Del Paso Words on Walls

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: In Scarcity, We Bare the Teeth
Photo Credit: William Leung
Lead Artist(s):

Contributing Artist(s):
Susan Kelly-DeWitt

Catherine French

Paco Marquez

Benjamin Della Rosa

Laura Edminsten

Danny Romero

Barbara Hennely

William Leung

Tim Kahl

Description:

Words on Walls, unveiled in October, 2013, was created to provide an opportunity for poets to create work in the public realm while reinforcing a local business district's mission to become Sacramento's primary design district. Five poets were commissioned to write site specific poems in this district. These poems were then translated by graphic designers to images that were painted on the walls of buildings along the main street of the district. The goal of the project was to encourage poets to engage in making art in the public realm and to showcase local graphic designers. It was also created to realize the goals and vision for creating a district for design and a distinct destination neighborhood. The result is five site-specific poems pulled out the essence of what it is like to live, work and visit this eclectic, interesting, rough, and economically depressed Sacramento neighborhood.

PROJECT LOCATION

Signage
Storefront
Wall
several buildings along Del Paso Blvd in North Sacramento
1616 Del Paso Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
Lepore Development
William Leung
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
$12,500
under $50K
Private
Painting, Signage
Painting
2013
2014