3301 37th Ave, Sacramento, CA
The Imaginarium is a creative writing palace that transports Sacramento youth into creativity. The design of the room is balanced with the need to take youth out of their everyday environment with the need for young writers to simultaneously see themselves within the space. By bringing the outside indoors and using whimsical décor to create a wondrous space, imaginations are sparked and curiosity is ignited. Pictures of youth authors are displayed on the walls alongside inspirational quotes which draw in youth, allowing them to feel that they belong. The enlarged resin images of well-known authors on the outside of the building, like Sandra Cisneros and Jacqueline Woodson, show off various cultures and literary genres.