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Recent Projects

August 24, 2020

Color Us Hopeful

The Color Us Hopeful project is a series of offerings developed by the Block by Block initiative to keep children and adults alike engaged with art during these unsettling times.

In May of 2020, the Crocker teamed up with 15 local artists of various cultural, socioeconomic, and gender/lifestyle backgrounds to create original, relevant art reflective of our community's diversity. Through essential service partners like health centers and social service providers, more than 2,500 coloring books were distributed to under-resourced youth and families. Check it out!

Then in July, we created a second installment of Color Us Hopeful, an activity book. This iteration was distributed via community centers and senior living communities to adults who may be isolated or lack access to online programs and interactions. The Crocker is typically buzzing with engaging in-person programs during the summer months, so we hope this activity book can inspire joyful times at home.

In Spring of 2021, the Crocker is expanding its initiative once more with the Color Us Hopeful: Creativity Kits that aim to provide inspiration for younger members of the community who may be feeling isolated, idle, neglected, and disengaged. We hope this fosters creativity and fruitful discussions!

Click here to access some of the activities and prompts from home.

Meet The Team

Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick

Director of Education Crocker Art Museum (916) 808-5780

Lorena Plasencia

Art Impact Fellow Crocker Art Museum (916) 808-1059








The Crocker Art Museum’s Block by Block (BxB) initiative seeks to enhance cultural participation and quality of life throughout Sacramento’s urban core through hyper-local, community-led experiences that promote interconnectivity and arts engagement. A unique approach to museum work, BxB is inspired and informed the community, and would not be possible without the feedback and support of its Art Impact Collective. Our highly dynamic partners include the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, Promise Zone community representatives, and community organizations including the Roberts Family Development Center, Sol Collective, Sojourner Truth African American Museum, and 916 Ink.

Since its inception in 2015, Block by Block has engaged more than 50,000 community members, 400 artists, and employed an ever-growing number of “art-ivists” through its youth Street Team and Block by Block Fellowships.

We acknowledge that the Crocker Art Museum is on the traditional land of the Nisenan people, and the current state of California is the homeland of many tribes.

The Museum is honored to be here and acknowledges its responsibility to these Native Nations. The Crocker is committed to working with and learning from Native people as it moves forward as an inclusive institution.