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2018 EVENTS CALENDAR

MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND 2018 WIDE OPEN WALLS PRESS CONFERENCE

9th August 2018

Event Flyer Event Information

WHAT.

Wide Open Walls
Kickoff Press Conference

WHEN

Thursday, August, 9 @ 10:00 - 11:00 AM

WHERE

Shasta Hall
Sacramento State, 6000 J St. Sacramento, CA

Parking:

Complimentary parking will be provided to confirmed media outlets in Lot 2A. Volunteers will be on hand to direct media traffic.

NOTE : Please confirm via email by 5:00 pm Wednesday, August 8 to patrickharbison@gmail.com.

Media is invited to join political, local, educational and art leaders at our 2018 Wide Open Walls kickoff press conference scheduled for 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Sacramento State. In addition to scheduled speakers, artists will be working on the event’s first piece of art, titled “Sacramento Mural at Sac State,” creating individual pieces of art from each 15-foot-tall letter spelling the city’s name.

Scheduled to speak:
• Doris Matsui, U.S. Congresswoman, California 6th District
• Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento Mayor
• Mike Testa, President and CEO, Visit Sacramento
• Robert S. Nelson, President, Sacramento State
• Sheree Meyer, Dean, College of Arts and Letters
• Raphael Delgado, Wide Open Walls Muralist

Wide Open Walls is a 501(3)(c) whose mission is to promote and celebrate public art. Wide Open Walls brings underserved neighborhoods public art that encourages a sense of pride and identity; provides community gathering spaces; generates impactful, measurable economic growth for the Sacramento region; and promotes greater cultural understanding and appreciation among diverse groups. Now the largest mural festival in the country, the organization’s mission is personified through its annual festival in August that brings local, national and international artists together to transform Sacramento with original and stunning street art. Additionally, Wide Open Walls supports other events throughout the year, including The Mural Jam, Sac Republic's Paint The Park, and the upcoming Playa Art Trail.

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