Events

 

 

 

Urban Youth Arts Festival

 

18th Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival

 

18 Years Strong!

Saturday, July 19: 12pm - 6 pm

 

Precita Park
500 Precita Ave

San Francisco, California 94110


Live Art, Live Music, Food, Community, Family friendly.


Open to all, come celebrate youth/community/street art. share your skills and paint with some the bay areas best
Bridge the gap: New and Experienced artists encouraged to participate... Bring your own paint.
Limited space.

 

 

 

Some food and beverages provided,
DONATIONS WELCOME!
visit or call Precita Eyes for more info:
www.precitaeyes.org/ 415-285-2287 /xavier@precitaeyes.org

If you are a community / youth organization thats wants to outreach during the festival email us as well and we can set up a table for you!
Also artists that want to display their art/clothing during the event shoot us a email.

 

MC: BIANCA STAR

 

Live Music:
EQUIPTO
DAVINCI
AMBUSH
MONK
HAZEL L
A-1
SAC MASTA

 

...and more!

 

Volunteers needed for the UYA festival!
Please help us Set Up/Break down
Please contact Linda at sflindad@pacbell.net

 

 

 

 

Calle 24 Latino Cultural District

June 16, 2014 Calle 24 Community leaders and representatives including Precita Eyes Muralists, Founding Director, Susan Kelk Cervantes, were invited to Mayor Ed Lee’s office to witness the historic signing of the declaration designating Calle 24 Cultural Corridor the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District.
Calle 24 San Francisco, the San Francisco Latino Historical Society, San Francisco Heritage, and the Offices of Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor David Campos worked together in an effort to designate the Calle 24 (“Veinticuatro”) Latino Cultural District. The purpose of the designation is to stabilize the displacement of Latino businesses and residents, preserve Calle 24 as the center of Latino culture and commerce, enhance the unique nature of Calle 24 as a special place for San Francisco’s residents and tourists, and ensure that the City of San Francisco and interested stakeholders have an opportunity to work collaboratively on a community planning process.

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Brenda Miller Holmes Project

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/durham-civil-rights-history-mural-project

 

https://www.facebook.com/DCRHMP

 

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Precita Eyes Muralists in Sweden

Susan Cervantes was invited by Fororten i Centrum in Stockholm and City Art Lab in Goteborg to visit and share her experience and stories from the years of working with community to paint murals. Here are highlights from the trip.

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 


 

 

Welcome to an Explosion of Colours
and a Journey into
Community Mural Art
and Social Change


Date: Thursday, 13th of February 2014

Presentations: 15:00 - 16:30
Talk Show: 16:45 - 18:15
Venue: ARKITEKTUR- OCH DESIGNCENTRUM AT SKEPPSHOLMEN, STOCKHOLM


The event is free.


Printable pdf


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Bean Soup Literary Mural Dedication
Precita Eyes Muralists and Project

Artaud Invites the Public to the Bean

Soup Literary Mural Dedication


February 1, 2014
Project Artaud 17th St.
between Alabama and Florida Streets
1pm-4pm


1pm-1:30pm - Blessing Ceremony

1:30pm- 1:45pm- Dedication and poems by Bean Soup Artists and
lead artists Jorge Argueta and Susan Kelk Cervantes.

1:45pm- 2pm- Photo Shoot in front of the Mural.

2pm- Gathering and Potluck in Jackhammer Park at Artaud.
Please bring your favorite dish to share.

2:30pm- Poetry and Music by Jerry Farraza.

3pm- 4pm- Live music by “Sin Nombre”.

For more information contact
Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center at (415)285-2287
Funded by the San Francisco Community Challenge Grant Program

 


Printable pdf

 

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Susan Cervantes

 

Susan Cervantes, founder of Precita Eyes Muralists, poses for a portrait while working with her group as they put the finishing touches on their newest mural titled "Bean Soup" at the arts complex Project Artaud in San Francisco, CA, Sunday, December 22, 2013. Photo: Michael Short, The Chronicle.

Mural Matriarch Susan Cervantes

 

Makes it Big in Art

Sam Whiting, Published 6:20 pm, SFGate, Saturday, January 4, 2014

 

At sunset on the Sunday before Christmas, Susan Cervantes, the quiet queen of San Francisco wall art, is among the painters putting the finishing touches on the longest community mural of her long career. She drops down to the pavement on both knees, dips her brush in dark blue and in the bottom corner prints the words "Precita Eyes Muralists."

"I'm not too good at it," says Cervantes, 69, who has had some 500 murals to practice this signature on, but she still smudges the M as her sons Suaro and Monte watch. "Not too fancy - just simple letters. That's the way we've always done it."

The unflashy Cervantes doesn't make a big deal out of it, but murals are all about symbols, and there is symbolism in this moment. Before Precita Eyes was a Mission District arts center with a paid staff of 13 part-timers and with 7,000 visitors and 3,000 students a year, this is all it was - a signature, in the hand of Cervantes, who made up the name Precita Eyes Muralists decades ago on the spot.

 

"We didn't know it was going to last this long - 36 years," she says. Now murals painted by Precita Eyes - where Cervantes is both artist and overseer - are at public schools, hospitals and recreation centers, done in acrylic paint or ceramic tile, from Hunters Point to the Richmond District.

read more on SFGate...

 

Make a Donation to Precita Eyes

 

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Bean Soup Mural Community Painting Day


December 15, 2013

 

Bean Soup Mural Project   Bean Soup Mural Project
     
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Bean Soup Mural Project   Bean Soup Mural Project

 

 

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Precita Eyes participated in VICE Magazine's traveling event, CASA INDIO.

Muralists, Suaro Cervantes, Naoki Onodera, Xavier Schmidt, Max Martilla, and Yukako Ezoe created a live mural painting on Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th, 2013, at 1425 Folsom St. (click on images for larger versions)


 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 

 

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URBAN YOUTH ARTS
FESTIVAL


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Three Generations of Bay Area Mural

Painting:

Susan Cervantes, Daniel Galvez, Andrew Kong Knight

 

Dates: July 27-September 7, 2013

Reception:
Saturday July 27, 12 noon-2pm

Artists Talk: Saturday, September 7, 1-2pm

All invited, FREE


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Henry Sultan's 75th Birthday Party

 

Artist Henry Sultan will be hosting a one-man show-of his small mandala paintings and celebrating his 75th birthday.

There will be live performances and a silent auction All proceeds will benefit Precita Eyes Muralists

No-host bar and refreshments provided



Where:
The Social takes place at the Precita Eyes Mural Arts & Visitors Center, 2981 24th Street at Harrison Street in the Mission District of San Francisco

When: Saturday, August 3rd - 7-10PM

Questions? Contact Elaine Chu elaine@precitaeyes.org or (415) 285-2287

For event information visit www.precitaeyes.org For information about artist Henry Sultan visit www.henrysultan.com

As an inner city, community-based mural arts organization, Precita Eyes Muralists Association seeks to enrich and beautify urban environments and educate communities locally and internationally about the process and the history of public community mural art. We maintain a deep commitment to collaborating with the various communities we serve. Our dedication to collaboration guarantees that creative work produced is accessible, both physically and conceptually, to the people whose lives it impacts. We intend to bring art into the daily lives of people through a process which enables them to reflect their particular concerns, joys and triumphs.

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Historic public artwork

 

in the Mission District restored!


St. Peters Rectory


500 Years of Resistance mural painting continues to inspire local community and visitors from all over the world.


Event: Community ceremony and rededication for newly restored mural 500 Years of Resistance

Location: St. Peter’s Rectory, in front of the mural at 24th and Florida Street, in the Mission District of San Francisco

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Dedication ceremony at 5:30pm, reception to follow at Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, 2981 24th Street at Harrison.

 

For more information

 

 

Precita Eyes Proudly Presents
Friday Night Social:
SI PODEMOS
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, March 22nd at 7pm


Glide detail

 

THIS IS AN ALL AGES EVENT, EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


What:
   A spring social featuring live world music by Si Nosotros, interactive arts, artist booths, participatory mural painting, a no-host bar, and light refreshments. The interactive arts include button making, huelga flags, paper flowers and more!


Where:
Precita Eyes Mural Arts & Visitors Center
2981 24th Street at Harrison Street in the Mission District of San Francisco


When:
  Friday, March 22nd, 2013 from 7 pm-11 pm


Cost:
$5 donation at the door


Questions?
Contact Ariana Terrence  ariana@precitaeyes.org or (415) 285-2287

 

As an inner city, community-based mural arts organization, Precita Eyes Muralists Association seeks to enrich and beautify urban environments and educate communities locally and internationally about the process and the history of public community mural art. We maintain a deep commitment to collaborating with the various communities we serve. Our dedication to collaboration guarantees that creative work produced is accessible, both physically and conceptually, to the people whose lives it impacts. We intend to bring art into the daily lives of people through a process which enables them to reflect their particular concerns, joys and triumphs.



Gala Benefit & Art Auction:
Rebirth & Renewal, celebrating the
Precita Eyes Muralists 35th Anniversary...a resounding success!

 

Thank you to everyone who made our 35th Anniversary Celebration and Gala Benefit & Art Auction at the Meridian Gallery such a fabulous and eventful evening!

Our special thanks go to the sponsors, artists, supporters, staff, volunteers, performers and musicians, and especially to our wonderful guests!

Your support enables us to make art accessible to all through the unifying collaboration of the mural arts.

In Community,

The Precita Eyes Board of Directors




Gala Benefit & Art Auction:
Rebirth & Renewal continues!

 

Gala Benefit & Art Auction:
Rebirth & Renewal, celebrating the
Precita Eyes Muralists 35th Anniversary...a resounding success!

 

Thank you to everyone who made our 35th Anniversary Celebration and Gala Benefit & Art Auction at the Meridian Gallery such a fabulous and eventful evening!

Our special thanks go to the sponsors, artists, supporters, staff, volunteers, performers and musicians, and especially to our wonderful guests!

Your support enables us to make art accessible to all through the unifying collaboration of the mural arts.

In Community,

The Precita Eyes Board of Directors




Sponsored by:

Korbell CAlifornia Champagne   Sierra Nevada Precita Park Cafe   Torrani The GOod Life Market Speakeasy
         
Lagunitas Brewing Company   Anchor Steam Brewing Company   Harvest HillsCole Hardware   Wells Fargo 7 x 7 SF
         
Trader Joe's Bi-Rite Market   L's Cafe   El Matate Groundswell
         
The Sultan
Family Trust
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Alfredo Pedroza
and Wayne Bautista
  Cory & Eddie Devereaux   Casa Piazza
Bank of America Progressive Grounds

 

 



 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
   

 



 

  Keeping in our tradition of honoring our muralist colleagues, we recognized and paid tribute to artist Estria Miyashiro, once a Precita Eyes Muralists Youth Arts Coordinator. During the evening’s program, we celebrated Estria with the “Cultural Warrior Award” for his contributions to community mural art as a community leader who awakens the social and political consciousness of graffiti art.

In our 35th year, Precita Eyes Muralists honored its Founding Director and Master Muralist, Susan Kelk Cervantes.

Susan is a dedicated artist, and a pioneer of the San Francisco Mission District community mural art movement founded over 50 years ago. Susan along with her late husband, artist Luis Cervantes, established Precita Eyes Muralists in 1977. Influenced by the Mujeres Muralistas, the first collaborative group of women muralists, Susan applies the same process of accessible, community art to all ages and abilities. Along with Precita Eyes Muralists, Susan painted more than 500 collaborative murals considered some of the finest in the country.
Estria