This Saturday come check out the 28th Annual Alamo Square Neighborhood Association Flea Market, a giant sale with neighborhood vendors offering antiques, art and vintage items. Indie Mart joins in on the fun to offer even more unique and inexpensive finds from local crafters.
The exterior of White Walls/Shooting Gallery and the surrounding alleyways are host to local street art. Fixed upon the walls can be found poster art, this beautiful mural of a woman, stencil behind a doorway gate, and rats from Blek Le Rat. If you are in the neighborhood, be sure to step inside the gallery as well for a peek at some of the city’s most brilliant artists! Artwork can be found at Larkin and Myrtle Streets.
A painted wall in the Tenderloin showcases GIANT and Dan Plasma murals. I like the big bold lettering of GIANT and the faces and eyes that look out at the viewer from an almost tribal-like motif from Dan Plasma. Another way to enjoy art in our city from the Tenderloin!
Pen Pop: Street Art is more than just murals and graffiti. It’s the color of store displays and traffic cones; it’s a restaurant’s no-smoking notice; and it’s the handmade sign of mom & pop stores. Noticing these different compositions, colors, and mediums is one of the joys of walking around the city. See it all after the jump.
Harrington’s Pub and neighboring businesses in the Tenderloin have been dressed up with street art! It looks to be EON 75 who decorated these pillars and walls with some Irish themed street art!
Pen Pop: Remember Barteño? It’s a stylized Bart Simpson that you can see here. There are more POP culture references on the streets: from television are Dexter and DLOCS’ grape ape; a tattooed Andy Capp from the funnies; and the movies Weekend at Bernie’s and French Kiss each have a little poster. The best things in life are free! Check it out after the jump.
Small stencils and posters appear on a vacant wall on Haight Street. This one piece of construction plywood is a constant work in progress for artists in the neighborhood. Walk by every week and there’s always something new to see here!
I came across this fabulous mural in the Tenderloin this last week. It looks like the work of Ben Eine, who has shown his work at galleries in San Francisco, as well as around the world. Other work by Eine in San Francisco includes murals in the Mission District and Hayes Velley.
Pen Pal: “Pen Pal” as in paletas, as in popsicles. Yum! Pen Pal is also your friend in another country who sends you stuff. Like awesome pictures of street art in Mexico! Starting from the top with Enes Crew / Naser. Check out the rest after the jump: Por un Planeta Verde – Ecologia Social; a kiss on a wall; a sneaky esqueleto; and pasted gamelos.