Monday, June 20, 2011

murals in the mission

detail of mural at 24th & Capp by HOMEY (Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth)

In the Mission there are hundreds of murals within a 30 block radius, the highest concentration of any neighbourhood in the world.  Love, war, worker's rights, nature, music, spirituality, comix, community, surrealism, social justice, politics, portraits..... the streets and alleys are a living breathing gallery, changing, evolving, inspiring.  Cities should be encouraging this kind of thing, not trying to stamp it out!

Below are three details of the Culture of the Crossroads mural by Precita Eyes artists on the McDonald's at 24th and Mission:

Wouldn't you rather have your local McDonald's look like that instead of anonymous and could-be-anywhere?

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