River District Rising

Exciting things are happening in the River District just north of downtown with the announcement of the Alchemist Public Market and 7 new murals going up with a Metamorphosis theme!

Eating is one of our favorite things to do, and Alchemist Public Market will add to the adventure with a Community Gathering Place, an engine of Inclusive Economic Development, and a model of Responsible, Sustainable Design. You’ll be able to taste creative food from entrepreneur that Alchemist CDC has helped incubate, enjoy a farmer’s market, and much more! The project ties directly to edible landscape and tree plantings at the new Mirasol Village that Alchemist and the Sacramento Tree Foundation are leading and should be a great resource for the new residents.

Murals continue to add interest around the city through Wide Open Walls and Community Murals, but the River District is getting a special Metamorphosis theme with seven murals along the North 12th Street corridor by June 2022.  The sites are along North 12th Street between Richards and C Street.  The first one is at Loaves and Fishes at 401 North 12th Street.  The second one is at 300 North 12th Street and is currently underway. The North 12th Street public art project also includes a large art sculpture that will be located at the corner of Richards Boulevard and North 12th Street. Final approval on the sculpture will go to City Council o­n Aug. 17.

The City of Sacramento’s Office of Arts and Culture is leading the project in partnership with Sacramento Housing Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’ (HUD) and local artists collective Trust Your Struggle. The project is part of the City’s “Creative Edge” plan to bring art and culture to all Sacramento neighborhoods and communities. Stay tuned as we see art spread through the city and explore it all with the SacParkCity map.

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