Build a statue at Robert T. Matsui Park

The city needs more artists.


The city’s hopes for the renovated Robert T. Matsui Park.

Last week ,we told you about the city’s new Creative Corp Capital Region program — but the city needs even more artists for a big public project.

The Office of Arts and Culture is looking for creatives to design and construct a statue in Robert T. Matsui Park, which sits along the Sacramento River.

Guidelines for the project:

  • The statue will need to be at least 20 ft tall
  • The piece must be tree-related in some way to match the aesthetic of Hanami Lane
  • Applicants must have examples of other public artworks
  • Anyone around the world can apply, but “additional consideration” will be given to Californian artists, residents from the Sacramento Valley, and “artists with a connection to Japanese culture and history”

Make sure to apply before the deadline on Monday, March 6, and check out the city’s webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 5:30 p.m. to learn more.

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