PORTAL is a steel-framed art installation covered in mirrored Plexiglas and 9,000 LED lights. Really, it’s the hook that’s attracting musicians, bloggers and artists to the city’s most unlikely gathering spot, a shuttered ice plant on R Street.
Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.