On Sunday, January 14th, on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and 14th Avenue, the Oak Park Art Garden will be hosting a “neighborhood action day”. The event will be open for members of the community to partake in painting the communal fence mural that surrounds the lot as well as a chance to plant trees and other winter crops. The event will be happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free, and plants and art supplies will be provided. Drinks and snacks will also be available to attendees, and it is suggested to wear clothes that you are willing to get messy in.

The Oak Park Art Garden is a large lot that once stood vacant right in front of the large MLK and 14th Ave intersection. It is now a safe community space for creativity to thrive. Throughout the space, there are many art pieces that were created to uplift the neighborhood and residents. There are also crops that were planted by members of the community at events such as the one happening on the 14th.

Safe, creative spaces like the Oak Park Art Garden are not often accessible in areas like South Sacramento, which is why the Art Garden ’s work is so important. To have events open to the public with opportunities to create and work with the earth allows for safe and fun experiences for everyone to take place.

To register for this free event,  go to the official Eventbrite page.  To keep up with the art Garden and future events,  make sure to like their Facebook page and follow its Instagram, @oakparkartgarden.