Weekender: Murals in Sac, Silkscreen at TANA

A TANA student prepares a silk screen. TANA is holding free workshops starting next week. (Photo/UC Davis).

Wide Open Walls Mural Festival Starts Today in Sacramento

About 40 local, national and international artists will descend on Sacramento to paint murals all over the city during the 10-day Wide Open Walls mural festival. Organizers believe that art is an integral part of the human experience, and can empower, inspire and transform lives. And they’re challenging the artists this year to create designs that align with their landscape, with the goal that the murals will become permanent gifts to Sacramento.  

The list of artists includes names such as Shepard Fairey, one of the most influential street artists perhaps best known for his OBEY Giant artwork and the Barack Obama “Hope” poster used during the 2008 presidential campaign. Also Shamsia Hassani, the first female graffiti artist in Afghanistan and local artists like Michele Murtaugh and Aizik Brown.

During the 10 days, there’ll be block parties, street parties, gallery openings and art creation all over Sacramento. See and hear more about this in the Capital Culture List Blog and Podcast, by Soterios Johnson, UC Davis.


The blog and podcast give you details on art, music and theatrical attractions coming up in the next two weeks.

TANA offers free silk-screening workshops

UC Davis’ TANA community art center invites the community (ages 13 and up) to participate in a free summer silk-screening workshop, 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Aug. 14-Sept. 14. (This is a different schedule than previously announced.) TANA — which stands for Taller Arte del Amanacer (Art Workshop of the New Dawn) — teaches silk screening throughout the year, encouraging the exploration and representation of culture.

More information at tana.ucdavis.edu


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