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Sacramento Mural Conversations: Speaker Series at City College

Discussing murals and mural policy with the City of Sacramento

27 November 19
On November 20, 2019 the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission partnered with Sacramento City College in their Preforming Arts Center Room 106 for the first event in a six part series on murals. For this first event, Jim Prigoff, photographer and author, shared images of murals from his travels around the world over a period of 50 years. The event gave an overview of murals from around the world to begin the conversation in Sacramento about murals, graffiti, mural policy, and the future of our urban art gallery. The slide show above includes the images shown during the presentation and Jim Prigoff’s narration throughout. Please stay tuned on our website and newsletter for Mural Speaker Series dates and topics in 2020.



Event #1 – Jim Prigoff “History of Murals”

Location: Sacramento City College, PAC 106 (Click here for a map of the campus)
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Register: This event is free and open to the public. Please register on Eventbrite by clicking here.
Contact: Donald Gensler, or 916-808-8493

With the success of recent mural festivals and local mural projects in and around Sacramento, the City of Sacramento in partnership with Sacramento City College wants to engage artists, community members, and city government in a discussion regarding a long-term plan for murals in our city. Should the city have a mural policy? Should murals be registered throughout the city? These questions and others will be discussed over a series of three speaker sessions designed to educate and excite us about the possibilities for our growing mural collection in Sacramento. Please come be part of the dialogue. This is a free event open to the public and light refreshments will be served. 

This speaker series is an opportunity to begin the conversation through educating ourselves in the larger history of murals both inside and outside of Sacramento. This first speaker series event is with photographer and author Jim Prigoff who lives in Sacramento and has documented for over 40 years murals and graffiti art around the world. Jim is the co-author of three books on murals and graffiti art: Spraycan Art, Painting the Towns – Murals of California, and Walls of Heritage – Walls of Pride – African American Murals.

After Jim’s presentation on murals from around the world, we will engage the audience with questions regarding the presentation and more specifically about the larger vision for Sacramento’s growing urban gallery of mural art.

Please park in the paid parking structure or paid parking lot (purchase your parking pass at kiosks). There is also parking along 12th Avenue; please note that it is carpool parking until 5pm, and then open to all after 5pm. Please be sure to read all posted signs.

 More information on parking can be found here:

Sponsored by Sacramento City College and Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

Image Credit: Brett Cook, Jim, spray paint on board