If you’ve strolled along 15th Street near Cafeteria 15L recently, paintings of a giant—and unusually pointy—apple and soccer ball might have caught your eye. The artwork is part of a massive new mural on the side of the historic 1414 K Street building, a piece undertaken last week by local artist Demetris “B.A.M.R.” Washington and backed by The California Endowment, a Sacramento-based health foundation. The 175-sq. ft. apple and 62.5-sq. ft. soccer ball will join a similarly oversized orange and pomegranate on the six-story brick edifice, where the objects’ round undersides take the shape of map pins. Upon completion, the Endowment's “Health happens here” slogan will be emblazoned on the apple, while the hashtag...
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Attendees of the Midtown Farmers Market enjoy fresh, regional fare—and, soon, the market’s monthly cooking demonstrations and “edible garden”—on Saturdays at 20th and J streets. And if an ongoing crowdfunding campaign comes through in the weeks ahead, the customers’ four-legged friends will have something to bark about as well. The Midtown Business Association has until April 13 to meet its fundraising goal for Midtown Bark, a pop-up dog park at 20th and J on the second Saturday of every month. The park—featuring a wooden fence, a double-gate system, grass, water bowls, waste bags and tennis balls—will be anywhere from 300 to 1,000 square feet, depending on the amount of funding received. To date, the project at the civic...
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Sacramento-based designer Richard Hallmarq’s passion for fashion earned him a legion of fans and industry raves during his star-making turn on Season 11 of Project Runway. And this Sunday, after creating spectacular styles at his midtown studio inside the Gallery 2110 Sacramento Art Complex this past year, Hallmarq will debut a brand-new standalone retail shop and showroom on 8th and H streets with a trunk show featuring his upcoming ready-to-wear spring-summer collection. “I’m so excited because this is my first collection selling in my hometown in my own storefront space,” Hallmarq says. “People can see my styles just walking by on the street. It’s going to be cool!” He’ll be joined at the shopping event by fellow style maven...
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If MTV handed out a Moonman for best civic video, Justin Majeczky just might need to polish his acceptance speech. His evocative new three-minute movie, Sacramento Timelapse, which stitches together more than 20,000 still photographs taken throughout the region over an 18-month period, shows the city in a whole new light—literally. You’ll see the downtown skyline transform from day to night, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament bathed in the glow of the moon, the sun setting over the Tower Bridge and the sun rising over a hayfield in Yolo County. “Most people will shoot nice photos of the area or video, but I think time-lapse is a really interesting way to show it off,” Majeczky says. “It adds an almost breathing motion to the area and makes it...
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- Massive new mural promotes big-time health in Sacramento
- Midtown's "pop-up" dog park makes final crowdfunding push
- "Project Runway" star Richard Hallmarq opens a new retail store in Sacramento
- Local filmmaker releases new video that shows Sacramento in motion
- Fire temporarily closes River City Brewing Company
- Race for your life this weekend at Sacramento's Zombie Run
- Sactown Magazine nominated for two National City & Regional Magazine Awards
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- Jackie Greene comes home with a solo show in March
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