On every second Sunday of the month, the 14 blocks along 24th Street between Valencia Street and Potrero Avenue come to life with music, art, poetry and cultural activities in a day-long art crawl called Paseo Artístico.
A collaboration between Calle 24 and a string of other organizations, the free, all-ages event is a new project that launched in early July and is intended to celebrate the neighborhood’s colorful history, culture and art, while simultaneously serving as an opportunity for community building.
This Sunday’s stroll along 24th Street will begin at 10 a.m. with an art exhibition at Alley Cat Books titled “Lowriders and the Mission, Yesterday and Today,” featuring original works by local painter Anthony Holdsworth and photographer Lou Dematteis.
From there, participants will have the option of choosing between various activities throughout the day, including a guided mural tour through Balmy Alley, a family-friendly tortilla-painting class, and poetry readings at two of 24th Street’s long-standing bookstores.
In the evening, Alley Cat Books will become the host of a documentary film screening, and those not ready to wind down are encouraged to head over to Praxis, 24th Street’s eclectic community workshop and market, for live music and dancing.
Paseo Artístico will take place this Sunday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. along the 24th Street corridor. More information on the event is available here.