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…
    ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thx for the post.

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