This past weekend, I went to The Napa Ruins, an old abandoned concrete company’s building that has been turned into a street art gallery since it closed in the 50s. For decades, artists were painting the walls. From what some say, most of these times, it was an underground affair
The seemingly endless saga over the George Washington High School mural took another turn Tuesday when a San Francisco Superior Court judge overturned the school district’s decision to cover up the controversial artwork. Ruling in favor of an alumni group that alleged the San Francisco Unified School District Board of
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People are gathering Wednesday to remember the life and death of Oscar Grant III. A noon vigil and rally organized by the Oscar Grant Foundation takes place 11 years after Grant was fatally shot on a BART platform at Oakland’s Fruitvale station in the wee hours of the new year.
Guest post by Shawn Saleme Early last year, the well known French artist and photographer JR, who is known around the world for his large scale urban works that address socio-economic and political issues, came to San Francisco to create a “portrait” of the city. Through his photography of individuals,
By Amanda Davis Nearly two years after the devastating Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland, the owner and the creative director of the building finally know what their futures hold. It was announced last month that the two suspects, Derick Almena and Max Harris, plead “no contest” and accepted a deal
Look around you– art is everywhere. It’s mounted gloriously on the white walls of the museum, in gorgeous sculpture gardens, and displayed on the refrigerators of doting parents. And sometimes, great art is found in the crapper. At least if you’re the legendary artist Keith Haring, who painted an awe-inducing,
I love me a good bagel, and if I could get myself up early enough I would probably get one from House of Bagels every single day. The place makes a pretty bold statement with a colorful mural adorning the storefront, with a painting like that you better be able
If you know your way around The Mission you’ve likely stumbled upon Clarion Alley. For those who haven’t, this one is for you. The way I understand it Clarion Alley Mural Project was formed by a handful of locals nearly twenty years ago. This post isn’t about the history, though.