Community, Politics & Spray Paint: Street Art and Murals of the Mission District - South

San Francisco, CA

  • Former mural: "Native American" by Dina Saadi.
  • Iced coffee and a chocolate chip walnut cookie.
  • Gang members come together to share commonalities while Mexican Revolucionarios, United Farm Workers and Brown Berets look on.
  • The controversial far right panel of "Solidarity."
  • A modern-day Ganesha with toothbrushes, umbrellas and vacuum cleaner.
  • Mario and Luigi by the Ex-Vandals.
  • Carnaval over the House of Brakes.
  • "Victorion: El Defensor de la Mision" by Sirron Norris.
  • "Manjushri" by Marta Ayala.
  • The exterior of Precita Eyes.
  • Inside Precita Eyes.

1 hour
0.6 mi
Guided by Jason

Ever since Diego Rivera introduced large-scale wall paintings to 1930s San Francisco, the city has served as an epicenter for mural art. More recently, an offshoot of the medium came to the forefront: aesthetic graffiti and street art. Come walk the streets and alleyways of the Mission District to see the works and hear the stories behind the best of San Francisco's uplifting, angry, political, peaceful, spiritual, satirical and complex urban art.

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, the best dim sum, secret speakeasies, skyline vistas and other ingredients to build the perfect day.

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Guide Points
  1. Coffee Mission & Osage Alley
  2. Lilac Alley
  3. Cypress Alley
  4. Carnaval Mural
  5. Balmy Alley
  6. Precita Eyes Muralists

About Sidewalk
Sidewalk is an app that provides free, guided walk experiences that can be created by anyone with stories to share about places they know and love.

The app navigates people through a neighborhood walk using GPS turn-by-turn directions, rich imagery and storytelling.