Arts & Culture

Soaring over Sacramento: Wings of the City

Frankie Wenson

Get your selfie pose ready! The city’s newest Instagram-able hotspot just touched down in downtown!

In the past few years Sacramento’s art scene has skyrocketed. Wherever you go in #DowntownSac you will find yourself amerced in murals and art pieces that have become a part of Sacramento culture. It is hard not to appreciate all of the details, emotion and love that has been put behind each piece that has been created for locals to enjoy. The newest art installation to take the city by storm is Jorge Marín’s Wings of the City traveling sculptures that come from Mexico City and have been featured all around the world in places like Dubai, Madrid, and Singapore. Sacramento is the third city in California to feature the bronze statues that look like masked angles and acrobats balancing on spheres. Jorge Marín has been a contemporary artist for the last 25 years and has been using bronze for the last 10 years as his preferred material that is shown through this beautiful art pieces all around the city. The interactive art pieces will be available for everyone to enjoy through November 2019. Make sure the next time you are in #DowntownSac you stop by one of these incredible pieces and snap a photo using the hashtags #jorgemarín #alasdeméxico #wingsofméxico!


Contest Alert:

The Consulate General of Mexico, The City of Sacramento and the Jorge Marín Foundation want you to participate in the “Alas de México” photo contest!

How to enter:

  1. Take a photo at the “Wings of Mexico” (Alas de México) sculpture (Capitol & 10th Street)
  2. Follow @consulmexsac and @jorgemarinMX on Instagram
  3. Tag your photo with #WingsofSacramento
  4. Post the photo before the deadline of April 30th at 12:00am

The winner will be announced on May 7th and will be awarded with a flight certificate from Aeromexico. For more information about this contest head over to 


Want to get more involved with the Wings of the City installation?

  1. Download the Jorge Marín app
  2. Heighten your experience with Wings of Mexico
  3. Share on your social networks

Instagram: AlasJorgeMarin

Facebook: /JorgeMarinMX

Twitter: @AlasJorgeMarin



Where:  Capital Mall between 3rd & 4th Street/11th Street between J & L

When: March 2019 – November 2019




Title: Alas de México (2010)

Title: Persélidas (2009)

Title: Archivaldo (2008)

Title: Abrazo Monumental (2006)

Title: El Tiempo (2010)

Title: Equilibrista 90 (2005)

Title: Split Monumental (2002)

Title: Bernardo Oriental (2008)