Like free, public art that covers a city's walls, urban landscapes and environments can change dramatically. While still skid row for some, what is now known as the Mid-Market Corridor is about to be transformed. Where store fronts remain boarded up near the Market and 6th Street, Twitter and other corporations and organizations are creating a real estate boom in one of the last remaining "cheap" places to live in San Francisco.
Amongst it all, murals, graffiti, and street art have colored the local walls of this tough part of the City. There has been a vibrant art presence for decades which is under-appreciated in a misunderstood part of San Francisco.
Tourists with a thick skin will get to see amazing sights: a huge graffiti artist spraying paint over Market St., a 6-story tall wind-driven sculpture, and two economic realities crashing in on each other.
Several amazing art galleries anchor the rich and vibrant public art along this tour. We'll start at the Luggage Store, walk over to 1AM, and then zig zag through the Tenderloin to end at White Walls on Geary and Larkin. Depending on tour times, we will visit these galleries if they are open (Galleries are all closed on Sunday, so tour may be altered a bit.)
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This tour available for WEEKENDS ONLY! Last minute bookings usually DO NOT work.
PARTY OF ONE? Please contact me for single tour rates and opportunities!
Thanks for being interested in sharing art in the streets with me.
Hey there, I've been wandering the streets of San Francisco and staring at the walls, poles, fences, and sidewalks, since 1997. The City's urban landscapes can be filled with graffiti, murals, stickers, stencils, and other creative styles. I have been documenting, writing about, and making stencils since 1995. In 2008, I wrote the book "Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art." It has over 500 photos, 400 artists, from 28 countries. I also have a website (since 2002) with over 20,000 photographs of street art documented. I have exhibited art shows as well as written essays for art books. Go here for more info: www.stencilarchive.org Full profile
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