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Mission Community Market Reopens, Unveils SF's First-Ever Mural

Walking through the city––and especially the Mission––it doesn't take long to notice each neighborhood is bursting with colorful murals in every nook and cranny. But have you ever wondered when SF's first was thrown up on a wall for all to see? The Mission Community Market is unveiling just that tomorrow. It's a 200-year-old painting hidden inside the city's oldest structure––the Mission San Francisco de Asis––done by Ohlone artists back in 1791 under the supervision of Spanish Missionaries.

Extensively documented by filmmakers Ben Wood and Eric Blind since its discovery in 2004, what's now known as the Mission Dolores Mural is getting recreated by talented local muralists Bunnie Reiss, Jet Martinez and Ezra Eismont on Bartlett and 22nd Streets so it can be viewed publicly as part of San Francisco's rich history. It all starts at 4 pm tomorrow, so be there to witness the magic!

The unveiling coincides with the Mission Community Market's first 2011 outdoor marketplace, now that the rain is (mostly) over. The vibrant, weekly scene will host street food from 4505 Meats, Chaac Mool, Mission Pie, Arizmendi, Chile Lindo Empanadas as well as fresh produce straight from the farm, and much more. Music from Diana Gameros and Mixtiso Latin Hip Hop Dance will get the party started.

Mission Community Market, Bartlett & 22nd Streets, 4-8 pm every Thursday.