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Bar San Pancho kicks off baseball season with new mural

Bar San Pancho on 16th and Guerrero streets is celebrating the completion of a new mural on its Guerrero Street side today, dedicated to the San Francisco Giants and baseball. Artists Sam Flores and Ronnie Buders collaborated on the work. The bar is celebrating with palomas and a Giants-themed beer from Anchor Brewing as well as a fried buffalo chicken taco reportedly favored...

SF Mission Dance Program Highlights Indigenous Struggle

For the third year running, San Francisco’s Dance Mission Theater will present deeply political performances, this time with a focus on current points of contention like resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, Black Lives Matter, displacement, deportation, and colonization. Among the programming are various traditional dances with little European influence. The March 24th performance will open with an Ohlone prayer and...

Fashion Show Kicks off Cultural Center’s 40th Anniversary

Poseidon sashayed down the runway to the sound of salsa Saturday as the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration. The show, titled “5 Continents of Fashion and Fantasy,” paraded a string of historical, international and Carnaval themed pieces by Salvadoran costume designer Mario Chacón. “Fashion is something we dismiss, sometimes people tend to think...

Aztec New Year Returns for 10th Year at City College

This Saturday will round off a decade in which the Mission’s City College of San Francisco has hosted the annual Aztec [Mexica] New Year celebration, founded by a group of former students determined to share the teachings of their indigenous ancestors with the community. In light of President Donald Trump’s recent anti-immigration policies that have instilled fear in immigrant communities across...

City Honors Local Merchant for Service to Community

Women’s Day came early for Eden Stein. On Tuesday, the curator and owner of Secession Art and Design was distinguished by the city with a total of six awards for her leadership in the burgeoning Mission Bernal Neighborhood. On Tuesday evening, after having returned from a day at City Hall, Stein stood inside her storefront at 3235 Mission St. at the...

Cultural Center Celebrates 40 Years with Fashion Show

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts will host a fashion show with more than 75 elaborate outfits by acclaimed Salvadoran designer Mario Chacon on Saturday, March 11. The styles range from ethnic to European-influenced to Carnaval costumes. Chacon, whose designs have graced many a San Francisco Carnaval parade, originally studied architecture in El Salvador but turned to fashion after enrolling...

Saturday’s 24th St. Art Crawl To Celebrate Women’s History Month

Returning to 24th Street this Saturday is Paseo Artistico – a free art crawl that will enliven the 24th Street corridor from Valencia Street to Potrero Avenue with song, art and film. Activities for the event will kick off at 11 a.m. at the Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center. In celebration of Women’s History Month, participants are invited to embark on a bilingual, guided mural...

Art Appears on Site of Future Affordable Housing

If you do a double take when you pass the giant letters spelling out “Home Street Home” on Folsom Street, that’s exactly what artist Brian Singer, the man behind the piece, wants. “There’s a lot of homelessness [here]. Over time we’ve become desensitized to it,” Singer said. Singer is known for outdoor art with a message, from his billboard campaign calling...

Iranian Musicians Star at SF’s Red Poppy

While President Trump is crafting the new version of his immigration ban on seven Muslim majority countries, Iranian musicians Pezhham Akhavass and Shahin Shahbazi demonstrated what the ancient culture has to offer Friday night at the Red Poppy Art House in the Mission. The ban has affected the musicians directly. Akhavass’ sister, a painter, was recently accepted by universities in...

Works of Local Artist Juana Alicia Displayed at Berkeley Center

The expansion of a research center focused on Latino issues at UC Berkeley is being celebrated with the art of Juana Alicia, whose mural work has long been a fixture of Mission District walls. The opening reception is today. Both Juana Alicia and the Center for Latino Policy Research at UC Berkeley, where her work will be displayed through March...

SF Mission Artist Pushes for Growth in Shrinking Art World

Even on a weekday morning over coffee, Bernadette Bohan looks like she just stepped out of a Warhol painting. With red lipstick expertly applied and wearing leggings printed with an image of her own staggeringly bright collage artwork, she’s taking no prisoners, and this isn’t even her evening look. At 45, Bohan is ready to bust out of starving artist...

The Secret Gardener Behind SF’s Street Etchings

Like any youngster faced with a patch of freshly poured cement on a city street or sidewalk, the young street artist felt the call to etch something into the empty wet canvas. “I didn’t think it would become a habit,” he says. But a habit, or arguably an obsession, is precisely what it became. At first, the artist – who...

SF Landlord Orders Removal of Bob’s Burgers Mural

The owner of the 20th Street sandwich shop Rhea’s Cafe has forced the removal of a Sirron Norris mural that depicted characters from Bob’s Burgers, a popular animated Fox TV sitcom. Fearing copyright infringement, the building’s owner enlisted Rhea’s executive chef and owner, James Choi, to paint over the four-month-old mural that had decorated its front roll-up doors.  The mural...

After Nearly 2 Decades Kinetic Sculptor Will Close SF Mission Studio

Growing up next to an amusement park may have inspired Carl Pisaturo’s life-long fascination with light and motion – but the Mission District is where the “lumino-kinetic” sculptor found an affordable space to transform scientific concepts into art.   After seeing rents triple and arts organizations drop one by one in a gentrifying- Boston in the 80s, Pisaturo said he...

Community Will Remember Artist Michael Roman at Coltrane Church Friday

Michael Roman, a prolific Chicano artist who died December 26, 2016, will be remembered and celebrated at the St. John Coltrane Church at 2097 Turk Street on Friday, February 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. Roman created art incorporating stencils, paint, silkscreen and textiles. He worked with big names like Madonna, Santana, Betsey Johnson and Kate Spade. His colorful, vibrant and imaginative art...