Wide Open Walls 916 – Geometric

This mural is at the top of an escalator outside the new Golden One Center. It is vivid and bright and cheerful and I love it. It’s more polished than some and my OCD side super appreciates the perfect lines. It is protected under cover and likely will be with us for some time which is great. Click here and let me know how it stands up to some of the other street art from this summer and previous years of the Wide Open Walls 916 street art festival.

Wide Open Walls 916 – Snakes

“Snakes!  Why’d it have to be snakes?”  These massive snakes are down at the bottom of an alleyway.  As great as the art is it makes walking down the dark smelly alleyway a little more intimidating than normal.  I’ve been meaning to capture this one for a while now but traffic never allowed for it until now.  I snapped this and got the heck out of there!  For more less scary walls click here and tell me your favorites.

Wide Open Walls 916 – Pastel Astronauts

Love it or hate it?  I enjoy this one.  The colors are vibrant and the subject matter interesting.  It has the essence of Andy Warhol if Andy painted in alleys on brick…this wall would be fun to capture with a model in front of.  As a matter of fact when I stopped by some young guys were photographing their super cars in front of it.  Can’t blame them one bit.  Click here to check out some more art walls and pick our your favorites.

Wide Open Walls 916 – Impressionism

This art wall reminds me of some of the Impressionism I have been fortunate enough to see in museums throughout the world.  I wonder what the great artists would think of all of this temporary “graffiti art” on walls and buildings?  I would like to think they would be right up there with scaffolding doing it themselves.  What do you think?

For more Wide Open Walls 916 click here and tell me what speaks to you!

Wide Open Walls 916 – Sacramento Street Art Festival

Wide Open Walls hosted multiple events spanning multiple weeks this August in downtown Sacramento painting the city walls with street art! Several areas of downtown have been transformed by local and international artists. Locals watched the art being made, attended a number of hosted street parties, and even download an app for a guided walking tour of the various locations of public art pieces.

I  took note of a few of the locations to visit while downtown last weekend and it did not disappoint! I’m proud of my city for allowing something as exciting and forward as this public art exhibit. I am proud Sacramento is finally becoming a world class city by promoting the arts in a modern way. I look forward to next year where they will hopefully do it again in other parts of the city.

Is their interesting street art in your city? What’s your favorite public art piece captured below?

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Seeing a photo of the Princess on Instagram is what led me to Wide Open Walls. I went downtown looking for her and found all of the rest of this interesting and awesome art.

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It’s hard to make garbage cans look good but they managed it!

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How cool is this? 3D!

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This one seemed to get a lot of attention by people walking around.

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This is a representation of the famed Sacramento Tower Bridge.

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Not sure what this is but I like it. And it was HUGE.

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Rainbow version of our beautiful State Flag.

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Take note of the ladies posing for selfies. I saw this in front of almost all of the art. People were posing and talking about posting it on social media like it was very serious business.

Like what you see?  Love street art?  Check out some Parisian Street Art by clicking here!  I would love to know what you think.