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Forty years of seeing murals through Precita Eyes
Forty years ago, Susan Cervantes and her husband Luis founded Precita Eyes Muralists in San Francisco's Mission District. Since then, Cervantes and Precita Eyes have helped create more than 400 murals throughout the city and beyond. Listen here to Cervantes' interview with KALW's Crosscurrents to learn how it all came about.
SCENES FROM 2017, DREAMS FOR 2018
Precita Eyes thanks the thousands of people who joined us in 2017 to celebrate four decades of community, creativity, and collaboration in the activities highlighted below... and so many more.
Your support of Precita Eyes not only sustains San Francisco's unique mural arts organization, it literally helps provide the paint that beautifies our city's walls and public spaces.
Your donation for 2018 will help us:
• Create a scholarship fund for low-income students
• Extend mural projects to vulnerable communities
• Showcase the works of emerging local artists
• Restore historic murals
• Preserve Precita Eye's collection of cultural assets and archives
We need your help to keep our mission alive. Give a gift that enriches community through art. Make a donation to Precita Eyes Muralists here, or become a member and receive special benefits.
Shotwell and 24th Street
Once Upon a Time in the Mission
Precita Eyes Urban Youth Arts Program unveils its latest mural.
The mural is a response to the pain of gang violence that has saddened this corner. Precita worked with artists who grew up here to create this tribute to those who have passed on. Directed by Max Marttila and Fred Alvarado, with Ramiro Guillermo, Guillermo, George Crampton and Paul de Costa. Funded by a California Creative Communities grant from the California Arts Council.
New exhibition at the JCCSF looks at neighborhood identity through public art.
On exhibit through January 2018
at the JCCSF
Mission Murals: Art, Politics and Community Preservation
Having a blast celebrating our 40th anniversary gala!
Thanks to all who accompanied us. More photos here.
2017 Latino Heritage Legacy Award, Another Reason to Celebrate with us on SEPT. 30
Another Reason to Support Precita on Its 40th Anniversary
A Prize for Precita Eyes!
On Sept 15, Precita Eyes Muralists was honored with the San Francisco Symphony's annual Ellen Magnin Newman Award for outstanding community service in arts education.
Precita artists and friends in the lobby of Davies Symphony Hall
ABC7 VIDEO: San Francisco muralists celebrating 40 years of brightening Mission District
This year marks a special anniversary for an organization that's brightened part of San Francisco while inspiring people to be artistic." (KGO-TV, July, 14, 2017)