ART IN THE PARK IN THE STREET
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Sac Open Studios, an amazing 2-weekend art extravaganza where 134 studios and galleries across Sacramento County will open their doors to feature some of the most creative local minds and their work.
The second weekend, Sept. 19 and 20, will be DISPLAY: California’s turn to serve as a venue for this artistic venture. With all these different communities around Sacramento coming together, it’s a great chance for us to celebrate the creativity, culture and people that make Oak Park unique.
Tyson Anthony Roberts, our featured artist, creates these mesmerizing abstract landscapes that highlight the intricacies of different plants and trees; he splashes vibrant colors and arranges them in different layers, shapes and patterns that are quite easy to get lost in.
Well, he got us thinking.
While perusing the Internet, an interesting opportunity appeared: PARK(ing) Day. This concept, originally created by San Francisco-based group Rebar, involves transforming an ordinary parking spot into a fun-sized, reimagined recreational space— Otherwise known as a “parklet.” This idea has inspired people across the world to erect parks in places where they are desperately lacking and sorely needed, if only for one day.
Yes, we wanted to show off art at our event, but we also wanted to paint a picture of Oak Park. To get a better idea of what will be happening, picture a tiny oasis on the side of the street in the middle of land-locked Oak Park. A small grassy space— however artificial— for children to play, umbrella-shaded seating, music, snacks, refreshments, live painting, activities and the other perks of a community park squeezed into a space no bigger than a Dodge Caravan.
While PARK(ing) Day is actually celebrated a day earlier on Friday, Sept. 18, we feel there’s no better way to recognize its message of community and creativity than on this particular weekend.
Make a stop along your Sac Open Studios tour at DISPLAY: California for more than just art, but a weekend celebration of Sacramento and its people. It’s sure to be an afternoon worth your while; especially since its free.
Saturday Sept. 19 and 20, 11 am to 5 pm at DISPLAY: California, 3433 Broadway, Sacramento, CA. Admission is free. Original PARK(ing) Day concept by Rebar. For more event information visit Unseen Heroes and Verge Art.