Mission Street Art (Self Guided), San Francisco

The façades, fences, walls and sidewalks of the Mission provide a huge canvas for a vivid collection of street art. The look of buildings are transformed by the colorful, entertaining and sometimes thought-provoking creations of some exceptional talents. The district was founded in the late 18th century and is one of the oldest in the city. It is home to a predominately Latino population who provide its heart, soul and energy.

Much of the artwork you will see speaks to the local population’s hopes, aspirations and concerns as well as aspects of life that they cherish and celebrate. Take your time to study some of these magnificent pieces. There are lots of them to look at, because the Mission has the highest concentration of street art in the city. The work is often exceptional, elevating the art to a level that is something much more than mere daubings on exterior surfaces.

Enjoy your tour through the painted streets where you will come across lots of different styles and forms, such as murals, graffiti, and skater graphics. Some of the large murals in particular are incredible to witness. Elsewhere in the district, find lots of Mexican restaurants, grocery stores and activist bookstores.
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Mission Street Art Map

Guide Name: Mission Street Art
Guide Location: USA » San Francisco
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Author: naomi

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