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Mini Series, The Mission Murals, Day 1 of 2
You can't live in San Francisco very long without becoming aware of its more than 700 public murals. These works of art decorate outdoor walls, garage doors, and fences all over the city but primarily in the Mission District. This tradition dates back to the 1930s and over the next two days we'll visit two of the best known locations for murals. First up, Balmy Alley.

Balmy Alley a single block long, is located west of Harrison at 24th Street and has been painted by artists since 1971. Balmy Alley features more than 30 colorful murals, diverse in both style and subject matter. The panoply here covers various political and social messages especially those highlighting the issues of the Latino community. Balmy Alley is located one block from the Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center which offers three different guided mural tours on Saturday and Sunday.

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