ARTober is a month-long celebration of the arts that puts a spotlight on the talent and creativity of artists throughout the region.
As part of National Arts & Humanities Month, the ARTober campaign continues through a partnership between Mayor Johnson’s For Arts’ Sake (FAS) Initiative, the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), and Sacramento365.com. This collaboration aims to bring attention to over 150 art events taking place during the month of October.
Throughout the month the public can experience and participate in art events, performances, and free family activities including exhibitions, poetry slams, art festivals, concerts, musicals, and plays.
15 Virtual Public Artworks Can Be Seen 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 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 is available for download at the project website www.BroadwayAugmented.net or at the app store on your mobile device. Search for "Broadway Augmented". (Note that if you have an android phone, you will need to search for "BroadwayAugmented". No space between the two words.)
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, Verge Center for the Arts, and Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.
Capitol Box Art Project
Twenty-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.
Click here for more information on the Del Paso Words on Walls project.