It must be mystery week cause here is another anonymous suggestion from our Create 1 of 365 page… which is alright, but we’d love to give you credit – you need not fear the spotlight
Tessa Crandall raised her hand to take credit for this wonderful tip.
Mission Trail Mural Walks
Take a guided tour of some of the Mission’s murals through the Precita Eyes organization. A couple times a week, a guide from PE takes a
group on a hour or so long walking tour of the murals. You learn about the different techniques, artists and the meaning behind some of the murals. Tours are $2-15, depending on the tour and your age. There are 4 tours offered. Get exercise, get cultured and help out an organization that brings art to kids!
… and a little bit more from the Pecita Eyes Mural Arts website:
Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, established in 1977 and currently located in San Francisco’s Mission District, is a multipurpose community based arts organization that has played an integral role in the city’s cultural heritage and arts education. One of only three community mural centers in the United States, the organization sponsors and implements ongoing mural projects throughout the Bay Area and internationally. In addition, it has a direct impact on arts education in the San Francisco Mission District by offering four weekly art classes for children and youth (18 months through 19 years) and other classes for adults. These classes and community mural projects enable children and youth to develop their individuality and confidence through creative activities and to experience unifying, positive social interaction through collaboration.
More than 20,000 students and tourists have walked from Precita Eyes as the starting point for the mural tours encompassing more than 80 murals in an eight-block walk. Precita Eyes is alive with purpose and ideas, and it is continually evolving to meet the needs of the individuals, young and old, that pass through its doors [...]