**This class will meet In-Person**
San Francisco remains a vital canvas for new art, a display as current as news headlines. Our world recognized street art remains eclectic, irreverent, gutsy, gorgeous and inflammatory. Some street art offends and some uplifts and amuses. The collective living artform distinguishes the city, morphs neighborhood and ignites style wars.
Seeing this part of the city in context of its art will illuminate the dynamic cultural forces, see patterns of history and outstanding artists. The chorus of tag, paste, public message that surrounds artwork in public showcases the people, the architecture, the politics in the playground of public imagination.
Lilac Alley has been organized as an active artist space for the last several decades under Mission415 as an alternative alley for artists from around the world mostly working with graffiti and spray and sprawling on adjacent alleys in the hidden life of the Mission. Outstanding artists include Mark Bode, TWICK, Crayone. We will end at the Mission 415 Gallery adjacent to Mission Cultural Center, where the class will have a chance to meet several artists in person.