Tag Archives: murals

Pop-up art “Parlor” to debut at site of future Valencia development

Before a former motorcycle workshop becomes a multi-story housing development, it will be home to a pop-up arts and design shop called “Parlor.” The developers of a mixed-use project planned for 235 Valencia Street at Clinton Park are sponsoring an arts and design pop-up at the site, which they describe as “Part community living room, part art house, and part greenhouse.” The collection will feature...

Tonight: Launch party for book celebrating stories and murals of the Mission

In a burst of color and poetry, a new book of photography and writing called The Mission will enter the literary scene at the Grand Theater tonight. The Mission‘s focus is on the community murals the neighborhood is known for, photographed by Richard Evans, but also delves deeper than their artistic surfaces. With poetry and musings from important artistic and literary figures in...

Mission Cultural Center mural gets a makeover

After 35 years of enduring the Mission weather, the iconic mural that decorates the front of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts needed a bit of a facelift and that restoration started Tuesday morning with two of the original artists on hand. “What I did then, and what we hope to do again is to provide an opportunity for the...

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...

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...

Listen Local: The mural scene in 2017 with Sirron Norris

Listen Local is Mission Local in audio form. We record live on a biweekly webcast at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:00. This week we talked with muralist Sirron Norris, who has a number of projects around the Mission District, about making murals now, and what it’s been like in the past. Norris is also the lead...

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...

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 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...

New Sirron Norris Murals Adorn Mission District Garage Doors

Three garage doors at 20th and Dolores streets now sport the colorful artistic stylings of Sirron Norris, a muralist who has been active in the Mission for years and who also works on the animated TV series Bob’s Burgers. The work was commissioned by the property owners, and comes with a message of multicultural coexistence, featuring a group of characters...

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...

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...