The annual Wide Open Walls Festival is adding more beauty to Sacramento’s buildings. To beat the heat, we left at 7:30 a.m. and headed to downtown. I had a list of about 30 murals and addresses. Diane was our navigator and I drove the one-way streets which sometimes turned into two-way streets. And when you’re not familiar with the streets, mistakes are easy to make. Need I say more.

I’m not going to show you all that I photographed, just some special art pieces. Let’s begin with this one. The artist did separate panels on the building’s walls. I loved the colors and surrealism.

Next is a mural and a close up of the woman’s face. We found on a SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) building. Tea anyone?

This next set is full of symmetrical and asymmetrical designs.

Here are some odds and ends that I thought were great.

I’ll end with art that isn’t a painted mural and I don’t think is part of Wide Open Walls. They are mosaic art images and in some places raised. They are beautiful.

We will return for more mural photography and I hope to have more fantastic pieces to show you.

15 thoughts on “Grab a brush: Wide Open Walls

  1. I love that cities are becoming places to walk (or ride) to view public art. I think my favorite is the art that we now find being applied to those ugly gray, green, or whatever drab utility boxes that litter neighborhoods.

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  2. Oh wonderful! That heron especially, and I also particularly like the first set of panels. I remember last year you showed us some pieces from this annual project. It’s a fabulous initiative!

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  3. All these arts definitely look great, Anne. It’s difficult to pick my favorites, but the symmetrical/asymmetrical ones are especially stunning for me, as well as the first batch. The light and shadow added the wow factor.

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