If you're like me, your stumbles through the city have unwittingly exposed you to a variety of fascinating street art. Or maybe you're one of those cool hipsters who hangs out in the Mission, purposefully searching out every spraypainted wall your houndstooth-wearing soul can find. Either way, you may be in luck, as the 1AM mobile app allows the street art lover or creator to snap pics, and share their favorite local urban Picassos.
In the everyday bustle of San Francisco life, it can be easy to miss the colorful street art that covers the City's structures. Tucked away off the main drag or raised above street level, these murals breathe life into a concrete city, and sometimes, they do seem to be alive. Faces laugh, animals lurk, and cartoons giggle. All it takes is looking up or walking around the block to discover a masterpiece. Here are some of the best in SF.
Bring the family out to Precita Park this Sunday, July 25 from 1-6pm for an afternoon of music, dance, refreshments, and hands-on community art at the Urban Youth Arts Festival. Kids will have the opportunity to (legally!) experiment with spray painting on mural-ready panels set up in the park. The festival will also have plenty of artsy activities for kids who aren't quite old enough to wield the rattle can, including traditional painting.