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January 2019 Update -  The selection panel for the River Crossing project has chosen UK based artist Joshua Sofaer’s proposal, “River Crossing: I Want to Communicate With You,” as the winning proposal. Joshua’s work focuses on social practices (see examples at, and will be involving both Sacramento and West Sacramento communities for a naming project on both sides of the river. We anticipate the project to launch in late Spring. More details forthcoming! 

October 2018 Update -  Finalists Selected: The River Crossing Panel selected four finalists (Adam Frelin, Joshua Sofaer, Luna Studio, and Ball-Nogues Studio) to present their full proposals in December 2018. We anticipate announcing the winning proposal in January 2019 to be installed by September 2019. Please check our newsletter and website for updates and our announcement of the winning proposal. Thank you to all the incredible artist submissions we received. We look forward to announcing other temporary art opportunities in the coming year.

CALL TO ARTISTS - River Crossing Project

The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento, represented by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, a division of the Sacramento Convention and Cultural Services Department, invites Artists and Artist teams to submit their qualifications and a short preliminary written proposal (250 word maximum) for a temporary public art or place-making opportunity to promote connectivity across the Sacramento River, “River Crossing Project”. The public art /placemaking is intended to infuse downtown neighborhoods with new vitality and promote pedestrian, bicycle, and streetcar pathways linking mixed-use development in the Washington District of West Sacramento with entertainment, employment, and recreation in downtown



River Crossing Opportunity

(From Left To Right: Donald Gensler, Katy Jacobson, Richard Rich, & Lial Jones)


Link to Recorded Video

Link to Questions and Answers for River Crossing Project 

Topic: Crocker Art Gallery (River Crossing Project)

Time: Jul 11, 2018 1:00pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Moderator: Lial Jones, Mort and Marcy Friedman Director, Crocker Art Museum

 Panelist: Donald Gensler, Project Manager, Art in Public Places, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

 Panelist: Katy Jacobson, City of West Sacramento Community Investment Manager

 Panelist: Richard Rich, Riverfront and Railyards Project Management, City Manager's Office of Innovation and Economic Development, City of Sacramento


12th Street Mural Project

12th street underpass mural

Contagious Color is a hand-brushed acrylic mural located on the east and west-facing walls of the 12th street railroad underpass in Sacramento. The mural will be installed for up to 3 years.

PDF with more information.



CADA's Capitol Art Boxes

CADA capitol box artTwenty-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.

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Alkali Flat/ Mansion Flats Box Wraps

Ann Marie Campbell20 utility box wraps were funded by the Alkali Flat / Mansion Flat Neighborhood Association, with assistance from the City's Office of Economic Development. To see all the box wraps, click here.

Del Paso Words on Walls Project

del paso boulevard words on wallsUnveiled in October, 2013, this project was created to fuse the written word and design in a public setting.  Poets collaborated with designers to create word-centric art on the blank sides of buildings along Del Paso Boulevard in Sacramento, CA. Designers are : Hans BennewitzBenjamin Della RosaBarbara Hennelly, William Leung and Laura Edmisten.

PDF of brochure, PDF of poet biographies.

Franklin Blvd. Plein Air Project

franklin boulevard plein air projectDebuting in September, 2009, the Franklin Urban Plein Air Project is a temporary public art project featuring 25 artworks painted on the facades of businesses, schools and other locations along Franklin Boulevard in Sacramento.  

PDF with more information.



Broadway Augmented

broadway augmentedEleven renowned artists from Sacramento, Canada, Spain, and around the country created artworks that were virtually installed along the Broadway corridor in Sacramento, California.  Artworks could be viewed September - October 2014.  See the video below for a documentation of the project.




Art of the Dumpster

art of the dumpster projectIn the heart of Sacramento’s central district, “Art of the Dumpster” showcased regional talent through public art projects. Commissioned by the Power Inn Alliance, an advocate for business, transportation and community.

Youtube video