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Recent Projects

August 24, 2020

Color Us Hopeful

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

In May, 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.

Meet The Team

Maria Segoviano

PR & Communications Associate Crocker Art Museum (916) 808-1186

Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick

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

Faith McKinnie

Community Engagement Coordinator Crocker Art Museum (916) 808-1059

Lorena Plasencia

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


In 2017, The Crocker Art Museum was awarded a $228,000 grant by the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) to help implement and support Block by Block 2.0, a community initiative taking place in Sacramento's Promise Zone, a federally designated area of need encompassing Sacramento City Council Districts 2, 5, and 8. The grant is reserved for projects that promote the role of museums as essential partners in addressing the needs of their communities by leveraging their resources to identify and implement solutions. Additional support for Block by Block is provided by SMUD, Art Works, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Download our PDF one sheet here.

Block by Block would not be possible without the feedback and support of the Art Impact Collective, an active and highly dynamic partnership comprised of 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 916Ink.

We acknowledge that the Crocker Art Museum is on the traditional land of the Nisenan people, and California is the homeland of many tribes. We are honored to be here today.