Beatnik Studios was founded in 2008 by Lindsay Calmettes and Wes Davis. The two friends met while studying at Sac State and decided to open a shared photography studio together. The business was flexible and creative; soon Beatnik hit it’s stride by becoming the first of it’s kind mixed use event space / art gallery / photo studio.
After five years on 17th and Broadway in Sacramento, it was time to make a more concrete investment in our city. We decided to dig our heels in, and found the perfect space to grow. In the summer of 2013, we purchased our current space.
The building sits 2 blocks north of Southside Park, on the West end of Sacramento’s most talked about R street District. We are right in the middle of some of the best restaurants, bars, music halls and hotels in the city.