Power Inn District Successfully Beautified by Wide Open Walls Festival
The “Wide Open Walls” street art event took place from August 10 through 20, 2017. It brought over 24 local muralists, emerging artists, university students and more than 12 international street art superstars to the Sacramento region. The inaugural event was built on the success of last years’ Sacramento Mural Festival, bringing more world-wide attention to Sacramento’s venerable history of mural painting – which has already produced over 400 murals throughout the region over the last 50 years.
This years’ festival expanded to new areas – including the Power Inn District, Natomas, Del Paso, the River District, Broadway, Oak Park, and South Sacramento. It included many opportunities for the public to engage with the artists – including an opening party, public mural tours, artist receptions and panels, an artists’ marketplace, 2nd Saturday celebrations, and on-site interactive events.
The murals in the Power Inn District are located:
- 7322 Folsom Boulevard
- 3925 Power Inn Road (Graphic Center)
- 3000 Power Inn Road (Atlas Disposal)
- 4301 Power Inn Road (Mattress Factory)
- 8301 Belvedere Avenue (River City RV & Boat Storage/American Furniture Galleries)
The 10-day long festival concluded with a Wall Wrap Party, hosted by Power Inn Alliance.
It was fun for the whole family, with food from the Squeeze Inn food truck, local beer from Beers in Sac, a petting zoo, live music by City of Trees Brass Band, and shuttle tours to see the area murals.
Wide Open Walls 2017 from KJ 2 Productions on Vimeo.