Museums Without Walls: Public Art to See for Free

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The Bay Area is home to some world-class art, some of it housed in big name institutions. But you don’t necessarily have to fork out any entrance fees to get your culture fix with the kids. Over the years millions of dollars have been spent on public art, executed by both international artists and critically acclaimed home grown talent. Think Richard Serra, Diego Rivera and Leo Villareal to name a few. It’s kid-friendly, free and just waiting to be discovered. Click through for the best of the Bay Area’s public art for pint-sized patrons.

The Trick Dog Mural Project

One of SF's most beloved bars, Trick Dog in the Mission, recently rallied 14 local artists to throw up 13 new murals around the city. Half the fun is finding them! A handful of A handful of local blogs have compiled maps and directions. You can also stop by trick dog and by a cocktail named after the artists, or purchase the book they've made of all the murals. Proceeds go to two of our favorite non-profits: Precita Eyes and Creativity Explored.

Guide to Find the Murals.

Photo by Sonya Yu

What is your favorite piece of public art? Let us know in the comments below.

–Erin Feher, Emily Myers and Garrick Ramirez

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