Saturday, May 16, 2015

Balmy Alley ~ An Immersion in Magic

San Francisco is renowned for its cultural treasures, but there is a nearly secret delight that visitors roaming in the Mission District often discover by accident.

Located on a garage lined back street between 24th and 25th in the Mission, the aptly named Balmy Alley is a wonderland of mural art that grew from the work of Chicana Artists called
Mujeres Muralistas in the 1970's.  In this Eternal Queens interview, Patricia Rodriguez, one of the founding members of the collective, talks about the hopeful vision that inspired their open-air gallery.

For an orientation to this vibrant inner-city block of enduring expression, visit the Balmy Alley website and SF Mural Arts for names of contributing artists.  Take a quick trip through the virtual stroll below and do not miss the magic of actually being there!

A Virtual Stroll Along Balmy Alley
Guardian of Balmy Alley