Wide Open Walls 916 Sacramento-Del Paso

Over the summer a really exciting street art event (Wide Open Walls 916) came to Sacramento which painted the walls…literally. It took a seemingly benign wall or building and turned it in to something amazing. I posted previously on some great selections from the event located in downtown Sacramento. I was so impressed I decided to head to another area of town which was of focus for the event which I had not had time to visit previously – Del Paso. I was most looking forward to seeing the the rainbow colored installation directly below because I was drawn to the bright and cheerful colors. I was underwhelmed to say the least not by the art but by the building and it’s surroundings. This is a classic example of the reality of what surrounds a photo. I’m sure the artist is less than thrilled with what became of his piece. The overall environment left a little to be desired and so did the art but I thought I would share for the fun of it. I still can’t wait for the event to come back again next year…

Anyone else ever visited a location that turned out to be something other than they expected or became run down after the initial blush?

8 thoughts on “Wide Open Walls 916 Sacramento-Del Paso

  1. I am a huge fan of street art, and I like everything you’ve posted here. It’s all so bright! You know, I think the rainbow wall adds a measure of delight to what surely must have been an entirely depressing scene before. Now it’s only a little depressing, ha ha! Maybe it’s why I love street art so much: because it shows me what more could be there, in a space that I otherwise would not have noticed. I would be as eager as you to keep going to the wide open walls events. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I see what you mean. That’s what cropping is for, right? ๐Ÿ™‚
    I understand the pyramids at Gizeh can now only be taken from one
    angle because the city of El Cairo has literally grown to the foot of the pyramids…
    Thx for the post.

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