainable non-profit model.

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