– ABC10, in partnership with the Office of Arts & Culture – City of Sacramento, is proud and excited to announce a large-scale mural will be painted on two sides of the station’s brick building at the corner of 5th & Broadway. The vibrant and permanent mural is made possible through Community Murals Sacramento, an innovative pilot program funded by the City of Sacramento and designed to elevate the voices of neighborhoods across each of Sacramento’s eight districts. Plus, the initiative will include a fun, free and hands-on Community Paint Day on Sunday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that is open to everyone.
Community Murals Sacramento is a project that teams up established and emerging muralists, all with diverse professional experiences, ethnicities, gender identities and ages. Each team partners with neighborhood community stakeholders, including school districts, community centers, houses of worship, neighborhood associations, business associations, and interested local residents.
“We’re honored to participate in the Community Murals Sacramento initiative with the City’s Office of Arts & Culture along with many dedicated partners,” said Risa Omega, President & General Manager of ABC10. “And we’re thrilled that interested community members have an opportunity to be part of the effort by painting a portion of the mural and leaving their mark on something the entire city will admire and appreciate.”
ABC10 is part of the District 4 “Team Broadway” with lead artist Ryan Rhodes joined by talented assistant artists Stefhani Godinez, Brooke Mathews, and Gerardo Zambrano. While the ABC10 mural design will not be unveiled until a later date, the diverse and eye-catching creative is dynamic in color with an infusion of pop culture elements and highlighted by local people and points of interest.
“I’m really excited to see the community come together and create something beautiful right here in District 4,” said Sacramento City Councilmember Katie Valenzuela. “The City team has done such a great job of working with the organizers, artists, and neighborhood stakeholders and I’m thrilled to see community voices and experiences reflected in this mural.
On Community Paint Day on May 29, all ages are welcome, no experience is necessary, supplies will be provided, and no advance registration is required. Painting participants will be given clear instruction and will also enjoy entertaining live music and informative vendor booths that add to the memorable experience. While not required, RSVPs are appreciated via Eventbrite.
The ABC10 mural – which will be painted directly onto the brick – is expected to be completed by the end of June.
For the District 4 “Team Broadway,” ABC10 is joined by involved partners including Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School, Mercy Housing and Councilmember Katie Valenzuela (District 4). For more information about the Community Murals Sacramento program (complete with 10 murals, 8 districts and 39 artists), please visit https://communitymuralssacramento.org.
For any local businesses and/or community groups interested in tabling or vending in the Community Paint Day on May 29, please contact ABC10’s Community Relations Manager Gerardo Cabral at email@example.com. For more about ABC10 and its mission, other community-driven initiatives and/or to watch award-winning special reports and more, please visit www.abc10.com or www.youtube.com/c/ABC10.