DOCO (Downtown Commons), Golden 1 Center and the Sacramento Kings are proud to partner with Verge Center for the Arts to present a series of interactive art experiences in the west plaza beginning August 14 through September 26. The live art activations, curated in collaboration with the Black Artist Foundry, are designed to elevate diversity in culture, creativity and artistry, and highlight the 16th Annual Sac Open Studios, the region’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious artist studio tour program.
Pop-Up Murals/ Immersive Photo Backdrops – August 14 – September 12
Guests can watch live artistry in action as two talented local muralists – Esther Marie Hall and Joha Harrison – work diligently on separate 8’ X 8’ exterior pop-up murals that will be on display until September 30. A Filipino American multidisciplinary artist, Esther Marie Hall is scheduled to complete her vibrantly colored mural titled Take Care of the Land on Saturday, August 14. Photographer/filmmaker/painter Joha Harrison will work on a separate mural shortly thereafter. The eye-catching new artistry will offer unique photo backdrops for DOCO guests looking for additional selfie spots.
In addition to the freestanding exterior murals in the west plaza, five local artists, Aliyah Sidqe, Esther Marie Hall, Joha Harrison, Jt/Jermaine Tilson and Sarah Marie Hawkins, will utilize inside storefront space next to Getta Clue as their pop-up art studios to focus on projects that range from painting, collage, fabrication/textiles, illustration, drawing and more. While artist schedules may vary, all five artists will be actively working in the pop-up art studio during the first weekend of Sac Open Studios art tour – September 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. These art pieces will be available for purchase through September 26.
For more information about the 16th Annual Sac Open Studios, please visit www.sacopenstudios.com.
For more information about interactive and live art experiences and the variety of retail shopping, dining, and service offerings at DOCO, please visit DOCOSacramento.com.