must see murals Frida Kahlo

This mural was created in the City College of San Francisco campus theater by Diego Rivera as part of his large Pan-American Unity mural.
Frida Kahlo’s impact on the city is celebrated here.
“My mural will picture the fusion between the great past of the Latin American lands, as it is deeply rooted in the soil, and the high mechanical developments of the United States.” - Diego Rivera

Must see murals Joshua Mays

Created in 2016, "Beacon Frequency Reader" by Joshua Mays. One of a series of three murals that have contributed to the transformation of downtown Oakland with huge ‘placemaker’ public art - monumental both in terms of size and intricacy.
Located at 1700 Broadway St. in Downtown Oakland. 

Must see murals Oakland Oral History Project

The Oakland Oral History Project created a bridge between Oakland’s activist past and present through art.
This project represents aspirations as big as Oakland itself. Rather than viewing the city as riddled with long-standing systemic problems — violence, poverty, inequity — the projectl uses art, storytelling and oral history to highlight Oakland’s heritage as a vibrant, growing, and resilient community. 
www.artworksforchange.org

Must see murals Banksy

Banksy has become a household name. You can find his “No Trespassing” creation at 2140 Mission Street, Mission.
While some murals bring a community together, some try to shed light on social issues.

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must see murals Antoine Marnata and Robert Gonzalez

The mural "Everyone Deserves a Home" is painted on the side of the Windsor Hotel in the Tenderloin and overlooks the Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park. The art piece was created by artists from 1AM Gallery and was commissioned by nonprofit Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing (DISH).
The single room occupancy hotel houses formerly homeless people struggling with health issues.
“We wanted to increase the literal vibrancy of the community, because the Tenderloin community itself is very vibrant,” said Doug Gary, a co-director of DISH.

Must see murals Maestrapeace mural

This iconic mural stands on the side of the Women's Building in SF

The mural features images of feminine icons from history and fiction and the names of more than 600 women written in calligraphy.
The Women’s Building is a women-led community space that advocates self-determination, gender equality and social justice.
This mural does an excellent job of telling the story of what happens inside the building and highlighting the contributions of women from all over the world. 

Must see murals Clarion Alley

Clarion Alley is a small street between Mission and Valencia Streets and 17th and 18th Streets, notable for the murals painted by the Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP).
The CAMP is an artists’ collective formed in October 1992 by a volunteer collective of six residents of the North Mission District. The mission of CAMP is to support and produce socially engaged and aesthetically diverse public art as a grassroots community-based, artist-run organization in San Francisco. CAMP receives over 200,000 visitors annually and supports over 700 artists

Must see murals Dragon School

The Dragon School was created by the iconic street artist himself, Dr. Dragon.
The School is "a grassroots initiative to empower Chinatown youth to enliven their neighborhood by teaching them to paint golden dragons. The goal would be to collectively paint 99 dragons throughout Chinatown, unifying the neighborhood by implementing a recurring visual motif on its urban structure and promoting a sense of civic pride in the youth living there."
Dragon school has since been renamed as 333arts, and continues to facilitate murals throughout the Bay Area, including two on Webster Street, ALameda