flora, fauna, friendship – team Freeport’s community paint day

On Saturday, December 4th, Team Freeport’s months of collaboration culminated into a 4 hour painting party! With 150 attendees at 4611 Freeport Boulevard, brushstrokes were added to the main mural wall, completing the sunflower, acorns, bees and bluebird. A mini-mural was fully painted, along with a freestanding micro-mural that will be installed at local farm, Table Farm!

Visit the Main Mural

Vice Mayor Jay Schenerir celebrated the community, and got into the fun by painting a sunflower on the main wall! Mayor Darrell Steinberg praised the artists and program, calling for continued investment in Sacramento’s creative economy.

Vice Mayor Jay Schenerir‘s office provided sponsorship for the event. Del Paso Boulevard Partnership lent fabulous furniture and lawn games, and Girl Scout troop 3889 offered a free Girl Scout Cookie tasting experience + friendship making bracelet station. Table Farm and J Crawford Books offered items for purchase. In addition, attendees could purchase prints and jewelry created by the Muralist team. Hollywood Park Neighborhood Association, BeauBar staff and building owner Beilei Zhang helped set up and volunteer at the event.

Wings Mahal food truck offered tasty food, while hot cocoa, cider, and donated cookies were served by volunteers.

Raffle prizes were generously donated by BeauBar Beauty, Panda Wok, Dawgpound Skate, European Wax Center, Marie’s Donuts, Burly Soda, Uptown Takeout, Uptown Coffee, Blick Art Materials, Hollywood Hardware, J Crawford Bookstore

This collaborative mural design process began months ago when the Artist Team, led by Jaya King, met with Hollywood Park Neighborhood Association. Through gatherings and art workshops, local farm Table Farm, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, and unhoused neighbors joined in the process to discuss what is meaningful to the Hollywood Park community.

From these discussions, Jaya created a final design that the community reviewed and approved.

“From our conversations it became clear that two specific values were highlighted. The first being love and stewardship for the land and nature, sharing one’s home-grown bounty, and creating a sanctuary for birds and other backyard visitors. It is also important to represent the mixed local cultures, immigrants, and indigenous tribes – specifically the Nisenan – in Hollywood Park.” Jaya King, Lead Artist

“The artists captured the diverse and varied community so well as well as our communities culture such as our vibrant Asian American community, our history on native land and what we hope for our future, sustainability, native plants, flourishing wildlife.” Erin McSlavkin, Hollywood Park Neighborhood Association

The artist team is finishing the mural this winter.