Explore the mural-filled alleyways and streets of the Mission on this artist-led tour. See historic works and hear the stories behind them: how activism and art intersect in political works. Understand how the Mission District’s social movements shaped San Francisco into the revolutionary city it is today. Learn how large-scale murals are created, how graffiti writing took off in the Mission, the significance of street art to the community, and the terminology of the spray can world. See stunning political street art, and understand how graffiti writers, feminists, Latinx communities and neighborhood activists have fought, and continue to fight, to keep the soul of SF alive in the face of gentrification, preserving local culture. This tour is for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience. You will visit hidden artworks, massive displays of graffiti, and many pieces of Street art that are central to the culture of the Mission district. Instagram account to see more photos: @wildsftours #wildsf Message me if you have questions: email@example.com
We're Leong and Wes with Wild SF Tours! As a fourth generation San Franciscan, Leong is proud of where her roots grow, and won’t ever miss an opportunity to talk about the City. In her free time, she is an avid traveler, stargazer, and collector of bones and rarities. On a sunny day, you can find her in the park, with her face buried in a book about history, mythology or the counterculture. Ask her about her time in Claude Monet’s garden! Wes Leslie is a songwriter, tropical bartender, and almost-local, with a long family history in the Bay. He writes “bedroom soul” music under his name Wes Leslie which you can find on Spotify. He has spent time backpacking through much of the world, including a year living in Madrid, Spain, and has been active in the Mission District for 12 years. Message me if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stunning Four Story Women’s Building Mission Pool Vamos Gigantes Sycamore Alley Santana Mural Precita Eyes murals
Please arrive 5-10 minutes early, and give yourself extra time to grab a cup of coffee, or use the restroom at the police station across the street. The walking terrain is all flat and easy to walk!