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Tourism For Locals: Precita Eyes Paints the City Pretty - By - June 13, 2014 - SF Weekly
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Tourism For Locals: Precita Eyes Paints the City Pretty

An example of a Precita Eyes mural in Balmy Alley

San Francisco is colorful, there's no doubt about it, and San Francisco's murals reflect this in their vibrant hues.

This art form serves a dual purpose: besides being pleasing to the eye, murals are meant to be educational and uplifting. A classic example is the work done by San Francisco's very own Precita Eyes Muralists, a legendary community-based and non-profit arts collective located in the Mission District.

Established in 1977 by Susan and Luis Cervantes, Precita Eyes is one of only a handful of community mural arts centers in the United States and is responsible for more than 400 murals in San Francisco and abroad.