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SF's Black Trans Lives Matter Mural May Soon Be a Historic LandmarkSF’s Black Trans Lives Matter Mural May Soon Be a Historic Landmark
By - posted 6/23/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Murals, Pride, San Francisco

Thanks to San Francisco Heritage for sharing the news that San Francisco’s Black Trans Lives Matter Mural is on its way to becoming a historic landmark. Since August 2020, Turk & Taylor has been the site of the Black Trans Lives Matter Mural, a visual demonstration calling for awareness of the more...

Golden Gate Park’s Skatin’ Place Reopens w/ New ‘Psychedelic’ MuralGolden Gate Park’s Skatin’ Place Reopens w/ New ‘Psychedelic’ Mural
By - posted 6/9/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Murals, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, San Francisco

A vibrant new ground mural at the legendary Skatin’ Place in Golden Gate Park made its debut on June 10, 2022 when the iconic outdoor roller skating spot reopened following repaving of the area and installation of the artwork, San Francisco Recreation and Park officials announced. The 28-foot by 93-foot oval more...

A 17-block ‘Yellow Brick Road’ is Coming to the TenderloinA 17-block ‘Yellow Brick Road’ is Coming to the Tenderloin
By - posted 5/4/2022
Murals, San Francisco

In 2008, a group of Tenderloin neighborhood mothers, youth and community leaders came together to create the Yellow Brick Road, an eleven-block sidewalk mural illuminating a network of safe routes for children. The Safe Passage Program, operating under the umbrella of the Tenderloin Community Benefit District (TLCBD), remains a robust more...

Epic Mission Mural Getting Rehabbed After 10 Years by Original ArtistsEpic Mission Mural Getting Rehabbed After 10 Years by Original Artists
By - posted 3/22/2022
Causes, Murals, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco’s stunning “Mission Makeover” mural in the Mission District is getting its own makeover. 10 years later, the original artists, Lucía González Ippolito and her father Tirso Araiza, are reuniting to help restore the mural back to its original grandeur. Artist Lucía González Ippolito has launched a GoFundMe campagin to more...

New Mural Honors SF's First Black FirefighterNew Mural Honors SF’s First Black Firefighter
By - posted 2/28/2022
Brand New, Murals, San Francisco

San Francisco city officials on Friday unveiled a new mural in the city’s Fillmore District commemorating the city’s first Black firefighter Earl Gage Jr. The new mural is located at Rosa Parks Elementary School, located at 1501 O’Farrell Street. Gage began serving with the San Francisco Fire Department in 1955, becoming more...

49 of SF’s Most Inspiring Pandemic Murals from Boarded-Up Storefronts49 of SF’s Most Inspiring Pandemic Murals from Boarded-Up Storefronts
By - posted 1/19/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Community, Fairs & Festivals, Murals, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Uplifting

When San Francisco shut down during shelter-in-place in early 2020 artists created gorgeous temporary murals throughout the city on boarded-up storefronts. Fortunately, as the city reopened, many of these works of art were saved and are now on view together for the first time in the nation’s largest exhibit of more...

SF's AIDS Mural in Castro Defaced. Will Cost $50k to FixSF’s AIDS Mural in Castro Defaced. Will Cost $50k to Fix
By - posted 12/30/2021
Bay Area Updates, Crime, Jerk Alert, Murals

Thanks to KTVU for sharing the news that sadly, Castro’s beloved large-scale mural at the corner of Market and 16th Street has been defaced by large black graffiti. The 23-year old mural, entitled Hope for the World Cure, honors those lost to the AIDS crisis. The beloved artwork created in 1998 more...

Walnut Creek Debuts Awesome Huge New Flower MuralWalnut Creek Debuts Awesome Huge New Flower Mural
By - posted 12/30/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Murals

Walnut Creek has a brand new mural entitled “Flowers for Walnut Creek” outside the former home of Mel’s Diner located at 1394 North Main Street. The huge bright mural is painted by Berk (Berkvisurals) and features images of iconic Walnut Creek public artworks like the controversial love-it-or-hate-it Fountainhead, Hand of Peace, more...

SF's Getting New 93-Foot Roller Skate Mural in Golden Gate Park in 2022SF’s Getting New 93-Foot Roller Skate Mural in Golden Gate Park in 2022
By - posted 12/16/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Murals, San Francisco

A ground mural featuring a golden roller skate surrounded by a psychedelic pattern may add new color to a legendary skating spot in Golden Gate Park after the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission voted unanimously to approve the final design today. The 28-foot by 93-foot oval mural planned for the more...

New Carlos Santana & Family Mural Unveiled in the MissionNew Carlos Santana & Family Mural Unveiled in the Mission
By - posted 11/4/2021
Brand New, Murals, San Francisco

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the news that a brand new mural in honor of Carlos Santana and his family was unveiled on Friday, October 29 with a celebration at 24th & Mission St BART Plaza. The mural honors the Santana Family members’ parents Josefina and Jose, two of their sons more...

Oakland Launches "Paint The Town" Street Mural ProgramOakland Launches “Paint The Town” Street Mural Program
By - posted 8/20/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Murals, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Oakland has formally launched its street mural program Paint the Town, which allows residents to paint murals on city streets, city officials said Tuesday. The aim of the program is to bring people together, promote racial justice and beautify the city. Oakland’s Department of Transportation is more...

See Diego Rivera's Rare 30-Ton Fresco at SFMOMA for FreeSee Diego Rivera’s Rare 30-Ton Fresco at SFMOMA for Free
By - posted 6/23/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Murals, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco

Diego Rivera’s rarely seen fresco will be on view for free at SFMOMA opening at 1pm on June 28th. It’ll be on view until 2023. Ten years after his first stay,  Diego Rivera (1886–1957) returned to San Francisco in June 1940 to headline the main  fine arts exhibition of the  Golden  Gate more...

Mission District's Brand New Mural Dedicated to Latino CommunityMission District’s Brand New Mural Dedicated to Latino Community
By - posted 5/3/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Murals, Only in San Francisco

A new mural in San Francisco’s Mission District unveiled Thursday aims to uplift the city’s Latino community, which has been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The mural, located in the famed Clarion Alley, was commissioned by the San Francisco COVID Command Center and created by local artist Elizabeth Blancas. The mural more...

This is SF's Newest Mural at Clarion AlleyThis is SF’s Newest Mural at Clarion Alley
By - posted 4/20/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Murals, Wow

Thanks to indybay.org for letting us know about Clarion Alley’s brand new mural dedicated to Climate Change. Come celebrate Earth Day and the unveiling of Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area’s new mural, “The world is on fire,” with music performances, art activities, storytelling and some surprises. The mural is larger than more...

SF's Sidewalk Mural Painting PartySF’s Sidewalk Mural Painting Party
By - posted 4/15/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Murals

Come paint Moss Street with San Francisco Parks Alliance. Register here and join in on Saturday, April 17 anytime between 11am and 2pm to help create a temporary sidewalk mural outside of SF Parks Alliance’s office at 1074 Folsom Street. Please wear a mask and note that we will be taking all more...