Community Murals of Culture
(between Mission and York)
San Francisco, CA 94110
One of the striking facets of the Mission District is its distinct tradition of painting murals; even the McDonalds by the BART station is a colorful array of images painted by the community. This tradition has been part and parcel of the Mission's cultural diversity, as it has been a predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood for decades. Drawing from the early 20th-century tradition that was mastered by Mexican artists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Siquieros, Chicano artists in the Mission began to lend their hand to the beautification and cultural development by creating their own murals in 1971. Today, San Francisco has over 600 murals depicting political statements, religious icons, and historic events, with the majority centered in the Mission District.
Best Modes of Transportation:
Notes: Take MUNI 14, BART: exit at 24th St.
Parking Availability: Limited
Notes: Public transport is recommended if possible.
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