There are several street art alleys in the Mission District. Each alley came about for similar reasons – to take back the alleys and return them to the people for their enjoyment. Lilac Alley by Mission and 24th Street is one of them organized by Mission Art 415.
Mission Art 415 was created by Lisa Brewer and Randolph Bowes to support local and international street artists who work in the Mission District of San Francisco by offering supplies and a safe environment in which they can flourish creatively.
Over 10 years ago Lisa Brewer and Randolph Bowes gathered support from the community in several alleys (Lilac, Cypress, Osage and other locations in the Mission District) to have the “backdoor” of their properties become a public gallery for local residents and visitors from all over the world. They are passionate about this project. Periodically they host block parties. On a daily basis it is a part of their lives as they reside by the alley and are a part of the community.
This year Mission Art 415 is going all out presenting Meeting of Styles on September 18th, 19th & 20th 2015 on Lilac Alley. Jim Prigoff author of Spraycan Art who is in the video below will be there with an artist panel and be available to sign his books at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
There will also be food, live music, painting and vendor tables. There are still artist and vending opportunities available
We have shown you art in the alleys for the past five years. The art comes alive in the following video with soundbites from the community who make the art happen. While some art you see in the video is still up, Mission Art 415 is all about constantly changing it up.
Check out some the art we have shown you in the alley over the past five years. Art on Lilac Alley