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 5 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 723 S Street in Sacramento.
The warehouse part of 723 S street was built by The Great Western Power Company around the turn of the century, and acquired by PG&E sometime in the 1930's. The initial use of the space was to build large electrical equipment. The 5000+ square foot main space is jaw dropping. With 25 - 30 foot tall ceilings, and tons of skylights, the building truly caters to a wild imagination.
The building sits 2 blocks north of Southside Park. We are on the West end of Sacramento's most talked about up-and-coming R street District. We are very close to some of the best restaurants, bars, music halls and hotels in the city.
723 S Street
Sacramento, CA 9581
Open Tues. 10am - 5pm
Wed. and Thurs. 11:30 pm - 5pm
most other days by appointment
Lindsay developed her photography skills in the misty hills of northern Oregon where she grew up in the magical light of endless evergreen forests. As a champion basketball player she developed an impressive work ethic and relentless drive. Honesty and hard work are at the core of Lindsay’s practice and her vibrant client relations are a reflection of her remarkable character and strong values.
Karen moved from Oregon to be closer to her daughter Lindsay and to help with the ever-growing business of Beatnik. She is strong resilient and patient; like a good mother, and has been a friend and role model for all the Beatnik kids. Karen worships the sun and the sand; she loves life and drinks deeply of it. Her level head and sweet but stern attitude is perfect for helping clients shape unforgettable events.
Wes grew up in the rugged foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains where he developed a love for action and adventure. Years of skateboarding, snowboarding and exploration have given him a unique ability to capture the emotion of motion and excitement of action. Fun loving, light hearted and flexible.