Tag Archives: murals

Photo by Elizabeth Creely

Talk of the Mission: A New Mona Caron Mural on 21st Street

On Wednesday, November 16th, Mona Caron, the muralist whose work graces walls from Bolivia to Noe Valley, was up on some scaffolding painting a mural, her eighth in San Francisco, for Pedal Revolution, the bike shop at 3085 21st St. that doubles as a nonprofit job training program for youth. It was a cold day, with a sharp wind blowing...
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Watch Artists Rehome a Metal Mural (Video)

When it became clear that the building that once housed the artist center CELLSpace would be demolished to make room for new development at 2000 Bryant Street, artists had to figure out what to do with the giant copper and steel mural that adorned the outside wall. With eight panels that are each about 10 feet tall, the mural was not so easy to...
Shepard Fairey's new mural   at 701 Alabama St. is in progress. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Artist Shepard Fairey Brings Social Justice Mural to SF Mission

A poster rendition of President Barack Obama superimposed with the word “Hope” catapulted street artist Shepard Fairey into mainstream consciousness during the 2008 election, and the internationally recognized street artist is now spreading his art – and politics – to the Mission. On Thursday, Fairey could be seen standing on a lift some 20 feet in the air against the...
Sirron Norris. Photo by Laura Waxmann

SF Artist Plans a Mural “The Disruption”

San Francisco artist and muralist Sirron Norris has launched a fundraising campaign to redo his first-ever mural – a surreal cityscape intertwined with cartoon characters and machines – to be replaced with one that reflects the city’s current struggles with inequality and police brutality. He wants the “makeover” to reflect and connect to the city’s “current political landscape.” It will...
Haus. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Tech-Powered Tour of SF Mission Explores Question of Belonging

In a collaboration with local residents and KQED, Detour, a startup offering audio walking tours of 11 San Francisco neighborhoods launched its Mission District tour yesterday. The Mission’s tour offers insight into the lives of six locals and newcomers who share a love for the neighborhood but grapple with the question of belonging. The city package sells for $24.99, and...
Peephole Cinema Orange Alley Films Among Echoes

Peephole Cinema in SF Mission Offers Eye-Sized Viewing

In a time when movie lovers can get their fix anywhere — from iPhones to surround sound theaters — Laurie O’Brien has found a different way to screen films. Peephole Cinema displays silent films, each a few minutes in length, 24/7 through tiny peepholes in public spaces. O’Brien, the founder, established the first location in 2013 in the wall of...
The "Chata" mural, in memory of KPOO radio host Micaela "Chata" Gutierrez, faces west at the corner of 24th and South Van Ness streets. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Mission Mural Honors Legacy of Chata Gutierrez

As local musicians, poets, housing advocates, and community members joined forces in commemorating one of the Mission District’s most beloved voices this Saturday, Carlos “Kookie” Gonzalez stood among his peers before a colorful mural at 24th and South Van Ness Streets, carefully observing his work. “This mural is a stance against big business and big money,” the local muralist and...
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Muralists Take to SF Mission District’s Alleys

Imagine 2,500 cans of spray paint for artists courtesy of German Loop Paint used by artists in Osage, Lilac, and Cypress alleys off 24th Street. Yes, a feast of new mural art was produced over the weekend thanks to the international graffiti group Mind Above Matter that sponsored the Meeting of Styles event to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the book Spraycan Art. The latter was the...
New mural by Elaine Chu and Marina Perez-Wong in progress on 25th Street and Orange Alley.

Fair Trade Fashion, New Mural at Frida’s Closet in SF

Walk into Frida’s Closet on 25th Street, between Valencia and Bartlett streets, and you might as well be stepping into a tienda in Mexico. That’s where all the clothes come from, after all. They’re bought fair trade from Mexican women artisans, who make them by hand. Owner Gloria Vidal, who is Venezuelan, began a relationship with the artists — many...
"White Power" graffiti at La Gallinita on 24th and Harrison. Photo by Sandra Sandoval.

Vandal Tags Murals with “White Power” Message

Walking her six-year-old son to school on Wednesday, Sandra Sandoval stopped, alarmed, by the graffiti on a mural outside La Gallinita market on 24th street. Vandalism is common, but this was different, she said. The tag read: “White Power.” “I cried and was so angry to wake up to this!” Sandoval wrote in an email adding that she was born...
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Precita Eyes Mural Center Fears Eviction, Enlists Help

The Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center’s location at 348 Precita Avenue is up for sale and the arts organization is teaming up with the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) to make a bid on the property. If they are able to buy it, the center on the ground floor and the upstairs tenants would be able to remain in place.  Precita...
Cuicalli Escuela de Danza perform in front of “The Phoenix” by Li’l Lango. Photo by Jeanita Lyman

Baile En La Calle Offers Art, Dance and Solidarity

Choreographers and muralists invested hours of work to make Sunday’s Baile en la Calle event a success that engaged a small crowd in dancing, art, and social justice. “We were here until the sun went down to finish,” Tirso Gonzalez Araiza told the crowd gathered at Ralph Maradiaga Children’s Park. Araiza was the lead artist on “El Juego de la Resistencia,” (the Resistance Game) the...
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Two New Murals Take Shape

Beauty Bar’s wall is getting a makeover, and new art is coming to Revolution Cafe’s Bartlett street wall as well. Deb, a full-time artist and recent transplant from Australia, is working on the vintage-inspired mural at 19th and Mission for Beauty Bar in keeping with the locale’s thematic decor. Though the artist is making San Francisco her new home, travel plans have...