UPDATE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly outlined funding sources for the proposed sculpture project. The text below has been updated.
A proposed $8 million art project was not sitting well to Sacramento's art community. A sculpture designed by world reknowned artist, Jeff Koons could greet Kings fans as they arrive at the new arena. The city and the Kings would pay $5 million, while the three Kings' owners would cover the rest. However local artists say they should have had a shot to showcase their work.
"Now when it is our turn to get a piece of the pie, to get world attention, you are telling the world we are not good enough," said artist, Marco Fuoco.
Fuoco and dozens of other artists filled city council chambers to express their objections to the Koons piece.