Fodor's Expert Review Balmy Alley murals

Mission District Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Mission District artists have transformed the walls of their neighborhood with paintings, and Balmy Alley is one of the best-executed examples. Many murals adorn the one-block alley, with newer ones continually filling in the blank spaces. In 1971, artists began teaming with local children to create a space to promote peace in Central America, community spirit, and (later) AIDS awareness; since then dozens of artists have added their vibrant works. Be alert here: the 25th Street end of the alley adjoins a somewhat dangerous area.

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San Francisco, California  94110, USA

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