The Spirit Wings art walk in Sacramento

Art is all around us, you just have to know where to look.


This watchful sculpture marks one end of the art walk at the corner of K and 13th streets.

Photo by SACtoday staff

When traveling on foot along K Street, you may have noticed a series of seemingly unrelated, nondescript statues perched atop nearby buildings. Those sculptures are actually part of an art walk known as Spirit Wings.

Conceived in 2015, the art installation is the brain child of a partnership between the Downtown Sacramento Partnership and Megan Blackwell + Phil Tretheway through a program called Bright Ideas — which used citizen-proposed ideas to create projects throughout downtown.


One end of the art walk is marked by this bird statue along the Sacramento River.

Photo by SACtoday staff

The piece’s avian motifs are meant to represent Sacramento’s relationship between its human and bird populations. Birds were often seen as important figures to our region’s Native American populations, including the Miwok and Maidu peoples.

We’ll give you the locations of sculptures at each end of the walk, but it’s up to you to find the five remaining pieces in between:

  • 1000 Front Street — Near the Delta King
  • 1200 K Street — Above the Hyatt Sacramento

Hunting down the art yourself? Make sure to tag us in your photos (or use the hashtag #SACtoday) so we can see them.

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