Few & Far Mural ~ 24th & S Alley

May 25, 2013
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A long stretch of blank wall on the CED building in the alley at Round Corners (near 24th & S) was brought to life last September by an all-women crew of street artists called, Few & Far (1). The crew, who flew in from numerous cities across the country to gather and paint together in […]

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Brazen ~ CSUS

April 29, 2013
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A pair of legs. Warrior’s legs, I’m sure. Maybe Roman by the look of the sandals. Brazen. This is a piece by Stephen Kaltenbach that stands near the entrance of the CSUS Alumni Center. “Only a playful ease with unease can yield pleasure and possibly reveal the complexity of an artist whose work is elusive […]

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SacPedArt is in the news!

April 29, 2013
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For those of you who don’t yet follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you may not have heard that we were featured on Fox40’s ‘Know Your Neighbor’ series on April 27th. What a treat to share public art with a larger audience! You can see the video of our live news coverage here. The in-studio […]

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Desert Cactus and Prickly Pear ~ 23rd & K Alley

March 27, 2013
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A midtown business facing a problem with frequent intruders on their back patio hired artists rather than security guards to resolve the situation. Artist Margaret Arnold painted and Steve Cook sculpted, and together they secured the 30-foot-wide patio wall behind Western Properties office (1). The Art: The three-sided mural was painted by Arnold and is […]

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Arttake: Arty Bike Racks, Part 3

March 12, 2013
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Sacramento is full of clever bike racks, so today’s arttake is a follow-up to my first two posts on arty bike racks from Feb 2011 and July 2011. The red rack pictured above is the very bike-like bike rack that sits in front of INK Eats & Drinks at 27th & N. The ice cream […]

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Holiday Inn Ceramic Murals ~ 3rd & K

February 10, 2013
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The clay sculpture murals at the Capitol Plaza Holiday Inn were created by someone but just who remains a mystery. Ceramic artist, Stan Bitters, was one promising lead, but no record was found identifying him as the artist and he himself, via email, stated that he has never done work in Sacramento. Regardless who created […]

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Spanish Fly Mural ~ 1723 J

January 30, 2013
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Joplin, Hendrix, and Dylan. A simple and compelling mural by local artist, Pete Bettencourt, on the Spanish Fly Hair Garage Salon parking lot wall. The Art: Bettencourt’s imagery brings alive the expressive soul of these iconic musicians. The mural looks almost unfinished, and maybe more was planned, regardless, the open form with the use of […]

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Lily Moon Mural ~ 1115 21st

January 11, 2013
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Thoughts of Van Gough drift through my imagination whenever I see this mural along 21st Street in the alley between J & K. Yellows, blues, purples, oranges and reds pop out of the black backdrop. Brush strokes in swirls, lines and dashes form a mountain lake sunset landscape, and, along the bottom edge, silhouetted figures […]

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CCC Mural ~ 1719 24th St

December 17, 2012
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Fighting fires, building trails, planting forests, and building construction… this is the kind of natural resource and emergency response work that young adults do when they become members of the California Conservation Corps (CCC) for a year of service. This mural was painted in the late ’90s by members of the California Conservation Corps on […]

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Time To Wake Up ~ 17th & T

November 28, 2012
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Letting go. Holding on. Waking up. Local artist, Shaun Burner, recently created this mural of metaphysical themes on the side of the Royal Market at 17th & T (1). Burner told Submerge that the open hand symbolizes letting go and the clutching fist with the oozing substance symbolizes holding on (2). The Artist: Burner’s work […]

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