Monday 24 June 2019
Murals In Improv Alley, Artists: Some Unknown, Some Known, Sacramento, California

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A floral design was drawn on a cinder-block wall and doorway. The third panel, "Panel C," was a portrait of a flower. A stoned man rested against a wall and dreamed of butterflies. In the distance a US Drone dropped bombs that shrunk, in the foreground, into pills that fell into the man's hand. A woman played a harp behind a dumpster with the word, "Justice," on it. A line of protesters carried a California flag, and signs. One sign read, "Imagine." Another sign read, "Schools Not Prisons." Another sequence of murals were behind wall cut-outs that were shaped like the letters, "HUM." View all


Sunday 23 June 2019
Gun Buy-Back Program, Gun As A Deconstruction Thing, 2019 How Weird Street Faire, Howard Street and 2nd Street, San Francisco, California

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The table was littered with pieces of hand guns and rifles. It was not evident if there were enough pieces to assemble a single working gun. But the risk seemed far too low to cause worry. This pile of litter served as the example of a gun buy-back program. The sign for the gun buy-back program was leaned against a table at the 2019 How Weird Street Faire. The sign read: Gun Buy-Back Help end the pollution and be the solution to gun violence No Questions Asked! Sat Dec 14 -2019- 8am-1pm United Playaz 1038 Howard St. San Francisco Handguns = $100 Assault Weapons = $200 View all


Saturday 22 June 2019
Saucy Asian Advertising Mural, 17th Street and Sanchez Street, San Francisco, California

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A face was composed of two eyes and a mouth that were painted on a yellow bowl shape. The form of the tongue and mouth made it appear as if the face were shouting or yelling. A small mural on a black wall advertised the Saucy Asian restaurant. A steamy hot, shouting bowl floated over the words, "Saucy Asian." Small wires intruded on each side. View all


Friday 21 June 2019
Thank You Mission District Mural, Artist: Richardo Richey (@Apexer), Guerrero At 18th Street, San Francisco, California

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A close up view of the center of the Thank You Mission District Mural. Notice how the spikes were all different lengths, colors, and patterns. At the top of the Thank You Mission District Mural, one spike (they gray one) was curved instead of straight. A colorful circle was painted on the wall of the "Pay and Save market." A mural by the artist Richardo Richey (also known as @Apexer) was drawn against a flat black background. A few of the spikes, at the right of the Thank You Mission District Mural, were gray. Two of them looped back to form seriously curved pointed ends. View all


Thursday 20 June 2019
Sleeping Tiger Mural 2016, Artist: Noségo, A Philadelphia Based American Artist, Wide Open Walls, 1278 L Street, Sacramento, California

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A candle was painted near to the Sleeping Tiger. It was lit, and provided a soft glow while the tiger slept. A closer shot of the fabric the Sleeping Tiger had pulled around itself. A soft floral design, over the texture of the wall upon which it was painted. A closer shot of the blue pearls floating around the neck of the Sleeping Tiger. The pearls levitated and each cast a shadow on the body of the tiger. A shot of the mural from a point of view deep inside the parking lot and gazing outward toward L Street. View all


Wednesday 19 June 2019
Sacramento Mural On Construction Fence, Artist: Unknown, Sacramento, California

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A blue squirrel appeared to say, "Gold fever." Sacramento was the closest city to the discovery of gold in the early 1800's. A sign read, "Hella Sacto." The blue tail of the blue squirrel was labeled, "Easy Livin'." Below the sign was a flower. A reproduction of the I-5 freeway symbol was labeled, "New Helvetia [sic]." Below was an old pickup truck which was labeled, "Culturally diverse." To the right of the pickup truck was an image of the Tower Bridge over the Sacramento River. It was labeled, "The 916." View all


Tuesday 18 June 2019
Oakland Bird Electric Scooter, As Semi-Human Powered Transport

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One of many Bird brand scooters was parked on a sidewalk and reclined against a parking meter. The brand, "Bird," was clearly emblazoned on its side. Two Bird brand scooters were laid on the sidewalk to expose their LED lights which indicated their state of charge. One of the main complaints against dockless scooters was that they are often abandoned in positions that make them tripping hazards. View all


Monday 17 June 2019
Marriott Entrance Mural 2018, Artist: Anthony Padilla, An American Artist, Residence Inn by Marriott, Sacramento, California

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The artist's signature was in the upper right of the mural. It read, "Kinetik Ideas." The bee nearest a parked car was huge. An actual bee that size would scare the heck out of folks. Hexagonal shapes formed a dome over the clouds. This view resembled life inside a sports ball. A hexagonal pattern, that resembled a honeycomb, decorated the facade above the entrance to the Residence Inn by Marriott in Sacramento, California. A view of the mural from above. This shot was taken from a parking structure that overlooked the Residence Inn by Marriott entrance. View all


Sunday 16 June 2019
Former Bert's Shoes Mural 1973, Artists: Frank Carson and Mitchell Aronson, 726 K Street, Sacramento, California

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A detail shot of the inside right corner. The ceiling of the entrance was painted in psychedelic designs. In the center an opening to the sky was painted. That sky did not match reality which was gray clouds and rain that day. The artist's signature was in the lower right of the mural near to K Street. The mural covered the entrance to the building. Two side walls and the ceiling were painted. A detail shot of the inside left corner of the building's entrance. The psychedelic designs matched in places and didn't match in other places. View all


Saturday 15 June 2019
Sharing Flowers Mural 2014, Artist: Clare Rojas, Side of Warfield Building, 982 Market Street, San Francisco, California

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Sharing Flowers was a tall mural on the side of the Warfield Theater building. It was painted on the west side of the building and was best viewed from Market Street looking east. The person dressed in brown stood on a box. The box was part of an abstract arrangement of shapes that formed the bottom of the mural. A new building was about to be constructed on Market Street. The mural was best viewed between construction cranes. Another mural was barely visible to the right. View all


Friday 14 June 2019
Tattoos At The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

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A blue haired man wearing neon yellow sunglasses walked shirtless around the How Weird Street Faire. His back was tattooed in the image of either eight spider legs, or six insect legs and one pair of pincers. Notice how his blue hair was accented by the aqua parasol in the distance and the aqua hula hoop to his right. View all


Thursday 13 June 2019
Bears On Bikes Mural, Artist: Lara Buelow, Church and 17th Streets, San Francisco, California

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A man road his bike south on Church Street, while on the mural behind him, three bears road their bikes north past pyramids. On the lower left of the building was the signature of the artist. Two bears appeared to race across the desert past cacti, palm trees, and pyramids. From this angle it also looked as if the bears raced away from a "Closed," sign. Sunshine, palm trees, pyramids and vents covered the wall over the first of the three bicycle riding bears. Notice that the bicycle tires lacked spokes. A view of the mural looking north along the sidewalk. The mural wrapped around a structural column that stuck out from the wall. View all


Wednesday 12 June 2019
Food, At The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

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The Savourie Streets Food Truck was parked on Howard Street and offered many classic American-style comfort foods. Although the line of customers was short just after the faire opened, the line became much longer later in the afternoon. A small rolling cart was stationed on Second Street. Called Pop Nation they offered gourmet popsicles for sale in a broad selection of flavors, such as orange vanilla cream, and sea salted dark chocolate. View all


Tuesday 11 June 2019
Mountian Lion Stage, Tehema & 1st Streets, At The 2019 (20th Annual) How Weird Street Faire, San Francisco, California

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The stage itself featured white palm trees, large stacks of black loudspeakers, and red, cartoon-like monitor speakers. The back of the Mountain Lion Stage faced the then closed Transbay Center. The stage featured a screen upon which abstract images of the folks dancing were projected. The DJ called Activation performed between two sets of cartoon-like, red, monitor speakers. View all


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