About Precita Eyes
Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center
2981 24th St. @ Harrison
San Francisco, CA 94110
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M. T. Th. Fri. Sat. from 12noon to 5pm
Closed ALL Holidays
For over 40 years we have been committed to enriching communities through collaborative murals that celebrate culture, unity, history and nature. From affordable youth arts education programs to preserving and restoring the city's treasured public art relics, Precita Eyes is dedicated to using self expression as a tool for positive social change, and our work is impossible without donations and grants. Consider making a tax deductible contribution today to ensure that we can continue to thrive at www.precitaeyes.org.
“Precita Eyes is art for the people. Precita's murals are thought-provoking and really speak to issues of class struggle, racism, oppression and other relevant issues to communities of color.” –Carlos A.
“Murals are the people's art, because you don't need to have money to appreciate them, just walk down the street and take a look, learn, share and understand the story, the message.
Want to learn more about this great organization? Take a mural tour led by a knowledgeable volunteer or take a class and learn the art behind the art!
This place is also a terrific place to find gifts for the artistically inclined folks in your circle. They offer painting supplies at affordable prices and also classes and workshops that would make a great gifts.
Support the arts, support public art, support accessible public art!” –A. P.
Precita Eyes Studio
348 Precita Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
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Celebrating Community Mural Art & Culture Since 1977
As an inner-city, community-based, mural arts organization, Precita Eyes Muralists work to enrich and beautify urban environments and educate the public about the process and history of community mural art. Working with a wide variety of neighborhoods and communities, we nourish one’s inherent creativity and celebrate the beauty of their community. We maintain a deep commitment to collaboration. This dedication to the collaborative process ensures that the creative work produced is accessible, both physically and conceptually, to the people whose lives it impacts. We bring art into the daily lives of people through a process which allows them to celebrate their beauty, discover their creativity, and reflect their concerns, joys and triumphs.
Precita Eyes Muralists Association, Inc. was established in 1977, founded by Susan Cervantes and Luis Cervantes with other artists in San Francisco's Mission District. As an inner city non-profit community-based mural arts organization, Precita Eyes Muralists has played an integral role in the city's cultural heritage and arts education, to enrich and transform urban environments and educate communities locally and internationally about the process and the history of public community mural art, maintaining a deep commitment to collaborating with the various communities. Precita Eyes dedication to collaboration guarantees that creative work produced is accessible, both physically and conceptually, to the people whose lives it impacts. Precita Eyes aims to bring art to the people in every community with an opportunity to develop their individuality and confidence through creative activities and to experience unifying, positive social interaction and change through collaboration.
One of only a handful of community mural arts centers in the United States, Precita Eyes has a direct effect on arts education, tourism and economic development in San Francisco's Mission District. Precita Eyes currently offers more than a dozen low cost, weekly art classes for children, youth and adults. Additionally we provide programming and workshops in partnership with San Francisco schools and organizations. Precita Eyes also offers monthly Mural Education workshops for adults and seasonal Community Painting Workshops for the community. In addition to sponsoring and painting community murals throughout the Bay Area and internationally, Precita Eyes offers public and private mural tours for all ages educating the public about the history, process, impact and preservation of mural art.