October 18, 2012
Tired of cleaning up your wall from spray paint tags? How much have you spent cleaning up unwanted graffiti? The San Francisco Arts Commission and the Department of Public Works may have an answer for you: StreetSmARTS.
Listen to this podcast to learn about StreetSmARTS and hear an artist profile on StreetSmARTS artist Francisco Aquino, who started doing graffiti in the early days of hip-hop.
StreetSmARTS artist Marina Perez-Wong designed and painted a colorful mural at 485 Scott Street, which includes images of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Painted Ladies at Alamo Square Park and other historic San Francisco landmarks.
During the StreetSmARTS’s 2010 pilot year, seventeen murals were created throughout San Francisco and at six public school sites. The San Francisco Arts Commission’s 2010 photography interns captured every step. The outcome of their work is STILLmatic!
STREETSMARTS CELEBRATES URBAN ART & CULTURE WITH COMMUNITY EXTRAVAGANZA
The San Francisco Arts Commission and the Department of Public Works plan an array of lively activities to commemorate the completion of the StreetSmARTS program’s pilot-year.
StreetSmARTS artist Cameron Moberg along with his crew of Aaron Vickery and Raymond Vivas completed this
underwater-themed mural for property owner Dana Ayoob’s 65 Oakgrove building. The beautiful piece features a sunken ship, sea creatures, and expertly lettered names of the artists along the over 100-foot wall.
Artist Cameron Moberg kicked off the StreetSmARTS program with a fantastic under water-themed mural in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood. Property Owner Dana Ayoob has been battling graffiti vandalism for years and gladly joined the StreetSmARTS program as one of the two pilot properties at the beginning of 2010.