Muni Art Contest Winners Announced, Art to be Displayed on More Buses

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“Community-focused non-profit San Francisco Beautiful announced the winners of its second annual Muni Art contest last week, adding that the winners will receive more exposure than last year as the number of buses that will display their work has doubled, from 50 to...

City announces it will double Muni buses with art in 2017

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“Five artists beat out more than 53 contestants to place their art on Muni buses. But unlike last year, that art won’t be displayed on just 50 buses — it’ll be displayed on 100. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced its five winners for its annual Muni...

Muni Art 2017 Winners Announced

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and San Francisco Beautiful (SFB) today announced the five winners of the 2017 Muni Art Project! The theme for Muni Art 2017 is “San Francisco Neighborhoods”. The five winning artists will have their original work...

SFMTA and San Francisco Beautiful Kick-Off 2nd Annual Muni Art Program

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“San Francisco Neighborhoods” theme will feature the work of five artists on 100 muni buses The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and San Francisco Beautiful (SFB) are teaming up for the second year to showcase the work of artists living in the Bay Area....

As Part Of Revitalization Effort, New Bee Mural Buzzes Into Ivy Alley

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“As part of an ongoing effort to clean up the 200 block of Ivy Street in Hayes Valley, a new mural depicting a bee, funded by a community challenge grant from SF Beautiful, is going up this week. Located on the back wall of 342 Hayes Street, it should be completed by next...

Muni buses get art instead of ads

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“Like all modern-day Muni riders, Phillip Hua was staring down at his phone as he rode the 8AX-Bayshore on his morning commute. One stop from his destination, he looked up just long enough to notice a series of digital portraits staring down like FBI wanted posters from...

Antennas are the new utility box

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Supervisors Wiener, Christensen, Tang, and Farrell introduced a resolution this week to oppose the measure. Supervisor Scott Wiener who worked with us last year to streamline permitting and fight for neighborhood controls had this to say about AB 57: “Wireless facilities are...

Creating a BART Art Policy

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You may have read about the infamous end to the BART art installation at Embarcadero Station earlier this year. After a decades long fight in which the artist commissioned for the work accused the BART Board of “gross negligence, mutilation and degradation of art” the piece...

Interview – Nick Josefowitz

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This month we interviewed BART Board member Nick Josefowitz. Director Josefowitz represents District 8, which includes portions of San Francisco. Read his thoughts on the current state of SF Bart stations, and his plan to improve them.     What inspired you to run for...

Interview – Rachel Dinno Taylor

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As the Founder and CEO of SubArt, Rachel is working to improve the rider experience in BART and Muni metro stations. Her place-making expertise and advocacy is applied toward making San Francisco more beautiful.     What is SubArt and how did you get involved? Some of...