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ARTober is a month-long celebration of the arts that puts a spotlight on the talent and creativity of artists throughout the region. You can participate in Artober by attending an arts event. The Artober website is dedicated to the month long celebration and it includes up-to-date event listing and details here.


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Broadway Augmented: Making Art for Broadway

Join artists from Broadway Augmented for a panel discussion of their experiences designing site-specific artworks and translating them into three-dimensional, computer-generated “augments”.

Artists include: Gioia Fonda, Michael Rees and Mark Lanning
Moderated by: Rachel Clarke, Professor of New Media Art at California State University, Sacramento.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
6:30 to 8:00 pm
at Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento


Guest Lecture at the Crocker Art Museum

Lawrence ArgentLawrence Argent, famed artist best known for Leap, the much photographed “red rabbit” prominently featured atop the escalators in Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport, will speak at the Crocker Art Museum, November 5, 7:00 p.m. Argent’s presentation will take place in conjunction with an exhibition at the Temp Gallery, 1616 Del Paso Blvd, featuring public artists, from November 6 – 23, 2014.

The exhibition salutes the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission’s Public Art Program and recognizes three artists who have created iconic public artworks in the County. The exhibition is titled, “Art for Everyone: a tribute to Sacramento’s collection of public art” and features work by Lawrence Argent, Stephen Kaltenbach, and Gerald Walburg. In conjunction with the exhibition opening and lecture at the Crocker Art Museum, a new line of merchandize featuring Leap including t-shirts, baseball hats, notecards, and a journal will be available for purchase. Leap - Red Rabbit

Through his public art projects, Lawrence Argent strives to break down the barriers of the public’s conception of what art is supposed to be. His art appears in a multitude of locations, including: The Denver Convention Center; Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Missouri; and The Holocaust Memorial at The University of Denver. He holds a BA from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and a MA from Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore. Since 2006, Argent has held the position of Head Professor of Sculpture at the University of Denver.

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
at the Crocker Art Museum, 215 O St., Sacramento


Sponsored by the Temp Gallery and the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, a City/County joint agency that supports the arts.


Temp Talk and Lunch

Join Lawrence Argent, Stephen Kaltenbach and Gerald Walburg for lunch at the Temp Gallery.
Thursday, November 6
noon - 2:00 pm
at The Temp Art Gallery, 1616 Del Paso Blvd.
$50 per person
(benefits Friends of SMAC and arts education)


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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 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

CADA art boxTwenty-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.

For more information about the project, visit: or


Click here for more information on the Del Paso Words on Walls project.



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