Wide Open Walls 916 – Man in Black

Someone is a fan of Johnny Cash. So much so they dedicated the side of an entire hotel to him! Well, my parents were in need of a trip out of the house so I took them on a mural tour of downtown Sacramento. It was a fun idea because we didn’t even need to get out of the car. My Dad wanted to see Johnny so Johnny it was. It’s pretty amazing to think someone painted a mural this large. The logistics of it alone are mindboggling. If you are a fan and are interested in seeing a trail dedicated to the Man in black check out an older post of mine related to the Johnny Cash Trail in Folsom, California.

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 – Social Distancing Edition

Sacramento continues to encourage and promote it’s Wide Open Walls art festival.  This colorful wall spoke to me as I am always partial to rainbows and color flows like this.  Funny enough this was shot as only part of the wall.  I preferred this simplicity to the other part of the wall which had the actual substance to it.  Art can speak to us in many ways.  

Check out other Wide Open Walls 916 murals I have captured here and tell me your favorites!