Street Art Tour
Mission Murals and Graffiti

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, views on commercialization of street art, 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.

Tour lasts 1:30-3:15pm
Reservations required, must book online
Meets near 24th Street @ Mission, near BART Station
Ends near 25th and Mission

General Admission $0 (free/pay what you wish)

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Street Art Tour Highlights


  • Introduction to street art techniques and styles
  • Stunning alleys full of graffiti art
  • History of muralism in the Mission
  • Graffiti culture and terminology
  • Lilac Alley Mural Project
  • Tales of resilience and community organizing

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