Murals and Mosaics

The lights of Bay Bridge are getting all the airtime right now, but they aren’t the only public art on display around the Bay area.

From highbrow humor to community-organized initiatives, public art is combating the smell of urine on street corners everywhere for sensory supremacy.

In Oakland, the Adams Point Neighborhood Group beautified its streets with tile mosaics.

Work in progress
Juan, one of the artists
The almost-finished product

In San Francisco, the Clarion Alley Mural Project is an artists’ collective that has kept murals in constant rotation since 1992.

Clarion Alley

Mural
The Haight keeps it colorful
And my personal fave, “A Sunday Afternoon in Dolores Park” by Daniel Doherty
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