"Community Spirit" Celebrates the Life, Culture and Arts of Precita Valley
Precita Eyes Muralists' 40-year saga to remain in its 348 Precita Ave. studio is now boldly chronicled on the walls it fought to retain.
When the scaffolding came down in November at Treat and Precita Avenue behold! Fact Wino, butterflies morphing into carnaval masks, Tree Woman, Latin Rock congueros, picnics and our Urban Youth Arts Festival in Precita Park. A Mayan pyramid stands on the corner. Image of children painting the Precita Eyes logo captures the spirit of the studio at 348 Precita Avenue. Photos by Ernesto Guamán.
Day of the Dead Altars in Precita Eyes' Windows
To the left, an homage to artist Ronnie Goodman, a friend of Precita's who died this year. To the left, a wall of remembrance to friends and family and victims of violence in the US and elsewhere, put together by a Precita collaborator.
One Artist's Response to Shelter-in-Place
Have Brush, Will Transform Plywood
New mural at 1758 Fillmore harks back to the flu epidemic of 1920.
Early registration is open for the
February Virtual Urban Youth Art Workshop!
Our Murals Are All Around You
Visit them. Bask in their inspired visions.
"¡Sí Se Puede!" (1995), Cesar Chavez Elementary School at 23rd St. and Folsom
A friendly greeting shouted from a porch, a phone call, picking up groceries for a neighbor — simple gestures can alleviate the dread and sadness of the pandemic that surrounds us and break through isolation. In these difficult times, every connection strengthens our resilience.
Precita Eyes Muralists has worked for more than four decades to uplift culture and community through collective art-making led by local artists.
In March, Precita Eyes closed its store and art in response to the public health emergency. This closure will extend through the end of May. We've had to temporarily postpone or cancel new projects and our permanent programs. Our Urban Youth Arts workshops and children's art classes have been suspended. Our work in schools is on hold. Our celebrated walking tours are on pause.
These cancellations have left our collaborating and teaching artists without a source of income.
While we've been busy adapting. planning and applying for all forms of relief available to us, we also need to turn to you, our friends and community. We ask you to take a moment to revisit these iconic 24th Street murals, then support our work by aiding the hands that help the walls to speak.
Be safe and take care of one another,
—Susan Cervantes (founder/director) and the Precita Eyes Team
Help sustain Precita Eyes Muralists through these difficult times.
Every gift is a gesture of support. Every donation helps.
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.
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Precita Eyes Muralists is sponsored in part by a grant from SF Grants for the Arts
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