The ‘Carnaval’ mural was a project initiated by Susan Cervantes of Precita Eyes. The primary motivation behind the mural was to create a beautiful experience documenting the annual ‘Carnaval’ festival in the Mission. The mural is located where the parade route ends, and we wanted to continue the festive atmosphere.
The message of the mural is simple: to embrace the art of celebration and happiness.
About the Artists
Precita Eyes Muralists Association and Center (est. 1977) is a multi-purpose community-based arts organization that has played an integral role in the city’s cultural heritage and arts education. The organization sponsors and implements mural projects throughout the Bay Area and internationally. As a community-based mural organization, we believe that it is our mission to not only enhance the urban environment, but also to reach out to educate the community at large. We seek to do this by bringing art into the everyday lives of neighborhoods and communities in a way which is meaningful to them. We share a deep commitment to making artworks accessible, both physically and conceptually, to viewers from diverse backgrounds who may not be regularly exposed to the arts.