It was a beautiful day in Sacramento so I set out to take an urban hike through the Midtown District to photograph some of the beautiful murals around town. I certainly wasn’t disappointed.
Having driven through the area and seeing the murals at a distance many times, I felt it was time to get my camera out and do some good old fashioned boots on the ground photo-journalism.
There are now A LOT of murals in Sacramento’s Midtown. See a map for yourself (or see an interactive map here):
While I had no planed route in mind, I did in fact end up following this short 1.4 mile path where I was able to see hundreds of unique pieces without breaking a sweat. Here’s the path I took:
I started out by parking my car at the parking garage at 728 J St. because I saw this piece:
Then, as I looked across the street, I saw this super-cool mural that would excite any Star Wars nerd:
Next I walked over to the corner of K & 8th to see this colorful and detailed piece:
I then took a short walk over to 91 Improv Alley, which was full of a bunch of different unique paintings, both on the walls and the dumpsters:
Thats where I saw this spectacular monkey with a baby, which seemed to come alive off the massive wall:
That whole alley is incredible really…
Next, I hoofed it over to 12th & J because I saw these HUGE pieces, with a bunch of distinct murals sharing the same wall:
The next stop I had to make was to see what is probably the most popular mural in the area at the moment… the Johnny Cash mural:
The Johnny Cash mural is probably one of the biggest and brightest in Sacramento. And as I walked further away from it, I realized there’s another one on the same building:
So I got a closer look to check out this behemoth:
My last stop was more of Improve Alley (948 17th St) and easily one of the most spectacular alleys I’ve ever visited:
It’s great to have a place like Sacramento in Northern California allowing this beautiful street art to decorate the city. My casual stroll through town today was relaxing, inspiring and just a plain good time!
Thanks to the City of Sacramento for allowing such beautiful pieces to stay up and brighten up our Northstate!