BEACON: Sacramento is a public art video display that deals with different social issues America and the world face daily for 10 weeks at the intersection of 10th and K streets in Sacramento, Ca. With the participation of over 50 artists from around the globe, socially conscious organizations, and the public, BEACON: Sacramento strives to show the diversity, complexity, and beauty of the world we live in.
"In Spring 2017 artists and activists transformed a former bank on 10th and K street in the capital of California
into a video art installation titled Beacon: Sacramento."
City Scout went behind the scenes to show you how they did it.
Art Meets Activism on Canvas of Sacramento Real Estate by RACHEL DOVEY at NEXT City
Last week’s featured artist was Marcellus Armstrong, whose work “‘Break’ing” focused on “survival, resilience and the black experience within the context of violent subjugation,” according to a press release.
‘BEACON’ puts social issues of Sacramento in the spotlight
"Forcing people out of their arena to create a commercial ideal shouldn’t be a goal. The goal should be to make things better for those who live there, and make it inviting for others to build, live and invest in these communities."
What does it even mean to be American now?.
For my collaborators and me, America is still a unique place that is resourceful enough to find a silver lining in even the grimmest of circumstances. The purpose of BEACON is to show that resistance and creativity are vital tools now and going forward.
Good Day Sacramento -
Tre Borden & The BEACON Project
"The idea is, you want people to walk by, stop in their tracks, learn something from what they see and then be compelled to want to give back. " -- Cambi Brown, reporter, Good Day Sacramento.
Dynamic video projection installation to open on K Street by Tori Masucci Cummins
Next up is a project called BEACON, where interactive video projections will enliven a building at the corner of 10th and K streets with works by over 50 local, national and international visual artists.
Go inside the Beacon public art project in Sacramento by Cathie Anderson
Tre Borden shares how the BEACON public art project flickered to life at 10th and K streets in downtown Sacramento
Video Art Installation Coming to Downtown SacramentoBy Robin Epley
Inspired by current politics and an increased focus on California and its state capital, two Sacramentans are looking to instigate dialogue around a new project coming to downtown.