Arts & Culture

Sacramento Mural Fest Brightens The Grid

Jordyn Anderson
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The festival that’s bringing more than a dozen murals to Downtown and Midtown is in full swing and we can’t contain our excitement. This is a huge deal for Sacramento! Alleys, parking lots, and otherwise forgotten urban spaces are being transformed into larger-than-life works of art.

Spread across The Grid, here are three artists we were lucky enough to work with:

Jake Castro – The Crest Theatre Alley (1013 K Street)

Sacramento365 connected with Jake and other artists. Here’s a little background on each and a quote from Jake’s feature:

“The Sacramento community is continually expanding and I feel like I’m part of a supportive community. Co-op working spaces [e.g. The Urban Hive and Hacker Lab] really encourage collaboration and innovation among artists and makers…and this helps push us to work harder and think more creatively.”

– Jake Castro

Kristin Farr – Kaiser Building (5th & J)

Photo courtesy of Kristen Farr

Photo courtesy of Kristen Farr

Kristin has painted murals across the globe as far as the Philippines and even painted a stage at Outsidelands Music Festival in 2015.

Here’s her online portfolio.



Andrew Schoultz – The Elliot Building (1530 J St.)

“Andrew sources inspiration from 15th Century German map making and Indian miniature paintings, Andrew Schoultz’s frenetic imagery depicts an ephemeral history bound to repeat itself.”


Check out his Instagram to see his past work and the progress on his downtown mural at 16th & J.

Visit all the details and check out this Sac Bee article by Chris Macias for a full rundown, video, and map of mural locations.