Two 40-foot new public art sculptures have been installed in the River District.
The large-winged sculptures, created by artist Vicki Scuri, are located on the corners of Richards Boulevard at North 12th Street near Mirasol Village.
Titled “Uplift,” they are part of the City’s metamorphosis-themed public art project, which also includes seven new community murals along the North 12th Street corridor in the River District.
The sculptures frame the city and welcome visitors, business owners and residents to the City of Sacramento, said the City’s Art in Public Places Manager Donald Gensler.
“The theme of metamorphosis and transformation came out of community conversations and engagement workshops in the River District,” Gensler said. “The City’s Office of Arts + Culture is thrilled to be a part of this endeavor and is thankful for the support and collaboration from the selected artists, community members, and partner organizations.”
The project is funded through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhood Initiative in partnership with Sacramento Housing Redevelopment Agency (SHRA).
The sculptures also will feature lighting, which will installed in the coming weeks.
The artists and organizations for this project were chosen after a competitive application and panel selection process managed by the Office of Arts and Culture and the Sacramento Arts Culture and Creative Economy Commission.