Standing room only at City’s pop-up gallery to showcase waterfront ideas

A pop-up gallery event celebrating new ways to think about the Old Sacramento Waterfront drew more than 300 people Wednesday night.

Following a public call for innovative design ideas to boldly reimagine Old Sacramento, 40 design concepts were submitted to the City of Sacramento as part of the Waterfront Idea Makers program.

Wednesday’s event at the Hall, Luhrs & Co. Building on Second Street showcased the submitted concepts from professionals and amateurs alike. Proposed ideas include a floating swimming pool, a public market, an outdoor theater and a Ferris wheel.



The event signaled the start of the voting process for the Waterfront Idea Makers program. Anyone can vote for his or her favorite designs until March 20. Winners of the popular vote are eligible to receive up to $6,000 if their design is chosen.

After that, the City may work with the winner to explore whether the design is feasible to construct. Organizers are expected to announce the winner in early Spring.