A Mural with a Message on K Street
By Tracy Arnold – guest blogger
The California Endowment, the state’s largest health foundation, is making a rather loud, large and colorful statement near the State Capitol. This Saturday, May 10, the Endowment will be celebrating the completion of a permanent mural commissioned on the side of the historic six-story office building located at 1414 K Street.
The mural titled, “Health Happens Here,” was designed by Sacramento natives Matt Rallens, Art Director and owner of Lunia Blue, and painted by artist Demetris “BAMR” Washington. The mural covers 175-sq. ft, and will include an apple, a 62.5-sq.ft soccer ball as well as an orange and pomegranate in the shape of map pins, all painted on the six-story building.
The art piece was created to promote health and wellness and to raise awareness about how and where health really happens. The Endowment advocates that all neighborhoods in Sacramento, and throughout California, should have safe places to exercise and access healthy foods and beverages. Sacramento regions’ farm-to-fork movement, as well as the newly established minor league Soccer Club Sacramento Republic inspired the mural’s images.
The celebration will take place in conjunction with Sacramento’s Second Saturday Art walk. The Endowment will host an information booth from 5-8PM in the parking lot on the corner of 15th and K streets. They will have staff on hand to answer questions about their Health Happens Here campaign and free giveaways.