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Sacramento, West Sacramento receive grant for public art

West Sacramento and Sacramento have received a $125,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to create a public art master plan for the Sacramento riverfront.

The Crocker Art Museum and Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission partnered with the cities on the grant from the “Our Town” program.

The money will fund the planning of pedestrian routes along the river connecting public artworks with entertainment, employment and residential developments. The work will focus on downtown Sacramento and the Washington neighborhood of West Sacramento.

Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, said the project will “fill the demand for public art” on both sides of the river. “We must continue to elevate the arts in our community and I am confident that this grant will help make that happen,” she said.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson called the project a “unique and timely project that will help strengthen the connection between our cities through art.”

“West Sacramento’s waterfront districts are designed around striking a meaningful connection to the beauty of the river and outdoors,” said West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon.