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1,000 sq. feet of blank canvas turned to art at this annual outdoor fest.
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Each year, the Urban Youth Arts Festival sets up about 1,000 square feet of portable wall space in Precita Park for artists of all ages to express themselves.

19th Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival
Saturday, July 18, 2015 | 12-6 pm
Precita Park (Precita Ave. & Alabama St.), SF

In 2015, the theme is “Collective Lands in the Peoples Hands.” The Urban Youth Arts Festival is in its 19th year of bringing out the walls, recycled from year to year. In addition to the live painting, there’s typically a lineup of live music and drumming, a kids art station and a BBQ potluck.

The Precita Eyes Mural Center puts on the event. Every year, 300 to 500 people show up and organizers think that it’s a good way to keep kids out of trouble–given the 200 cans of aerosol paint that are used to make art on the walls, instead of tags on public spaces.

Extra incentive: Typically the best art pieces are auctioned off each year with some being kept and shown throughout the year at galleries.