Love is in the Air at the Old Sacramento Waterfront when a 10’ ‘Heart Arch’ Activation is Installed on the Embarcadero

(February 1, 2021) — An eye-catching and new art activation is coming to the Embarcadero at the Old Sacramento Waterfront this week that will steal the hearts of Sacramentans looking for safe and fun ways to treat that special Valentine. Presented by Downtown Sacramento Partnership and created by local artist Alyse Porzio of Steadfast Craft, the temporary 10’ “Heart Arch” will be decorated with hundreds of colorful flowers and be installed in the public space on the elevated Embarcadero this Wednesday morning, February 3. With views of the Sacramento River, Delta King, and Tower Bridge shining in the background, the “Heart Arch” is a lovely spot for selfies and the community is encouraged to take share their iconic photos on social and tag @DowntownSac and @OldSac. The “Heart Arch” will remain in place through the month of February.

During the installation on Wednesday morning, a historic locomotive – decked out in Valentine’s décor – will be in place on the nearby tracks to signify the return of excursion train rides on Sundays in February beginning on Valentine’s Day. With limited seating available, train ride tickets for February 14 go on sale that same day (February 3 at noon) with three Valentine’s Day train rides at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.


  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 8 to 10 a.m. – “Heart Arch” installation


  • 1000 Front Street (at K Street in front of Delta King) on Old Sacramento Waterfront


  • Scott Ford – Old Sacramento Waterfront District Operations Manager, Downtown Sacramento Partnership
  • Alyse Porzio – Local artist with Steadfast Craft
  • Cheryl Marcell – President & CEO, California State Railroad Museum Foundation

In addition to the “Heart Arch” and excursion train rides, visitors to the Old Sacramento Waterfront will enjoy special Valentine’s Day offerings and activations, a few of which include 2-for-1 Waterfront Wheel and Front Street Carousel rides (2/14 only), inside jokes and outside laughs with outdoor comedy shows provided by Laughs Unlimited (2/11-14), and hard-to-find Disney Loungefly Bags at Stage Nine Entertainment (while supplies last), just to name a few.

More information about the new “Heart Arch” is available here; more information about excursion train rides is available here; more information about the Old Sacramento Waterfront is available here.

SOCIAL MEDIA TAGS: #DowntownSac, #OldSacramentoWaterfront, #ComeFindIt, #DowntownTogether, #InThisTogether, #SacLoveNotes

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