SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As Sacramento’s Mural Festival wraps up, more than 200 bicyclists went on a special tour of the new works of art.
Friday night’s tour through Midtown and Downtown, showcased 6 of the 11 murals by a dozen artists who have used the capital city as their canvas this past week.
The murals transforming drab walls and buildings into places of inspiration and creativity.
“To have all this artwork and culture coming into the city is just phenomenal,” says Lisa Howell.
The artists both local and international have created large scale works of art on what were once just ordinary buildings and public spaces.
“Just reshaping what you see from an alley way to a blank wall to parking lots, it’s exciting to watch the revolution of Sacramento,” says Robin Little.
On J Street, across from the Memorial Auditorium, an Andrew Schoultz Mural shows off a red dragon-type piece with the artist’s take on nature.
In Midtown in front of the Native American Health Center, is an image of what looks like a Native American goddess with a stellar headpiece.
“I liked art anyway but this can give me ideas and inspire me,” says 10-year-old Emi.
And 9-year-old Madison says, “I’m thinking, how many spray cans they used, and how much paint they used for this.”
The bike tour ended with artwork on R Street.
“I do think that it inspires more art and more artists to feel like they’re being seen,” says Mariola Lichacz.
The festival officially wraps up Saturday with Art Jam, a fundraising event that benefits arts education in Sacramento area Public Schools.
For more information head to: http://www.sacramentomuralfestival.com/#intro