You may have missed Street Art Mural Jam – held on October 21st – but you still have a limited time to check out the art created before it disappears – forever.
Street Art Mural Jam was conceived by David Sobon of M5 Arts – the same creative force that brought to Sacramento the Wide Open Walls Mural Festival – and temporary art events Art Hotel in 2016 and Art Street in 2017.
I arrived in the early afternoon at the two story Sacramento Bee parking garage in midtown. The interior of the 2nd floor and the brick exterior of the parking garage – which covers a full city block – was the canvas.
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There were a number of artists of all skill levels hard at work, many assisted by helpers. I joined the roving spectators who were there to take it all in. I slowly made my way around the exterior of the building and then proceeded to the interior of the 2nd floor parking lot which is uncovered.
In addition to watching the artists at work, the one-day Street Art Mural Jam featured a variety of food trucks as well as a beer garden. There was also music and a kid play zone. While some of the food truck were parked along the street, other food trucks, the beer garden and the kid zone were located outdoors on the 2nd floor of the parking garage. Luckily it was a very nice, sunny day – if a bit breezy at times.
The temporary nature of the art created during Street Art Mural Jam is due to the fact that the site of the Sacramento Bee parking garage is going to be transformed into “The Press” a 273-unit apartment building.
It won’t be long before construction workers start removing the exterior brick facade of the parking structure in preparation of structure reinforcement. The apartment units will be built where the open-air parking lot is located now. The first floor enclosed parking structure will be retained.
It was reported in the Sacramento Bee that the apartment building development group led by Sotiris Kolokotronis hopes to complete the project in the second quarter of 2019.
My advice – if you want to view the art created during Street Art Mural Jam – do so soon.
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