San Francisco isn't just one of the most colorful cities in the country, it has some of the greatest public art and murals in the world. There are a wealth of local artists who regularly pay homage to the city and its disparate neighborhoods, but certain aesthetic threads run throughout, thanks to the most prolific local artists. What follows is a guide to who's making what, and treasure maps to locate each individual's current public works.
Based in San Francisco for the last 25 years, Jeremy Fish's public works are visual odes to the city, honoring local landmarks, wildlife and businesses. Though his Bronze Bunny outside the Haight Street Art Center is arguably his most famous piece of public art, North Beach is the real treasure trove of his work, both in murals and local business signage. His designs also grace his very own collection of clothes and home accessories at Upper Playground–as well as its storefront.
You know the blue teddy bears. You can't miss the blue teddy bears. Whether it's the Bad Hombre at the end of Clarion Alley, or the walls of the Children's Health Center at S.F. General, these smiling blue friends can be found all over San Francisco, thanks to Sirron Norris' dedication to the city he's lived in for more than two decades.