Sacramento's chapter of Black Lives Matter held a rally on the afternoon of Nov. 18 to protest the removal of a mural featuring the names and faces of black men killed by police in the Sacramento area from the side of the Guild Theater in Oak Park.
Colfax Station Commander Ty Conners used charcoal and watercolor to paint this portrait of a Native American for a charity auction to raise money for the Colfax Skate Park. Potential bidders can head to the Sheriff's Office's Facebook page until noon on Sept. 14 to bid on the piece.
Sacramento artist Maren Conrad is painting a mural that spans the back of midtown's MARRS Building during the Wide Open Walls mural event. Conrad said the design is partly an homage to Chinese immigrants who helped build California's railroads.
Sacramento artist Bryan Valenzuela is creating a mural at 1810 28th Street as part of the Wide Open Walls mural event. He said the image is a "tug of war" that reflects the divisiveness of the current national
Red Museum, an underground arts and performance space north of downtown Sacramento, was closed by the city of Sacramento in July 2017 for a variety of code violations. Electricians with the local electrical union volunteered their services to bring the building back up to code, and city officials are confident the space will reopen soon.
Sacramento artist Jeff Musser discusses plans for the mural he'll create during the Wide Open Walls festival Aug. 10-20. Musser is standing in front of his painting "Memories of Shanghai that have long since ..." at Beatnik Studios on S Street in Sacramento.
Ursula Xanthe Young is part of Few and Far, a group of female artists who produce murals around the world. Young and two other members will create a mural on a building on Power Inn Road during this year's Wide Open Walls festival.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg speaks at a press conference for this year's Wide Open Walls mural festival. The festival, which runs Aug. 10-20, is expected to feature 50 artists creating 40 new murals.