What started as the Sacramento Mural Festival in 2016, and then morphed into Wide Open Walls last year, has become my favorite time of the year in Sacramento! I love walking around and documenting the murals in progress, watching the artists work, and seeing more and more walls, streets even, become canvasses. The 2018 line up was especially exciting for me as Shepard Fairey is one of my favorite artists, and his mural turned out to be absolutely grandiose. I also discovered lots of other amazing artists, and walked miles with my kids every day to try to capture as many of the murals as possible.
Out of the 30 + artists listed I managed to capture 25 over the 10 days. (The others are not really within walking distance with three small kids, so I will add them to the album as and when I get to them). It was really fun creating routes, documenting the changes, chatting to artists, and just seeing the final results of all of these beautiful pieces of work. I have posted some of the images I took over the space of the 10 day festival below, but you can find a lot more right HERE. (Each image contains the artist’s name in the image title for reference). I will probably add a few more over the next few weeks as some were concealed by scaffolding or cars when I went past them last.
More information on the Wide Open Walls festival can be found on their website, mainly a map of all mural locations as well as information on all of the artists.