The Royal Chicano Air Force is a Sacramento artist collective with a primary focus on Chicano cultural awareness.  They are responsible for many local murals and public art installations, including the Southside Park amphitheater and the Downtown/Old Sacramento pedestrian underpass.  The RCAF was founded in 1972 by, among others, José Montoya, Esteban Villa, Juanishi V. Orosco, Ricardo Favela, and Rudy Cuellar.  They also created the not-for profit community organization, Centros De Artistas Chicanos, which runs the Breakfast for Ninos program, La Nueva Raza Bookstore, and the Barrio Art Program.

Works by the FCAF


Title Metamorphosis
Location Macy's Parking Garage (600 K Street)
Year 1977
Dimensions 6'x65' (each level)

Painted mural



Title Laserium
Location K St Underpass from Downtown Plaza to Old Sacramento
Year 1984
Dimensions 193'x84'
Materials: Polytec paint and ceramic tile