Midtown Alley Project....where to begin? After about a month and a half of prep, a call to local artists and actual PAINT ON THE WALL real progress has been made! 30+ artists have donated their time and talents to what is shaping up to be the most interesting mural Sacramento has ever seen. At pretty much any hour of the day you can see someone hard at work on their piece or perhaps passers-by just standing back and staring at the scope of it all.
Clare has taken lots of pics and I (Kristina) am trying to finish up the grid and the map by this 2nd Saturday while desperately trying to avoid Clare's camera. Speaking of 2nd Saturday, this saturday will be the unveiling of the first phase of the wall and we'll have a street fair of sorts where the artists can showcase and sell smaller pieces of art and we'll have The Generals (www.myspace.com/thegeneralsmusic) providing the music. Should be a great time! Most of the artists should make an appearance so let the mingling begin! The goal of this project is not only the beautification of the neighborhood but also a chance for artists of all mediums, exposure and experience to showcase together in a permanent gallery. We have no doubt that once the wall is finished, there will be many opportunities for the artists to have paid commissions because of their great work at 23rd and K. We've had some press already from Sac Bee, SN & R and KCRA channel 3 came out and got some nice footage of the early stages of the wall. You can check it out here https://www.kcra.com/video/17523368/index.html
Here's a few teaser pics of the artists and their work with lots more to come........