Artist: Vera Lowdermilk
Property Owner: Oscar Jackson
Artist: Vera Lowdermilk
Property Owner: Annie Yee
On Saturday, September 25, hundreds of people will gather at SOMArts Cultural Center to support Precita Eyes Muralists at ¡VIVA Muralismo!, their gala benefit and art auction. For over 30 years, Precita Eyes has brought art into the daily lives with their mural painting and tours.
Join Art in Storefronts artists and property owners to learn about the Lion’s Den and the heyday of Wentworth Alley captured in Robert Minervini’s mural. Hear about the hungry visitors who try to enter Niana Liu’s faux-restaurant installation and how local merchants have embraced her. And find out how Leland Wong photographed 100 children in less than one month.
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!
This mural, done in collaboration with Adopt-An-Alleyway youth volunteers, is a montage of images generated by interviews with local residents and the history of Wentworth Street. An accompanying audio installation intermingles excerpts from the interviews with distinct sounds from the neighborhood
This mural, based on the popular Chinese folk tale “One Hundred Children,” incorporates animated images of local children running, jumping, and playing. Staged on a bright red background and spanning nearly 32 feet, the figures signify the good fortune and abundance brought to the community though its youth.
The San Francisco Arts Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works, launches the “Where Art Lives” Graffiti Pilot Initiative.
Over the course of the 2009-2010 school year, six elementary and middle schools will participate in this new program aimed at educating students on the differences between community art and vandalism.
This mural is a work in progress that explores the healing aspect that colors have on the subconscious and their conscious effects on modern-day society. Boogie’s mural is part of the Department of Public Works and the San Francisco Arts Commission’s StreetSmARTS pilot program.
This mural features two landscapes layered atop one another. One layer depicts the bustling Market Street, rendered with loose gestural brushwork. The second landscape includes delicately painted, brightly colored cutouts of native flora and fauna that previously thrived on Market Street.