sf street art to ride to

24 April, 2010

san francisco is full of street art. anywhere from the mission, soma, to haight etc., it's there. in between and all around san francisco's mission district are posters and poetry and political calls to action. there are tribal graffiti and gothic lettering, traditional murals and lattices of tags. street art in sf has a long history and makes neighborhoods like the mission stand out. here are just a few pic 's of bikes and street art from my fair city.

favorite murals to visit are here:

Clarion Alley, between Valencia and Mission, Sycamore and 17th streets, has been a magnet for sensational art since the 1990s.

Maestrapeace, the Women's Building, 18th Street between Valencia and Guerrero streets. The monumental work was painted by seven master muralists and has become an international symbol of women's achievements.

24th Street corridor, walking east on 24th Street from Mission. A walk from Mission starts with the only muralized McDonald's around, situated in front of an impressive youth mural. Across the street are more inspired murals. Walk down Lilac Alley for the latest graffiti from masters, or down Horace Alley or Lucky Alley. Don't miss Guadalajara or Restaurante El Delfin for amazing examples of taqueria art.

Balmy Alley, between 24th and 25th streets and Treat and Harrison. This is the oldest and most famous mural alley in the Mission, started when artists organized protests against the wars in Central America.

Swoon's Angel, Hampshire off 24th Street. Swoon is a spectacular example of an urban angel in relief on a brick wall. This is ephemeral art. See it before the tyranny of time and weather prevail.

Christa said...

street art + bike ride = awesome!

I'm going to bookmark this post, thanks. :)

city girl rides said...

thanks christa!

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