San Francisco’s Mission District is awash in art, with murals painted on most walls and fences in the area. The murals were initiated by the Chicano Art Mural Movement of the 1970s, which were inspired by Diego Rivera.
I’ve made two separate visits to just one area of The Mission in the last two weeks because I just couldn’t get enough on that first visit. When I returned this last week for a few more hours I was more centered on just the murals within a three square block area, and a few other street scenes. The art is vibrant, and a presence. As one example I have a photo of one wall from the first week, with a plain plywood board covering a section of wall, and on the second visit, someone had decided to put up some art on the plywood….why waste perfectly good space, no?
Enjoy the gallery, clicking on any photo to enlarge and/or start a slide show. You can take a look at last week’s post here