Description and review of Wide Open Walls 2019, Sacramento’s 3rd Annual Mural Festival.
Wide Open Walls 2019, Sacramento’s 3rd Annual Mural Festival, kicked off on August 8th and ended on August 18th. Fret not – you may have missed out on witnessing the artist’s works-in-progress and other activities – but that does not mean that you can’t still enjoy the new murals created this year. For that matter, you can also enjoy the majority of the murals created in previous years as well.
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2019 saw the creation of 34 new murals created by a diverse group of artists – 43 in total according to the official Wide Open Walls website. U.S. muralists included artists hailing from:
- San Francisco
- West Sacramento
- Los Angeles
- Jacksonville (Florida)
- Miami (Florida)
- Baltimore (Maryland)
- Puerto Rico (Commonwealth of)
International muralists included artists from:
- United Kingdom
The Wide Open Walls website lists 102 public art murals that have been created 2017 through 2019. Wow!
Has anyone else noticed that Wide Open Walls equals WOW? WOW it is!
At first I was not enamored with the new WOW website, but as I played around with it I became more impressed. The WOW website allows one to both pick a year (2017, 2018, 2019 or All Years) and a neighborhood to create your very own tour. Neighborhoods to choose from are:
- All Neighborhoods
- Curtis Park
- East Sacramento
- Oak Park
- Old North Sacramento
- Old Sacramento
- Sacramento State
In developing my personal tour of 2019 murals, I noticed a feature alerting me to other nearby murals created in previous years. Additionally, the website allows you to view a map of the mural sites you have added to your personal tour – and allows you to re-arrange the order in which you plan to view them before you print out the list. WOW! Can you tell that I am really impressed with the new WOW website?
I have only viewed a few of the new murals to date – but I have printed out my list and plan to keep it in my car so that I can reference it when I am in a particular neighborhood.
Many thanks to David Sobon, the Wide Open Walls festival creator and organizer!
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