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GALE HART'S "MIXED EMOTIONS"
Hart was commissioned by SMAC in cooperation with SMUD to create a temporary public artwork on the high voltage utility box in front of the MARRS building on 20th near J Street. Her artwork, titled "Mixed Emotions" is the first utility box art project for SMUD and a pilot program that will help determine the viability of projects like this going forward.




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THE BLUE TREES PROJECT CAN BE SEEN AT 13TH STREET BETWEEN J AND K
A temporary public art project by Austrailian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos has been created on 13th Street between the Sacramento Convention Center and the Sheraton Hotel where 20 Sycamore trees have been painted a brilliant blue. The artist is calling attention to global deforestation and is supported by several local organizations including SMAC and the Sacramento Tree Foundation.




Arts Commissioner Allison Joe paints trees blue along with about 50 other volunteers.

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"THE WAY HOME", BY FRED BALL TO BE RESTORED SPRING 2013


"The Way Home", by Fred Ball, vitreous enamel on copper, 1980, Downtown
West Garage, 3rd and L Streets, Sacramento, CA.

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DISTRICT AWARD PROGRAM (DAP) 2012
Photos from the DAP presentations at City Council on May 29, 2012.

DAP awards
2012 DAP winners stand in front of their City Councilmembers.

DAP - opera
The Sacramento Opera was awarded the Mayor's DAP Award.

ARTS. OPEN DAILY 2012
New bus sides for our Arts. Open Daily campaign!

Arts Open Daily campaign bus side
Arts Open Daily campaign bus side

CHILDREN EXPLORE THE NEW ART AT THE AIRPORT



Public Artwork at the Sacramento International Airport has a New Home!Mark Rivera's artwork artwork, titled “Going with the Flow” Tower at Terminal B
A public artwork by Davis artist Mark Rivera was relocated from old Terminal B to the new Terminal B in October 2011. Rivera’s artwork, titled “Going with the Flow”, consists of five-60” in diameter, mosaic medallions. Each medallion has a different subject relating to the Central Valley including native flowers, fish, birds, agriculture, and people traveling.

AIRPORT BIG BUILD PUBLIC ART PROGRAM

See an album of completed artworks at the Sacramento International Airport Terminal B.

Photos from the Arts Commission Reception: Sept. 18, 2011:

Shelly Willis, APP Director, on stage with Airport artists Guests walk past Mildred Howard's Glass House

PUBLIC ART AT THE NEW GREYHOUND BUS TERMINAL

Annabeth Rosen's sculpture Annabeth Rosen's sculpture
Artist Annabeth Rosen has created three abstract sculptures for the exterior landscape of the new Greyhound Bus Terminal at 420 Richards Blvd, Sacramento. The artworks, titled "Spike", "Tope", and "Bellow" are fabricated of cast concrete and designed in response to the simplicity of the terminal's architeture.

SACRAMENTO AREA GRANT AWARDS - LEGISLATIVE PRESENTATION:

Marilyn Nielsen, California Arts Council; Gabriel Medina (Asm. Dickinson); Carlin Naifi and Dan Gorfain, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission; Senator Steinberg
Marilyn Nielsen, California Arts Council; Gabriel Medina (Asm. Dickinson); Carlin Naifi and Dan Gorfain, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission; Senator Steinberg

CREATIVE AGING
Older Adults involved in Creative Aging classes. Photos by Laurence Campling.Older Adults involved in Creative Aging classes. Photo by Laurence Campling. Older Adults involved in Creative Aging classes. Photo by Laurence Campling.Older Adults involved in Creative Aging classes. Photo by Laurence Campling. Older Adults involved in Creative Aging classes. Photo by Laurence Campling. Older Adults involved in Creative Aging classes. Photo by Laurence Campling. Older Adults involved in Creative Aging classes. Photo by Laurence Campling.

THE FRANKLIN BOULEVARD URBAN PLEIN AIR PROJECT
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Debra Hardesty painting a mural at Tangent Gallery, 2900 Franklin Blvd. Debra Hardesty's finished work at Tangent Gallery - 2900 Franklin Blvd. Jeff Musser painting a mural at Bud & Sons Furniture and Appliances, 2901 30th Street Jeff Musser's finished work at Bud & Sons Furniture and Appliances, 2901 30th Street Jaime Montiel's finished work at Hi-Fashion Fabrics, 4106 Franklin Blvd. Juan Peña's finished work at St. Patrick’s Thrift Store, 5960 Franklin Blvd. Nathan Myhre paints at International Tow Service, 5750 Franklin Blvd. Nathan Myhre's finished work at International Tow Service, 5750 Franklin Blvd. Artist Barbara Legacy's work in progress at Diego’s Hair Studio, 3011 Franklin Blvd. Anthony Padilla stands in front of his finished work at Jimboys Tacos, 5551 Franklin Blvd.Anthony Padilla's finished work at Jimboys Tacos, 5551 Franklin Blvd. Artist Andrew Patterson-Tutschka with students at Maple Elementary School Andrew Patterson-Tutschka's finished work at Maple Elementary School, 3301 37th Ave. Artist Kenneth Spengler with students at Ethel Phillips Elementary School, 2930 21st Ave. A guided tour stops to look at Anthony Padilla's plein air mural at Jimboys Tacos at 5551 Franklin Blvd.

Videos:

Check out the newest ARTS. OPEN DAILY. public service announcement. See the rest of them at the Sacramento365.com YouTube Page. In the coming months look for them on Comcast Cable - :30 spots on CNBC, CNN, FOX NEWS, MSNBC; and online impressions on comcast.net. The PSAs will also air on KVIE, KCRA, KMAX, KOVR, KQCA, KTXL, KXTV. Also, look for links to the PSAs on the following websites: Sacramento365.com, the Arts Commission website, and on our Facebook and Twitter.