Wide Open Walls

Home is where the heart is. What’s a better way to start off this blog than write about the place I call home? Sacramento, City of trees, home of farm to fork and Lady Bird. 
This weekend’s adventure brings us to the third annual Wide Open Walls mural festival. The festival brings local and international artists together and turns a bleak looking wall into something of a work of art. Accessible street art brings everyone from all walks of life together. The streets of downtown this morning was bustling with people on their bikes doing the bike tour. Not too long ago, tourists were doing the Lady Bird tour hoping to recreate some of the scenes in the movie. I was one of them. 
First order of business was a quick breakfast at Harry’s Cafe on 16th and U Street in midtown, followed by iced coffees at Camellia Coffee Roasters inside the Artists’ Loft on R and 13th Street. 
Armed with our iced coffees, we drove around downtown and midtown area looking for these gems. The festival goes on until tomorrow, so you might be able to catch a glimpse of one of the artists finishing up their work. There’s something to behold about seeing a 16-story high Street Art right in the middle of downtown, especially when the mural is of the legendary Johnny Cash. You can find this magnificent mural by Anthony Padilla on the corner of 16th and L Street. 
Jack, our model for the day, has graciously allowed us to take photos of him. Enjoy the slide show.
For a complete list of artists and location of each mural, go to http://www.wow916.com/map.html. #wideopenwalls916 #visitsacramento

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