Public Mural Art Project
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, a legendary phenomenon celebrated and remembered throughout the world. This 50th anniversary is shared by the inception of the Wall of Respect, an outdoor mural on the Southside of Chicago that was created in 1967 by a group of artists from the Organization of Black American Culture. The initial theme of the mural was “Black Heroes,” at a time when African Americans were virtually absent from the mainstream media.
It’s Your District is organizing a yearlong celebration to commemorate the Summer of Love, to bring together Bay Area non-profits, businesses, arts, cultural and community organizations, and socially conscious enterprises and individuals who are invested in bringing forth the unheard voices of community residents and in sustaining the vitality of our community district by district.
As an effort to unite the memories of the Summer of Love and the Wall of Respect, we will be partnering with Fifty24 SF, Precita Eyes and other local artists to create murals in each district of San Francisco, celebrating the neighborhoods’ diversity and the local heroes who may not be widely known to the public.To get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org