Linda has been hunting the streets of San Francisco a lot to find rare things to see and visit. Today, she shares with us her last discovery, in the heart of the most Mexican neighborhood, The Mission.
Discover San Francisco’s Street Art: Mission Murals
Are you looking for something special to do with visitors or just for something fun to do with friends? Take your camera and go for a walk to discover San Francisco’s mural art in the Mission District!
San Francisco has one of the largest concentrations of street art in the world. It is a giant outdoor art gallery with wall paintings called murals, which express culture, passion and desire for social change. It was birthed in the early 1970s and is an ever-growing movement today combining elements of Mexican mural painting, pop art, cartoon, surrealism and guerilla graffiti.
Most of San Francisco’s murals are located throughout the Mission district between Valencia all the way down to Hampshire between 25th and 19th street. Clarion alley is probably the most visited place with a large number of murals. But there are many more little alleys with great wall art. Just walk down 24th street towards Hampshire and peek in the little streets to your right and left. For a rest along the way there is also a nice selection of cafes and restaurants along 24th street.
Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center sells helpful maps for mural walks and offers guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays, which I can highly recommend. Guided walks are lead by local volunteers. They are a great way to find out more about artists and mural community projects.