Street Art Tour of San Francisco

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  • Duration

    - 2 hours (approx)
  • Mission District

  • Capacity

    - 40 people per tour guide
  • The street as art gallery
  • Dress

    - It's a walking tour so dress comfortably
  • Departs

    Saturdays @ 2pm
  • Meeting Location

    Clarion Alley & Mission St
  • Final Destination

    Garfield Alley


Street Art Tour of San Francisco

For 200 years, the Phoenix City has seen itself as the artistic capital of the west coast, manifesting first in the candyland color scheme of the “painted ladies” and the soft focus art deco of the WPA murals dotting the seven gold flecked hills, and in the 70s as one of the centers of the Chicano Mural movement which continues today. The third major current of public art is of course the fuzzed out generation X anomie represented by the 90’s “mission school” of painters. Come to the birth of “Wildstyle” letters, and see a vast continuum of glyphs and sigils, be they psychedelic cartoon monsters, 1930’s peans to longshoremen, or gangster bubble letters.
    The Mission District is world famous for hosting hundreds and hundreds of murals, in hundreds of styles. Both Civic minded and juvenile, we will see walls decorated in conceptually minimalist fashion, but also in the calligraphically baroque text of the West Coast “Wildstyle” of graffiti writing.

    Street Art Tour of San Francisco Highlights

  • Public walls, or “jungles” covered in “Throw Ups” and “bombs” of legendary old school heads
  • A Geodesic telescope for transforming the freeway
  • Superheros and Villains
  • Secret Passageways
  • Aztec Gods and Goddesses
  • There is plenty more artistic inspiration and wonder to be experienced on this cool ass tour


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San Francisco landmarks and attractions

  • Mission District
  • Murals, Throw ups and Bombs
  • Renowned Street Artists
  • West Coast 'Wildstyle'