Sacramento neighborhood beautification project kicks off April 8 at this community event

The City of Sacramento is inviting Sacramentans to the Florin Road Community Beautification Project kick-off on April 8 in South Sacramento (2251 Florin Road).

The event, which runs noon to 6 p.m., will include a community paint day with artists, music, food, informational booths and educational games.

The beautification project is funded with a $1.2 million CalTrans Clean California grant. The project will improve a stretch of Florin Road from Tamoshanter Way to Franklin Boulevard through public art, beautification efforts, public outreach and youth engagement.

“We want this stretch of Florin Road to reflect the vibrancy of the community it houses,” said the City’s Office of Arts and Culture Program Coordinator April Breis. “We’re excited to celebrate the start of this large project and look forward to involving the community throughout the process.”

The event is free and people can register for it here. It is hosted by the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum in partnership with the City of Sacramento Office of Arts + Culture and Department of Utilities, Florin Road Partnership, Florin Square Community Development Corporation and SMUD.

There will be more events throughout the project including a large public art installation.