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10 Creepy Abandoned Places We’re Tempted to Explore

10 Creepy Abandoned Places We’re Tempted to Explore

Spaces all around the Bay Area have deep histories and have undergone unforeseeable transmutations. You’d be foolhardy not to expect that haunting feeling from time to time, especially in some of its long-since abandoned spaces. You don’t have to be midway through a graveyard séance…

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Candlestick Mural Unveiling: Local Art Collectives & Midway Gallery Combine Creative Forces in Bayview

Candlestick Mural Unveiling: Local Art Collectives & Midway Gallery Combine Creative Forces in Bayview

The Midway Gallery will be unveiling a selection of fourteen sizeable murals from Bayview artists and youths. The event serves as a celebration of the history and future of the transitioning Bayview-Hunter’s Point neighborhood and will take place this Saturday, June 10. Participating street artists…

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Jet’s Murals Explore Community Building Inspired by Folk Art

Jet’s Murals Explore Community Building Inspired by Folk Art

The vibrant multicolored works of Oakland-based muralist Jet Martinez can be found in the streets of San Francisco and adorning urban edifices around the world. Having spent part of his childhood in Morelos, Mexico, his works take inspiration from Mexico’s rich visual culture and folk art, exploring not only…

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Myrtle Street Art

Myrtle Street Art

The exterior of White Walls/Shooting Gallery and the surrounding alleyways are host to local street art. Fixed upon the walls can be found poster art, this beautiful mural of a woman, stencil behind a doorway gate, and rats from Blek Le Rat. If you are…

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Tenderloin GIANT and Dan Plasma Murals

Tenderloin GIANT and Dan Plasma Murals

A painted wall in the Tenderloin showcases GIANT and Dan Plasma murals. I like the big bold lettering of GIANT and the faces and eyes that look out at the viewer from an almost tribal-like motif from Dan Plasma. Another way to enjoy art in…

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Good Business is the Best Art

Good Business is the Best Art

Pen Pop: Street Art is more than just murals and graffiti. It’s the color of store displays and traffic cones; it’s a restaurant’s no-smoking notice; and it’s the handmade sign of mom & pop stores. Noticing these different compositions, colors, and mediums is one of the…

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Harrington’s Pub Mural

Harrington’s Pub Mural

Harrington’s Pub and neighboring businesses in the Tenderloin have been dressed up with street art! It looks to be EON 75 who decorated these pillars and walls with some Irish themed street art!

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POP Culture

POP Culture

Pen Pop: Remember Barteño? It’s a stylized Bart Simpson that you can see here. There are more POP culture references on the streets: from television are Dexter and DLOCS’ grape ape; a tattooed Andy Capp from the funnies; and the movies Weekend at Bernie’s and…

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Return of the Creature Feature

Return of the Creature Feature

Pen Pop: What is so engaging about this poster? Is it the matching pink pants and pink fox-face? The contrast in the casual pose and the flaming bottle? Or is it that this collage was taped together and put up as a one-of-a-kind picture? I…

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Small Stencils and Posters on Haight Street

Small Stencils and Posters on Haight Street

Small stencils and posters appear on a vacant wall on Haight Street. This one piece of construction plywood is a constant work in progress for artists in the neighborhood. Walk by every week and there’s always something new to see here!

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We Rock Hardest

We Rock Hardest

I came across this fabulous mural in the Tenderloin this last week. It looks like the work of Ben Eine, who has shown his work at galleries in San Francisco, as well as around the world. Other work by Eine in San Francisco includes murals…

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Mexico!

Mexico!

Pen Pal: “Pen Pal” as in paletas, as in popsicles. Yum! Pen Pal is also your friend in another country who sends you stuff. Like awesome pictures of street art in Mexico! Starting from the top with Enes Crew / Naser. Check out the rest…

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