The American River Current

Artists breathe life into condemned Hotel Marshall

A row of paintings on display in one of the many rooms of the Art Hotel in Downtown Sacramento on Feb.12, 2016. The art was created by local Sacramento and surrounding area artists and was on display until Feb.13, 2016 before the building was torn down for the new stadium construction. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Matthew Peirson and Claire Bathory

February 22, 2016

By Trevor Haynes Throughout January, artists from all over the world slipped into an abandoned hotel to tear up its floors, write all over its walls, splash paint over every surface they could find, and fill the rooms with strange things. From Feb. 5 to 13, the hotel opened tours to the public,...

ARC professor puts his mark on the Art Hotel

American River College art professor Craig Martinez shared a room at the Art Hotel exhibit with long-time friend Mark Swanson. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Jordan Schauberger

February 18, 2016

After years of friendship, two local artists found themselves involved in the Art Hotel, a Sacramento “reclamation art exhibit” that has been described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Craig Martinez, an American River College art professor and local Sacramento artist, was recruited...

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