We received a grant from the California Arts Council to fund several youth mural projects on 24th Street! Here are our WALLS OF RESPECT Mural Project teachers and students in front of Carla Wojczuk's mural in Balmy Alley. So excited to see the new murals in our community created by our neighborhood youth!



Photo credit Nancy Pili.








Calle 24 SF Latino


Cultural Disctrict

invites you to a joint session with Calle 24 SF LCD Council to review the final draft of priorities and governance of the Latino Cultural District


Tuesday January 27, 2015

6:30pm to 8pm.

Brava Theatre

2781 24th Street @ York, San Francisco






Precita Eyes Muralists Add Color to

Psychiatric Ward




For the past few weeks, the staff and patients of the Psychiatric Ward on the 7th floor of San Francisco General Hospital have watched the gray concrete walls of the patio transformed into three brightly colored murals – Recovery, Wellness and Health.


Precita Eyes founder Susan Cervantes and her crew of artists and volunteers finished up their work this week. “It really uplifts the place, it’s really vibrant,” said Emily, who is part of the staff and walked into the patio briefly to congratulate Cervantes who was recently featured in the California Lottery Project Believe documentary series profiling Californians who make a difference. (Visit to watch the videos)

The three murals, commissioned by the General Hospital Heart Foundation, replaced more faded ones and depict a common goal. The “Recovery” mural, for example, features a man flying a red kite in the shape of a Phoenix that rises to recovery. It also portrays a group of people drumming and playing soccer under a yellow sun.

SF general Hospital PSychiatric Hospital  

“This one catches my attention because there are people drumming around,” said Hugo Calderón, a counselor who has been working at the Psychiatric Ward since April of last year. He helps outpatients get ready to go into the workforce.

The “Wellness” mural stars a radiant red heart inscribed with the word love. Around it, a family and butterflies dance and flit. Two children play by a tree. Buildings dedicated to love, such as the Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower surround the family, which sits beneath a rainbow.

“It’s nice not to just have concrete walls, its nice to have color in a locked facility,” he said.

Cervantes’ son Suaro who is one of the artists helping out with the murals, says that this facility has a special meaning to him because two of his good friends spent some time here. He’s glad to add color to the walls, which share the patio space with a garden, a green maze drawn on the floor, a basketball hoop, a couple of tables and some comfy heavy duty chairs set in a circle for drumming activities.

“If they [staff and patients] get excited and want to plan something, we are up for it,” said Cervantes when asked if there would be some kind of celebration to welcome the murals into the 7th floor community.

The planning for the mural began last October with staff and patients actively involved in the process. They participated in workshops to develop the ideas and themes that the mural would ultimately include. Some patients seemed responsive to having their ideas represented in the murals, others were a bit shy, said Cervantes.

With everyone’s input the team decided on three themes: Recovery, Wellness and Health or essentially what the staff and patients are working together to achieve.The team also decided on three revolving elements: the Earth, Sky and Water. With these foundations, the staff and the artists determined the murals’ final composition.

“There is a lot of food represented from different places, [and] a sailboat with a family. It’s like there is an event taking place that you are witness to,” said Cervantes of the murals’ Health design. “The fish represent people and harmony going toward their goal.”

Each mural has uplifting quotes from people like Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King and the three theme words are displayed in several languages. “It speaks to everyone,” said Calderón. Cervantes says the process of making the murals is also meant to be therapeutic. Every Tuesday, during that recreational time, patients could work one-on-one with the artist and volunteers. “I think of art as healing. It’s more transformative than anything and changes people’s lives,” said Cervantes.

As for Calderón, his favorite of the three murals is the one entitled Recovery because, “We are all trying to find ways to get back to our normal ways.”




Bernal Library Mural


Bernal Heights Branch Five-Year Reopening Anniversary Honoring New Murals!


Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 2pm

SFPL Bernal Heights Branch
500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco


more info



California Arts Council


California Arts Council Invests
in Innovative Arts Projects Designed to Boost Local Economies

Seven new projects reaching underserved communities
supported by the Creative California Communities grant program

SACRAMENTO – The California Arts Council will support seven additional projects through its new program, Creative California Communities. This program was formed in early 2014 with the goal of transforming communities by harnessing arts and culture as a key economic development strategy.







SAN FRANCISCO, July 25, 2014

2014 SFAC Galleries Passport Event


The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) hosted its signature event, Passport, on Sunday, October 26, 2014.


This unique event puts the art collecting experience in the hands of the general public. By bringing local artists into neighborhood venues, Passport attendees can “create” their own limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a customized “passport” notebook. Walking throughout Calle 24 , the Mission’s new cultural corridor, from noon to 4 p.m., hundreds of do-it-yourself art collectors will follow a designated route to collect stamps from hot Bay Area artists while discovering the small businesses that line one of the Mayor’s Invest in Neighborhood corridors.

Current San Francisco artists participating in this year’s event include: Juana Alicia, Victor de la Rosa, Val Britton, Enrique Chagoya, Kara Maria, Ranu Mukherjee, Jessica Hiche & Erik Marinovich, Sirron Norris, Kelly Ording, Chris Sollars, Alice Shaw, Jessica Sabogal, Brian Singer, Fred Alvarado, and Imin Yeh.

This fall, Passport will be celebrating its sixth anniversary. SFAC Galleries has been able to support its mission of making contemporary art accessible to broad audiences through this annual event. Over the past five years, Passport has taken over The Divisadero Corridor (2013), North Beach (2012), the Castro (2011), Hayes Valley (2010) and The Mission (2009), and worked with 50 local Bay Area artists including Barry McGee, Claire Rojas, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, partnered with 65 San Francisco neighborhood businesses and venues, managed hundreds of community volunteers and sold 1340 passports.


These Walls Speak



Sunday, October 19, 2-9PM - FREE


Balmy Alley
Between 24th and 25th at Harrison 7 Treat, SF 2-4 pm Art & Mural Painting

Print Making 2-4 pm
Free Health Clinic 2-4pm






The Art
of the Mandala

Book Signing
Henry Sultan

A collection of over 50 mandala paintings by Henry Sultan, representing a lifetime of work. colorful and varied, these mandalas range in style from abstract geometric forms to visual narratives. In his work, Sultan explores color and shape, presenting square, circular, and diamond mandalas in every conceivable hue.

Come and join us for Henry Sultan’s first book signing for “The Art of the Mandala”

When: Saturday October 11th, 7pm-10pm

Where: Precita Eyes Mural Arts & Visitors Center
2981 24th Street, SF CA 94110

50% of the proceeds benefit Precita Eyes Muralists

Funky Fresh Function

Saturday, October 4, 2014 7pm-11pm

Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center

2981 24th Street, San Francisco

Cheap Art

Free Entertainment




The Mexican Museum and Millennium Partners Commission Precita Eyes Muralists for Mural Design at New Millennium Tower / Museum Construction Site


Community-Oriented Process to Drive Design for Barricade Fence Mural

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 2, 2014 – The Mexican Museum, announces that the Museum, in conjunction with Millennium Partners, is working with Precita Eyes Muralists Assoc., Inc. to conduct a community-oriented design process that will result in a mural that will grace the barricade fence at the 706 Mission St. construction site.

This will be the new home of The Mexican Museum and Millennium Partners’ Residential Tower in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens Arts District. The Mexican Museum is the premier West Coast museum of Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano, Latin American and Latino art, culture and heritage.


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Pasta Pomodoro

Invite Your Friends and Family

to Dine with Us on

September 18th, 2014


*Prior to ordering, please present this flyer to your server. We require one flyer per table. Upon completion of the Pasta
Partnership, we will send a cash donation to your Charitable (501c or non-profit) Organization representing 20% of all qualified
guest receipts received during the Partnership period. A guest receipt is defined as the restaurant receipt excluding tax and gratuity
(i.e. subtotal). Due to the nature of the Pasta Partnership, no additional discount(s) can be applied or allowed during the visit.
Click small flyer above, print pdf and bring into restaurant.

4000 24th Street | San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 920-9904
Thursday, September 18th
All Day
Dine In & To-Go




Balmy Alley
Special Summer Tour

The Balmy Alley Experience

Thursday, September 4, 1 PM

Be one of the first to participate in a special new tour, “The Balmy Alley Experience!” Meet your guide at the Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center, 2981 24th Street, near Harrison Street at 1pm. This summer-only tour highlights the Balmy Alley mural environment as interpreted by artist/muralist Henry D. Sultan. The mural walk takes approximately 30 minutes.

*General Admission - $15/person ($12/person for San Francisco residents)

*Seniors age 65 and over - $10/each

*College students w/ID - $10/each

*Youth age 12 - 17 years - $6/each

*Children under 12 - $3/each

All tickets, including discounts for seniors, students, children and
youth available at the door on the day of the tour.

General admission tickets only are available ONLINE for advance



Other cultural and historic walking tours along the Mission Street and 24th Street corridors in the Mission District:

• Every weekend, Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center offers several different guided mural walks. Each walk features different murals, and muralists conduct all of our tours.

• Private tours, group tours, bicycle tours, bus tours, and other customized mural tours available by appointment for any day of the week.

• School field trip tours for all ages, from pre-K through college to elder hostel are also available by appointment.

For more information contact Patricia Rose at:

(415) 285-2287




Mural Mural On The Wall


By Thunder Storm
7/21/14 9:07 AM


Whether they be political messages, outpourings of talent or graffiti, murals add colour to a space, and paint a vocabulary that speaks of non-conformism and attitude in San Francisco. The walls are canvases in a constant state of flux depending on which artists have got their brushes or spray cans out, making their point about life in California’s most densely populated city. By Aruna Srinivasan


On the day that I explored the city, I found a mural near the junction of Folsom and 10th streets, which portrayed a young girl with her expressions of love. A pair of giant eyeballs stared at me from a wall on Market Street in the financial district, while a Mughal palace was perched imperiously on the walls of the top floor of that building. Elsewhere, graffiti on a collage of news clips pointed out this random statistic: “By the time you finish reading this, five out of 10 people bought something they did not need.”

Not sure if I bought that last piece of advice, since some murals are used to express personal views, while others become platforms for social concerns. While they can be found across the city, Mission District seems to be the mecca for muralists, and is also a tourist draw.


Susan Cervantes, founder of Precita Eyes Muralists Association (, an inner city, community-based organisation of muralists in San Francisco, traces it back to the early ’70s when the phenomenon started as a result of the civil rights movement, with Latinos in the neighbourhood rediscovering their indigenous and mural heritage. The results have changed the drab environment with colour and reflection of the cultural diversity in the area. “It has since spread to all regions, nationally and internationally,” she explains.

For Morgan Bricca, another mural artist who mostly does commissioned works, the reason also lies in San Francisco’s liberal image: “The murals capture the plurality of voices, experiences and opinions of the artists that create them.” Morgan also thinks that many of the public murals in San Francisco are political in nature. “I think this is typical for murals from Mexico, and so much Hispanic influence in California and the Bay area...murals by and for the people that reflect the values of the people.“


Not all murals in the city are individual and spontaneous expressions. Some are commissioned by individuals or communities. The mural of an Ohlone Village, (Native American village) painted on the Main Street Bridge in Las Gatos, a county near San Francisc, was commissioned by the town planners and created by many volunteers.

Street art or graffiti is popular in the city since you only need the owners’ approval. “Some of them are of amazing quality, and some others are just tagging and territorial nonsense,” Susan observes. Sometimes it is very difficult to get permission to paint on any wall. A shop owner might allow an artist to paint the side of the building for better aesthetic look.


As not all the works are paid for, the quality might vary. The materials used in these paintings are usually spray paints and acrylic. Precita Eyes’ artists sometimes create their works on mosaic, and combine technics like bronze relief.

For Susan, it is a mission of 40 years. “I started painting murals because they are accessible to everyone, bringing art into the lives of the communities we serve. Involving the community in the process has changed lives, built closer communities and bonded individuals who never would otherwise have mutual respect and tolerance for each other’s ideas.”




Photo Gallery: Graffiti artists tagging in the sunshine at Precita Park
San Francisco Bay Guardian
07.22.14 - 4:17 pm | Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez

        This kid was super into it, which was hilarious.
This dude's head was bangin' as he sprayed. We're not sure how he managed to make it look so good.        
Oakland got plenty of love too.   Some of the art boards were for everyone to paint, leading to some dooby-ous results. (Get it? Ha!)   Xavier Schmidt, one of the event's organizers, said this high schooler is a real up and comer in the graffiti scene.
        A San Francisco robot takes down a Google Glass wearing tech-zilla.
Mmmm, donuts.        
  Hazel Rose performed a bombastic set that the crowd, below, felt all sorts of love for.

Normally the sound of 20 or so artists rattling and spraying aerosol cans would be quickly followed by the sound of sirens. But Sat/19 the fades went up with gusto.

Artists tagged free standing art boards at Precita Park for the Urban Youth Arts Festival, an event that brings the ultimate underground art into a safe space. Attendees munched on burgers and listened to some good tunes at the festival, which is now in its 18th year.

Many of the street style murals paid homage to the Bay Area, from SF to Oakland. "We're showing our love to the aesthetic of the community," Xavier Schmidt, a 25-year-old organizer of the event and SF native, told us. One muralist hand painted a robot adorned in SF Giants and 49ers gear punching out a Google Glass-wearing Godzilla.

"We've been doing this since 1987," Schmidt said, speaking to the event's roots. Even the event's hosts, the Precita Eyes Muralists Association, have deep SF bonafides: they've been around since 1977.

"This is for solidarity, for community," he said. "It's a family event."

Kids sprayed paint and played, adults kicked back and kvetched about youngsters, SF natives complained about tech employees, and many chowed down on burgers, hot dogs, and veggies donated by the local YMCA. Local musicians A-1 and Hazel Rose came out to play too, adding the head-banging element to the day. We've embedded one of A-1's tracks below. Consider it your photo gallery soundtrack.

Names of the artists have been withheld because callin' them out on the internet would be wack. All photos by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez.


Creativity Flows at Graffiti Arts Festival

By Leslie Nguyen-Okwu
Posted July 20, 2014 6:00 am


Dozens of community artists wielding paint brushes and spray cans celebrated street art at the 18th Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival on Saturday. The festival, organized by Precita Eyes, invited artists of all ages to express themselves on 1,000 square feet of portable wall space at Precita Park on Precita Avenue near Folsom Street. Like street art itself, the canvases are ephemeral—they’re recycled from year to year.


18th Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival

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,
visit or call Precita Eyes for more info: 415-285-2287 /

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.




Live Music:


...and more!


Volunteers needed for the UYA festival!
Please help us Set Up/Break down
Please contact Linda at





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.






Brenda Miller Holmes Project





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

The event is free.

Printable pdf



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-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




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



Bean Soup Mural Community Painting Day

December 15, 2013


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




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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to view pdf




Three Generations of Bay Area Mural


Susan Cervantes, Daniel Galvez, Andrew Kong Knight


Dates: July 27-September 7, 2013

Saturday July 27, 12 noon-2pm

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

All invited, FREE


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

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 or (415) 285-2287

For event information visit For information about artist Henry Sultan visit

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.



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:
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, March 22nd at 7pm

Glide detail



   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!

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

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

$5 donation at the door

Contact Ariana Terrence 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
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.