Tag Archives: Clarion Alley

Sirron Norris reacts to Trump with Clarion Alley ‘Bad Hombre’ bear

There’s usually more than meets the eye when it comes to street artist Sirron Norris’ murals. Under the guise of a cute and unassuming cartoon character, they often present a provocative commentary on political and social issues. In Norris’ latest mural, his signature blue bear character is pictured wearing an orange t-shirt that reads “bad hombre” – the grinning bear is pointing...

Robbery in Clarion Alley Leaves Man Critically Injured

A witness reported to San Francisco Police that two men estimated to be in their 20s struck a 30- or 40-year-old man with some unknown object in Clarion Alley at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday morning. The victim fell to the ground, police report, and the two suspects then took some unidentified items from the man’s pockets. Both suspects fled on foot, and have...

Clarion Alley Artists Cool with Netflix

Last week, we implied that the Netflix’s new series filming in the iconic, but often fraught, terrain of Clarion Alley might cause alarm among the alley’s stewards, the Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP). Turns out, CAMP has an agreement with the producers of the new Netflix show Sense 8 and they’ll be squarely compensated for artwork appearing on-screen. According to...

Netflix Filming in Clarion Alley for New Series

Lana Wachowski took to the streets of the Mission again today to film scenes for the upcoming Netflix series Sense8, which is being directed, written and produced by Wachowski and her brother Andy, as well as J. Michael Straczynski, creator of famed science fiction series Babylon 5. Filming took place on Clarion Alley because the Wachowskis are interested in capturing some of...

As Tourism Rises, So Do Mural Turf Clashes

The Mission’s status as a global tourism destination has never been more acutely felt—walking down any of the Mission’s increasingly famous mural alleys, French, Japanese, German, Korean, Swedish and the ubiquitous snap of cameras can all be heard. As the number of tourists increases, so have the companies providing neighborhood walking tours—at least a dozen coming to the Mission. Not...

Cartooning on Clarion Alley to Prevent Overdoses

Entering Clarion Alley off of Valencia Street ensures that you will come face to face with the Grim Reaper. In his shadow is a reclining woman surrounded by a cache of pills, needles and booze. She’s in the midst of an overdose, about to be saved by a yellow-clad superhero named Narcania who injects her with a syringe of Narcan....

El Callejón Clarion Cumple 20 Años

  Se dice que el callejón Clarion ha logrado lo que otros murales pelearon en el Distrito de la Misión. Cuando algunos murales peleaban el racismo, Clarion brindaba muros por igual para artistas y no artistas de todas las etnias y generaciones. Cuando algunos murales hablaban de la delincuencia, Clarion tomó un tramo de concreto y puertas de cocheras conocidos...