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This project will recreate San Francisco's first mural, hidden since 1796, as a piece of public art in the Mission District.

HOORAY! A private foundation is matching your pledges!!

But they have to donate through a non-profit organization, not through kickstarter. Please take a moment to donate directly to the non-profit Mission Community Market mural fund so they can get us to our goal. If not, we will lose your pledge. More funds will go to the artists this way, you will receive a tax deduction and still get your reward! Email us with questions.

Donate now: http://bit.ly/donate-mcm

More info here: http://www.missioncommunitymarket.org

Thank you!

BRINGING SAN FRANCISCO'S FIRST MURAL TO LIGHT

  • Mission San Francisco de Asis is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco.
  • Hidden inside it is a mural painted by Ohlone Indian in 1791 under the supervision of Spanish Missionaries.
  • It is San Francisco’s Oldest Mural, yet little is known about it.
  • This mural has not been in public view for over 200 years.
  • Ben Wood and Eric Blind rediscovered and digitally documented the mural in 2004.
  • This project will transform their digital documentation into a physical public mural in the heart of the Mission District.
  • The project will recreate the 18th century mural as a significant piece of Native American and California history blocks away from the original in Mission Dolores.

REVIVE HIDDEN HISTORY + BEAUTIFY THE NEIGHBORHOOD

This project is a collaboration with the Mission Community Market (MCM) on Bartlett Street. MCM is a weekly, outdoor event that celebrates the neighborhood’s diversity with fresh foods, local small businesses and youth activities. MCM's mission is to make Bartlett Street (between Mission and Valencia) a safe, beautiful, and fun public space. The Mission Dolores Mural is the perfect first step in this direction. This mural will tell San Francisco’s oldest story in a very public place, free to be seen by thousands of residents and visitors in the Mission District every day.

Where will it be painted?

85 Bartlett Street at 22nd Street in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA.

Who will paint it? 


Jet Martinez, Ezra Eismont, and Bunnie Reiss. These famed local muralists from the Mission District bring individual and complementary styles and perspectives. The combination of their talents will make the recreation of the Mission Dolores Mural a brilliant piece of public art and a long-term attraction to historians, artists, and community members alike.

What will your money be used for?

$8,300 is the basic amount needed to transform the current digital documentation into a physical mural.$14,000 is the required amount to ensure a detailed and accurate recreation with high-quality material and future maintenance.This amount also will pay for the apprenticeship of Ohlone youth, a public opening ceremony with the artists and historians, and educational programming with MCM. For years this project has been voluntary. This funding will make the story of this San Francisco mural accessible to the larger public. Help us reach our ultimate goal of $14,000 to share this California treasure!

MORE MURAL INFORMATION

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_Dolores_mural 


http://foundsf.org/index.php

http://articles.sfgate.com/2004-01-29/news/17407317_1_murals-ohlone-indian-spanish-mission

http://missionlocal.org/2010/10/forgotten-18th-century-mural/

http://missioncommunitymarket.org

http://missiondoloresmural.com

For project inquiries email jeremy@missioncommunitymarket.org

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