Mission District, San Francisco

What is Mission District, San Francisco known for?


arts community

May instead of the traditional late February to take advantage of better weather. The first Carnaval in San Francisco happened in 1978, with less than 100 people dancing in a parade that went around Precita Park. Due to the existing cultural attractions, less expensive housing and commercial space, and the high density of restaurants and drinking establishments, the Mission is a magnet for young people. An independent arts community also arose and, since the 1990s, the area has been home


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: www.sfexaminer.com local 2011 12 changing-demographics-make-iconic-mission-melting-pot work SF Examiner accessdate 2011-12-19 quote These commingling cultural contrasts are at least part of what makes the Mission one of The City’s most popular and fascinating places. with a number of Latino American middle-class families as well as artists moving to the Outer Mission area, or out of the city entirely to the suburbs of East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area) East Bay

are based in the Mission. These organizations were founded during the social and cultural renaissance of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Latino community artists and activists of the time organized to create community-based arts organizations that were reflective of the Latino aesthetic and cultural traditions. The Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts, established by Latino artists and activists, is an art space that was founded in 1976 in a space that was formerly a furniture store

. The local bilingual newspaper, El Tecolote, was founded in 1970. The Mission's Galería de la Raza, founded by local artists active in el Movimiento (the Chicano civil rights movement), is a nationally recognized arts organization, also founded during this time of cultural and social renaissance in the Mission, in 1971. Late May, the city's annual Carnaval (Carnaval San Francisco) festival and parade marches down Mission Street. Inspired by the festival in Rio de Janeiro, it is held in late


arts design

Bayview-Hunters Point and the Tenderloin (Tenderloin, San Francisco).arts design 09sfculture.html Chloe Veltman, "Street Art Moves Onto Some New Streets", ''New York Times, May 8, 2010 right thumb 200px Ross Alley in San Francisco's Chinatown 1898. (Photo by Arnold Genthe (Image:Chinatownsf-large1.jpg)) It was during the 1860s to the 1880s when San Francisco began to transform into a major city, starting with massive


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Seals . Earthquakes and population shifts *San Francisco's Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco) is renowned for its densely-packed street art San Francisco Bay Guardian, Jan 18-24, 2012, p.22 along Mission Street, and all along both Clarion Alley and Balmy Alley. By 2010 street art was also being created in Hayes Valley (Hayes Valley, San Francisco), SoMa (South of Market, San Francisco), Bayview-Hunters Point (Bayview-Hunters Point, San Francisco) and the Tenderloin (Tenderloin, San Francisco). Chloe Veltman, "Street Art Moves Onto Some New Streets", ''New York Times, May 8, 2010 right thumb 200px Ross Alley in San Francisco's Chinatown 1898. (Photo by Arnold Genthe (Image:Chinatownsf-large1.jpg)) It was during the 1860s to the 1880s when San Francisco began to transform into a major city, starting with massive expansion in all directions, creating new neighborhoods such as the Western Addition (Western Addition, San Francisco), the Haight-Ashbury, Eureka Valley (Eureka Valley, San Francisco), the Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco), culminating in the construction of Golden Gate Park in 1887. The City's famous Cable Cars (San Francisco cable car system) were built around this time, a unique invention devised by Andrew Smith Hallidie in order to traverse the City's steep hills while connecting the new residential developments. San Francisco grew in cultural prominence at this time as famous writers Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Oscar Wilde spent time in the city, while local characters developed such as Emperor Norton.


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: www.nytimes.com 2011 05 29 magazine mark-bittman-san-franciscos-new-pop-up-restaurant.html "San Francisco’s New Pop-Up Restaurant" . ''New York Times'' Bittman, Mark. (December 9, 2001) "CHOICE TABLES; The Mission District: Affordable and Fun". ''New York Times'', December 9, 2001. Art scene Numerous Latino artistic and cultural institutions

are based in the Mission. These organizations were founded during the social and cultural renaissance of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Latino community artists and activists of the time organized to create community-based arts organizations that were reflective of the Latino aesthetic and cultural traditions. The Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts, established by Latino artists and activists, is an art space that was founded in 1976 in a space that was formerly a furniture store

to the Mission School art movement. Many studios, galleries, performance spaces, and public art projects are located in the Mission, including the Project Artaud, 1890 Bryant St Studios, Southern Exposure (Southern Exposure (art space)), Art Explosion Studios, City Art Collective Gallery, Artists' Television Access, and the oldest, alternative, not-for-profit art space in the city of San Francisco, Intersection for the Arts. There are more than 500 Mission artists listed on Mission


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music pid 2056161 a S.F.+Mission+District+Live+%2769.htm CD Universe, ''Santana S.F. Mission District Live '69 CD'' . Cduniverse.com (February 10, 2008). and for the KQED (KQED (TV)) documentary "The Mission" filmed in 1994. KQED, "The Mission". Kqed.org. The locally inspired song "Mission in the Rain" by Robert Hunter (Robert Hunter (lyricist)) and Jerry Garcia appeared


based programs

was shot and edited in the Mission District, home to one of the world's most active and influential graffiti scenes. New College’s main campus was housed in several buildings in the Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco) in San Francisco. The offices at 777 Valencia, and companion buildings across the street, were home to its Humanities-based programs, including the Humanities BA, Poetics, Writing and Consciousness, Media Studies, Graduate Psychology, Experimental Performance Institute, as well as a broadcast studio and administration offices. New College of California School of Law was located at 50 Fell Street in the city's Civic Center (Civic Center, San Francisco). The North Bay Campus in Culture Ecology and Sustainable was housed in Santa Rosa, California, in a building owned by the Arlene Francis Foundation, a private foundation run by Peter Gabel, former president of New College and Arlene Francis's son. The Science Institute classes were held at the Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, California, within *San Francisco's Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco) is renowned for its densely-packed street art San Francisco Bay Guardian, Jan 18-24, 2012, p.22 along Mission Street, and all along both Clarion Alley and Balmy Alley. By 2010 street art was also being created in Hayes Valley (Hayes Valley, San Francisco), SoMa (South of Market, San Francisco), Bayview-Hunters Point (Bayview-Hunters Point, San Francisco) and the Tenderloin (Tenderloin, San Francisco). Chloe Veltman, "Street Art Moves Onto Some New Streets", ''New York Times, May 8, 2010 right thumb 200px Ross Alley in San Francisco's Chinatown 1898. (Photo by Arnold Genthe (Image:Chinatownsf-large1.jpg)) It was during the 1860s to the 1880s when San Francisco began to transform into a major city, starting with massive expansion in all directions, creating new neighborhoods such as the Western Addition (Western Addition, San Francisco), the Haight-Ashbury, Eureka Valley (Eureka Valley, San Francisco), the Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco), culminating in the construction of Golden Gate Park in 1887. The City's famous Cable Cars (San Francisco cable car system) were built around this time, a unique invention devised by Andrew Smith Hallidie in order to traverse the City's steep hills while connecting the new residential developments. San Francisco grew in cultural prominence at this time as famous writers Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Oscar Wilde spent time in the city, while local characters developed such as Emperor Norton.


art projects

to the Mission School art movement. Many studios, galleries, performance spaces, and public art projects are located in the Mission, including the Project Artaud, 1890 Bryant St Studios, Southern Exposure (Southern Exposure (art space)), Art Explosion Studios, City Art Collective Gallery, Artists' Television Access, and the oldest, alternative, not-for-profit art space in the city of San Francisco, Intersection for the Arts. There are more than 500 Mission artists listed on Mission


radio shows

;Bielawski2003" Klein ran the label from a tiny office in the Mission (Mission District, San Francisco), a district of San Francisco, where he kept a pushpin-covered United States map on his wall, bearing a sign that read, "All Bands on Tour All the Time." Klein used his own late-night weekend radio shows to showcase his artist's records and he promoted them all over the country to nightclubs, record stores, and a newly blossoming array of other alternative radio stations


made famous

book author Latorre, Guisela title Walls of empowerment: Chicana o indigenist murals of California publisher University of Texas Press location Austin year 2008 isbn 0-292-71906-X pages 30–31 and inspired by the traditional Mexican paintings made famous by Diego Rivera. Some of the more significant mural installations are located on Balmy Alley and Clarion Alley. Music scene The Mission is rich in musical groups and performances. Mariachi bands

Mission District, San Francisco

The '''Mission District''', also commonly called '''"The Mission"''', is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, USA (United States), originally known as "the Mission lands" ''Daily Alta California'' newspaper, Oct 7, 1854, page 1 column 4 meaning the lands belonging to the sixth Alta California mission (Spanish missions in California), Mission San Francisco de Asis. This mission, San Francisco's oldest standing building, is located in the northwest area of the neighborhood.

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