We love being a part of the vibrancy of Sacramento's Downtown community. Anyone who has visited our Downtown location on K Street knows what a unique addition it is to the Cal Fit Family. With a central location, four floors of equipment and amenities, plus a rooftop with what may be the most scenic urban basketball court in the city, it's a happening place! It's about to get even more exciting as our walls become works of art during Wide Open Walls 2019, from August 8-18.
Wide Open Walls was born in 2016, with a mission to promote diversity through artistic expression. The annual festival, held every August, brings local, national and international artists together to transform our region with amazing street art. Wide Open Walls has brought over 80 works of permanent art to Greater Sacramento, and we're thrilled that two of our Downtown Cal Fit walls will be featured murals this year.
During the month of August, we invite you to visit our Downtown location to view the art in progress and explore Sacramento to find other works of art, too. We'd also like to introduce you to the talented mural artists who will be transforming our walls.
A native Californian, Ali Futrell lives here in Sacramento. She has a Painting and Design + Technology degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. Ali enjoys working with multiple mediums such as painting, drawing, digital design, and collage. She explains that her art, "Expands on ideas revolving around beauty, gender, and the inner ego. I enjoy the process of working at a large scale whether it be a 7 ft. painting on canvas or a 60 ft. mural on the side of a building."
Charmaine Olivia is an artist based in Los Angeles. Her work is as colorful as her personality, and is inspired by spirituality, mysticism, and mythology. Charmaine tells us that, "I am aware that there is more to this physical world than we can see with our eyes, so I use painting as a means to explore these other dimensions of mind and thought." Through her paintings, she seeks to explore who we are as conscious beings in the universe and the role color, emotion and self-discovery play in living a harmonious life.
We invite you to join us at these exciting events during the Wide Open Walls Festival.
California Family Fitness and Fleet Feet Sacramento are partnering to give you active fun and relaxation (with a splash of paint) at Cal Fit on K Street. Intrepid guides from Fleet Feet Sacramento will lead you on a tour of murals-in-progress (and some previous favorites) throughout Downtown Sacramento. Sprint or stroll the course—tour groups will be divided by pace. Enjoy the sights of the city, discover Sacramento’s commitment to urban art, and learn more about the artists who are literally painting our town. The tour ends on our Downtown club rooftop, where you can enjoy light appetizers and drinks. These events are limited to 60 participants, click below for times and registration.
- Wide Open Walls Evening Tour & Refreshments - August 15th at 6:30 PM - SOLD OUT
- Wide Open Walls Morning Tour & Refreshments - August 17th at 8:30 AM - Register HERE
Celebrate the art and culture of Sacramento during the Wide Open Walls Street Party & Concert! California Family Fitness is excited to give you a chance to win two (2) VIP tickets to the exciting closing event for Wide Open Walls Festival on Saturday, August 17th from 6-11 PM. Click here to enter the giveaway (which ends on Thursday, August 8th).
Keep an eye on Cal Fit social media, where we'll be sharing more about the events surrounding this year's Wide Open Walls.