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Balmy Alley Murals

Off 24th Street Parallel to Treat Ave and Harrison Street between 24th & 25th Streets., San Francisco, California 94110 USA

“Concentrated collection of Murals”

Balmy Alley is home to the most concentrated collection of murals in the city of San Francisco, California. It is located in the south central portion of the Inner Mission District between 24th Street and Garfield Square. Balmy Alley Looking South The project to install murals in Balmy Alley has been described, along with San Diego's Chicano Park and Los Angeles' Estrada Courts, as a leading example of Chicano mural environments giving expression to a history of displacement and marginalization traditionally experienced by Mexicans and Chicanos of the United States, and as a means to reclaim the spaces historically denied to them. The murals of Balmy Alley date to 1972, as work of the two-woman team of Patricia Rodriquez and Graciela Carillo known as Las Mujeres Muralistas. In 1984, Ray Patlan spearheaded a further project to install murals throughout the alley featuring the common theme of a celebration of indigenous Central American cultures and as protest of US intervention in Central America. This culminated in the addition of twenty-seven murals during the summer of 1985, funded in part by a grant of $2,500 from the Zellerbach Foundation. This art project proved influential, inspiring the La Lucha Continua Art Park/La Lucha Mural Park in New York City the following year

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mystery_machine

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January 02, 2018
Rated 5.0

Every garage in the alley is painted different. Plus there are TONS of murals throughout the entire neighborhood if you walk around.

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Balmy Alley Murals

Off 24th Street Parallel to Treat Ave and Harrison Street between 24th & 25th Streets.
San Francisco, California
94110 USA

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