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Block Walk Mid-Market: Million Dollar Sculptures, Spray Paint & Hidden Artwork

San Francisco, CA


  • Up close with "Caruso's Dream" at night. Photo: Brian Goggin.
  • "Remembering Jade" by Os Gemeos. Photo: Juxtapoz.
  • "Venus" stands in the Trinity Place courtyard. Photo: Mike Moffitt/SFGATE.
  • A crane installs the head on top of the statue of Venus. Photo: Trinity Place.
  • Close up of the muses in "Live Outside."
  • "Live Outside" by Alynn-Mags.
  • The artist's designs for the installation. Photo: Brian Goggin.

30 minutes
0.9 mi
Guided by Jason
Jason

Overview

In a city known for its murals, street artists and public art, the Mid-Market district is packed with noteworthy works. Whimsical, colorful, monumental and yet often obscured, the art in the neighborhood often goes unnoticed. Come on a quick stroll to find four pivotal murals and sculptures that represent the best of the local and international, low-end and luxury art world in SF. Along the way, I'll explain why there has been an explosion in public art in this area over the past couple of years.


About Your Guide

I am all about exploring local history, architecture, food and art to learn about how places came to be. You can find me in search of hidden places, tasty dim sum, high-design speakeasies, skyline vistas and other ingredients to build the perfect day.


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Guide Points

  1. Os Gemeos Mural

    Art hides in plain sight throughout the city; you just need to know where to look.

  2. Venus

    Welcome to Trinity Place, a mixed income housing facility aimed to supply more housing for the tech employees working at Mid-Market companiā€¦

  3. Live Outside Mural

    You are standing in front of _Live Outside,_ a 2014 mural by SF street art collaborators "Alynn-Mags."

  4. Caruso's Dream

    _Caruso's Dream_ features 13 glass and metal pianos falling from the windows of the AVA apartment building. Another 1% for the arts campaigā€¦


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