Cool Graffiti at Clarion Alley, San Francisco – Travel Photo Mondays
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I love seeing street art and visiting areas in a city that capture some wonderful urban graffiti. Usually these are found in the up and coming areas of town, where rent is cheaper and there is more freedom of expression to be found everywhere.
In the Mission District of San Francisco just off Valencia and 18th Street is a colorful graffiti alley called ‘Camp’ for Clarion Mural Alley Project. With an ever-changing palate of design, art and graffiti on every garage door, fence, and portal, the block is plastered with the tacky mixed in with fantastic street art that is constantly in flux. There is no overall theme except for ‘inclusiveness and aesthetic variety’ per the organizers. It is quite diverse in interpretation and artistic expression and there are collaborative efforts to tie in with community partners all around the local neighborhood which helps in keeping unwanted graffiti throughout the rest of the neighborhood by designating open graffiti to this one area.
Here are some photo tour and highlights of the Clarion Alley in the Mission District:
This is just a small sampling of a large alley filled with so many images to look at. The revolving graffiti gets a face lift every so often so even the favorite pieces get replaced eventually with raw and powerful images like below.
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