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SFMOMA Hosts Free “Mini Mural Festival” (July 31 – Aug. 29)

Three weekends of live music, DJs and artists painting 8’x8’ murals outdoors at SFMOMA
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Watch the artistic process unfold live this summer at the Mini Mural Festival. Three partner organizations will each host a festival weekend during which the local artists they’ve commissioned will paint 8’x8’ murals outdoors at SFMOMA.

Live music, DJs, and other fun surprises will complement the art experience.

SFMOMA’s Mini Mural Festival
July 31-Aug 29
FREE – Museum admission is not required to view this event.

Event takes place in the Howard Street Entrance outdoor corridor (between Howard and Natoma Streets)

Festival Dates

  • Saturday, July 31 from 12 noon – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 1 from 12 noon – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 14 from 12 noon – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 15 from 12 noon – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 28 from 12 noon – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 29 from 12 noon – 4 p.m.

In 1940, more than sixty-five artists made their creative processes public when they participated in Art in Action, an exhibition of live art making conceived by architect Timothy L. Pfleuger as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island. Among these artists was Diego Rivera, who during this time painted the mural Pan American Unity, which arrives at SFMOMA this summer in the Roberts Family Gallery free admission space.

Taking inspiration from this historical connection, the Mini Mural Festival invites three local organizations to commission and host artists to paint murals live in the adjacent outdoor corridor. Music, movement, and other activities will complement the live-painting experiences. The 8’x8’ murals — responding to the theme of cross-cultural solidarity — will be temporarily displayed at the museum, then returned to the partner organizations.