Warehouse Artist Lofts

The city of Sacramento came out in droves to celebrate the grand opening of Warehouse Artist Lofts, and take a peek inside this very unique space.  This is a mixed income housing projected in the middle of one of Sacramento’s historic R street district, only blocks from my own project, Beatnik Studios.  The WAL is also exclusively inhabited by artists, and happens to be my own little family’s new home.  I feel blessed to be part of such a great and creative experiment.

Ali Youssefi, the developer of the project has brought great guidance and vision to the WAL project.

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The crowd was a full spectrum blend of people; from weirdos to suits and everyone in between.IMG_4512 One of my awesome neighbors, Dacy, with her kids.IMG_4458Raphael Delgado (green pants) is one of my favorite Sacramento Artists.  His studio is one block away from the WAL.

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Garrett, one of the owners of Shady Lady Saloon, will be helping put together the bar concept on the ground floor of the WAL.IMG_4519 IMG_4517 IMG_4522

Ali’s dad Cyrus YoussefiIMG_4507 IMG_4479 IMG_4515

Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson’s only complaint was the lack of a basketball court at the WAL.  The lineup on this ribbon cutting was heavy with Congresswoman Matsui, Wendy Saunders from CADA, Mayor KJ, Ali & Cyrus Youssefi, counsilman Steve Hanson and a couple other big wigs and hot shots whom I can’t recall.
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Artist Micah Crandall-Bear and Shady Lady owner Garrett Van Vleck
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Don’t know this guy but he walked into my composition with the perfect shirt on.
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My lady and my baby get a bird’s eye view of the couryard

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Matched my shoes and plants to the ground and pants.
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