The City of Trees is home to a number of meaningful murals and street art pieces. Today, we’re sharing where to find the spots that really paint a picture of our city.
🐟 Mural of koi fish, 1050 20th St. | By Maren Conrad
This mural extends down the backside of the MARRS building off of J Street, which hosts businesses like Good News Wine + Low Brau. It features multiple massive koi fish in black and white surrounded by a sea of blue-painted brick.
🌸 Mural of people in ornate frames, 1723 J St. | By various artists
On the side of Maverique Style House, this mural gives a vintage feel with its hairstyles + muted color choices. The peacock feathers, florals, and detailed frames compliment the more minimalist interior.
🦋 Mural of green-haired women, 930 20th St. | By various artists
The side and back of Big Brother Comics features this mural of green-haired women. From the flowing hair to the golden poppies and butterflies, the mural adds a touch whimsy to this Downtown building.
🎤 Betty Inada, 2005 I St. | By Shaun Burner
On the side of Bryant Christie Inc., this mural is a tribute to Sacramento born jazz artist Betty Inada. Inada moved to Japan at 19 years old, becoming Japan’s most popular female jazz singer in the era before WWII.
🤖 Mural of an abstract face, 2020 I St. | By John Horton
This mural decorates the building of The Wellness Club, a fitness center with disco balls and party lights. The vibrancy of its interior is well-matched by the mural, which follows abstract, futurist-style themes common in Horton’s portfolio.
🏙️ Mural of Downtown Sacramento and Tower Bridge, 614 16th St. | By unknown artist
Barber’s Shop Automotive is home to this mural, displaying a panoramic view of Sacramento’s iconic Tower Bridge and nearby downtown buildings. The beloved local auto shop was in a previous building for 42 years, before starting over in its current Midtown location after a fire.
🐥 Mural of a goldfinch, 1500 N St. | By Jaya King
Yellow birds are just one of the common themes in Jaya King’s mural work around Sacramento. The colorful + bold exterior of CLTRE Club is also the work of King, with artistic aid from GsUltimatic and Juliet Elise.