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Capitol Box Art Project

CADA art boxTwenty-eight utility boxes located primarily in the Capitol Area Development Authority’s (CADA) district between 7th and 17th Streets and L and S Streets in downtown Sacramento have been covered with art. These “utility box wraps” were designed by 20 Sacramento area artists for the Capitol Box Art Project, a public art project conceived and directed by Todd Leon, CADA R Street Development Manager in collaboration with the Arts Commission.   CADA intends on maintaining the boxes for a minimum of 3 years. 

“This idea isn’t new it’s just new to Sacramento.  Hopefully this project helps to inspire more public art in Sacramento and help the city in building its own image and identity,” said Todd Leon.

Participating artists include mixed media artists: Laura Caron, Nathan Cordero, Julia Couzens, Gioia Fonda, William Ishmael, Melissa Uroff, Bryan Valenzuela, Roma Devanbu, and Kerri Warner.  Painters: Mark Emerson, Sandy Hernandez, Brenda Louie, Jim Piskoti, Arturo Romero, and Susan Silvester.  Photographers:  Janine Mapurunga and Donald Satterlee.  Illustrators: Dante Declarador, Erik Hosino, and Sam Sellers.

For more information about the project, visit: or

Enter into the photo contest. Go to Facebook to see details and to enter. There are weekly winner. Prizes are $25 gift cards to CADA area businesses. The Weekly Winners are selected by CADA judges each Monday, August 18th – September 15th, 2014 and will receive one gift card.


Art of the Dumpster is a collection of artworks using actual dumpsters as canvases. Featuring designs by artists Brenda Louie, Nathan Cordero, Waylon Horner, John Berger, Gioia Fonda, Jim Piskoti, Mark Emerson, Joy Bertinuson, Robert Ortbal and Susan Silvester. The dumpsters will be on display from June 14 until August 30 at 3101 Power Inn Road, an otherwise empty lot located next to the Power Inn Light Rail Station. To view the project, click here. Please enjoy the video below.



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15 Virtual Public Artworks Unveiled on Major Sacramento Corridor

Eleven renowned artists from Sacramento, Canada, Spain, and around the country have created artworks that have been virtually installed along the Broadway corridor in Sacramento, California.  The artworks were designed specifically for sites along the street and in the City’s historic cemetery.  They were then translated into computer-generated models, which can be viewed in the real-world environment using an Android or Apple smart phone or a tablet. 

The virtual public artworks, located throughout one of Sacramento’s most eclectic transitional neighborhoods, will be on view beginning September 13 through October 31, 2014. 

Viewers who download an Augmented Reality (AR) application (app) on their mobile device can follow a map within the app that indicates where the virtual artworks are located. Aiming the device’s camera at a particular location (shown on the map) allows viewers to see – and in some cases interact with – the artwork sited at that location, in real-time. The free custom app will be available for download at the project website, and the app store on September 13.

The public is invited to a reception on September 13, 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Offices of Sacramento Republic F.C. More info at

There are fifteen projects by eleven artists: Michael Rees, Benjamin Hunt, Gioia Fonda, Rebecca Krinke, Sabrina Ratté, Chris Manzione, Rachel Clarke, Jose Carlos Casado, Joseph DeLappe, Malcom Cochran, and Mark Emerson. Several of the artists work in traditional media, while others are new media artists, some with an expertise in AR.

The project is funded in part by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts with generous in-kind support from the Urban Land Institute, Center for Sacramento History, Sacramento Republic FC, and Verge Center for the Arts.


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