Since 1977: Celebrating over 30 years of Community Mural Art
Precita Eyes is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to educating the public about the process and history of community mural arts, using art to bring communities together, and enriching urban environments. For over thirty years Precita Eyes has been dedicated to bringing art and community together through low-cost art classes for all ages, community mural workshops, youth apprenticeships, Mission mural walk tours, operating a discount art supply store, and more.
This event provides a platform for youth to express themselves artistically in a safe, public environment and will bring the community together in a celebration of youth and art.
For the past 23 years here in San Francisco, California, Precita Eyes Mural Arts organization has held what is called the Urban Youth Arts Festival which celebrates the culture of Graffiti here in the Bay and beyond.
This year do to the certain circumstance we're in, unfortunately we are unable to do the festival with our normal format out in the park with many folks. Although we are all having to deal with this challenging moment in time, the festival must continue and have a 24th annual presence.
This year, Precita Eyes has joined forces with Spray Latino and together we have come up with a festival that has the same concept of folks gathering to paint together but instead now it will be online with folks streaming live from various locations. At first, an online festival was cringe worthy but what took precedence was to continue the tradition for its 24th year. With this new online element we've now opened the doors to not only a world wide audience but also global online participation. folks will be streaming from all over doing either a blackbook session, a canvas painting or a piece on wall, and be shown/streamed according to a master schedule. The festival is July 18th and 19th from 7-7pm PST.
It would be an honor to have your participation in this years festival.
We always dedicate the festival to someone and this year we are dedicating the festival to
SEAN MONTERROSA AKA TUCAN BKF who was murdered by the police. Every city in the world has a Tucan and many for that matter and this is our way to recognize the beautiful life of this young individual and also stand against the police brutality that exist all over the world and make our statement as graffiti artists. Participants will be asked to paint either the name Tucan, an actual image of a Toucan, a portrait of the individual or any homage they want.
Peace and Respect.