Precita Eyes Store, Classes, Workshops & Tours will be closed through at least May 3.
Please stay safe and healthy!
Dear Precita Eyes Community,
Recent days have brought change and uncertainty with the spread of COVID-19. We hope you’re all taking deep breaths, tending to your loved ones, and staying as healthy and safe as possible.
Community health is our top priority at Precita Eyes. In order to do our part to limit the spread of the virus, we’ve cancelled all workshops and gatherings. In accordance with the shelter-in-place ordinance, both Precita Eyes Mural Arts Centers will remain closed through at least May 3 or when we are informed otherwise that it is safe to reopen.
As a community arts organization, we are invested in art’s ability to calm and nurture. If you need art supplies or anything else from the Center, we will do our best to make delivery arrangements, if possible. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our founding director, Susan Cervantes at email@example.com or 415-285-2287.
Our staff will work remotely during this time to continue basic administrative work as needed. However, their hours will need to be reduced significantly. If you would like to support the staff or our mural artists with donations, please donate via the link below and enter “Corona staff support” or “Corona artist support” in the Designation section:
We’ll continue to update you about changes to our programming. Until then,
Be safe and be well,
The Precita Eyes Team
PRECITA EYES SPRING/SUMMER CLASSES
Muralists to the rescue at 24th and Folsom
TRANSFORMATION OF A TRASH BIN
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The murals below are a selection of works created by many hands, guided by Precita Eyes artists, in local schools and health centers during 2019.
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ABOVE & BEYOND
Lead artists: Sarah Siskin and Fred Alvarado. Location: Kaiser Permanente Fabiola Building, 3801 Howe St, Oakland
FOREVER IN BLOOM
Lead artist: Ellen Silva. Location: Davies Medical Center, 66 Duboce St, Francisco
NEW WALLS FOR JUSTICE ON 24TH STREET
Ofrenda, prayer for justice, and show of solidarity
Corner of 24th St. and Capp St.
atop the new Calle 24 Latino Cultural District offices
SUPPORT THE HANDS THAT BRING THE WALLS TO LIFE
BUILDING COMMUNITY AROUND THE ART OF MURAL-MAKING
Over the past year, Precita Eyes Muralists has:
Left: Innovative Resistance at Impact Hub (1885 Mission St.)
Right: Boabab Rising at Ellis Gardens (350 Ellis St.)
AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 42ND YEAR,
WE SEEK YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT
"The Bay" Brings Public Art And A Golden Basketball To New Warriors Stadium At Chase Center
Located along an outdoor staircase of the new Chase Center, the 12x40-foot mosaic mural by Precita Eyes can be seen from the corner of Warriors Way and Terry Francois Blvd.
A Giant Girasol Grows At Mission Senior Housing
"Maestrapeace: San Francisco’s Monumental Feminist Mural"
The Maestrapeace mural on The Women's Building is now a book!
This year marks the 25th anniversary of MAESTRAPEACE, the fabulously detailed mural that adorns The Women’s Building in SF's Mission district. Weaving in myriad historical and sacred female figures, this monumental work highlights women's accomplishments across time and place, and envisions a world healed of injustices. With a foreword by Angela Davis, the new full color publication reveals its intricacies and nuances.
Available at Precita Eyes Store.
Baobab Rising in the Tenderloin
The new mural at 350 Ellis celebrates the Tenderloin's legacy of African-American jazz, the struggles for LGBTQ rights, local Asian culture, and the neighborhood's low-income residents.
"Innovative Resistance": Latest Mural From Precita Eyes' Youth Program
New Mural Weaves Together Treasure Island's Past, Present And Future
Laguna Honda, Finished!
Eight years in the vision, five in the making: Laguna Honda Hospital 600 foot mural dedication yesterday with District Supervision Norman Yee, whose constituents voted to help fund the project, muralists Yuka Ozoe and Elaine Chu, Precita Eyes founder Susan Cervantes, new board Kiry Luc and neighborhood naturalist Greg Gaar.
Details from the newly-finished 600 foot mural at the base of Laguna Honda Hospital, started in 2015 by Precita Eyes muralists Elaine Chu and Yuka Ezoe, with the help of dozens of community partners.
Precita Eyes Muralists, in Your Own Words
Listen to what people are saying about Precita Eyes, and take a tour of the Mission's mural-making community.
Thanks to muralists Juana Alicia and Meera Desai, youth artist and Precita collaborator Xavier Bess, Calle 24 cultural district organizer Erick Arguello, and friends at the California Historical Society Murales Rebeldes community day and the Cesar Chavez Day parade, April 2018. (Music by Manuel Obregón.)
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Our members are essential to the work we do beautifying the environment, empowering communities, and preserving cultural legacies.
• Individual ($60): Get a 10% discount on classes and workshops, and a 15% discount on store merchandise.
• Family ($100): Get a 20% discount on classes and workshops, and a 15% discount on store purchases.
• Contributor ($150): Get a 25% discount on classes and workshops, a 20% discount on store merchandise, plus two free mural tour tickets.
OPEN POSITION at Precita Eyes!
We're seeking to hire a Tour Coordinator to join our team!
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Precita Eyes Muralists is sponsored in part by a grant from SF Grants for the Arts