It's an alley between Harrison and Treat on 24th that has about 30 or 40 murals in it. First started in the 1970s by the Chicanos in the Mission. It began with the Chicano Civil Rights Movement as a way for people to reconnect with the muralist movement in Mexico and instill Mexican-American pride. It's just continued to expand over time, and now it's become a tourist destination in its own right. The entire project is a tribute to the Mexican muralist movement of Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco.
Balmy Alley, located in the Mission District, is the best place to see the most concentrated collection of murals in San Francisco. The murals began in the mid-80's as an expression of artists' outrage over human rights and political abuses in Central America. Today the alley contains murals on a…
“Mural art alley right off Valencia St. Probably the single greatest collection of mural art in SF. ”
“Good-vibes bookstore with new and used merchandise and an art gallery towards the back.”
“One of the last remaining authentic diners in the neighborhood, the food is divine and the scene is cool. ”
“Neighborhood Performing Arts Theater, concerts, shows, dance performances and local plays and productions.”