One of the most enjoyable things about living in the city of San Francisco is how visually dynamic it is. There is simply art everywhere, but not in a way that inundates you. The most interesting pieces are hidden away in nooks and crannies, and many people often overlook the “candy” placed in prominent locations. ART on STREETS highlights this city’s art through the lens of a “Polaroid” camera (except it’s an app on the phone).
There are three impossible-to-miss murals within about a 6-block radius in Hayes Valley that are so big they almost blend in to the environment. This one is on the busy intersection of Octavia and Page, and I am sure it causes a bit of “rubbernecking” as passersby slow down, attempting to put the giant letters together as they drive or walk past. (The words “Great Adventure” are painted on the side of an apartment building.) The mural overlooks one of those new community gardens that have been popping up in unused plots throughout San Francisco. Fortunately or unfortunately, both the mural and the garden are fenced in, off limits to the general public.
What great adventure did you encounter today?