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Murals of the Tenderloin

Join us for our encore event- Murals of the Tenderloin, an exploration of some of the greatest murals of the Tenderloin neighborhood, with a special focus on the unusually detailed and story-packed mural “Windows into the Tenderloin” by Mona Caron, at Jones and Golden Gate.

The evening will comprise of an *optional* Neighborhood Walking Tour, a short film screening, a brief slideshow, and Q&A.

Billy Priest, one of our resident Tenderloin historians, will start the evening leading a Neighborhood Walking Tour with a mural focus, leaving from the Tenderloin Museum at 6pm sharp, and ending at the same place at 7pm.

At 7:15, documentary filmmaker Paige Bierma will present her Emmy award winning short film “A Bush with the Tenderloin” (20 min), aired on KQED’s Truly California, which chronicles the creation of Mona Caron’s "Windows into the Tenderloin”.

Lastly, the muralist of "Windows Into The Tenderloin" herself, Mona Caron, will present a brief slideshow detailing the artistic and community process that generated the storytelling content of the mural, and tell stories.

Mona Caron and Paige Bierma will take questions at an informal conversation afterwards.

Mona Caron is a San Francisco based mural artist, creating site- and community-specific public murals locally and internationally since 1998. Along with "Windows into the Tenderloin" at Jones and Golden Gate, her local work in San Francisco includes the 6000 square foot Duboce Bikeway mural at the exit of the Muni tunnel at Church and Duboce, the trans-temporal fish-eye cityscape named Market Street Railway Mural at Church and 15th, the two murals at the site of Noe Valley farmer's market on 24th Street, among others. She has worked on large scale mural projects in the US, Europe and South America, has recently delved into stop-motion mural animation, and regularly engages in art-ivism creating visuals in accompaniment of social movements.


Paige Bierma is an Emmy-winning video producer, journalist, and documentary filmmaker. With a solid background in investigative journalism and activism, she's intent on making films that both educate and inspire. Her short documentary, “A Brush with the Tenderloin,” won an Emmy Award in 2013 and aired on KQED’s Truly California series.

Notes on this Adventure:
6:00pm - Walking Tour begins
7:00pm - Reception
7:15pm - Screening & Artist Lecture
- The evening begins with an *optional* 60 minute walking tour, for only $5 extra.
- Meet at the Museum. The tour will start promptly at 6:00pm.

Tenderloin Museum
398 Eddy Street (@ Leavenworth)
Thursday May 19th
6pm Walking Tour ($5)
7:15pm Screening and Artist Lecture ($8)

RSVP, here. Buy tickets, here

Earlier Event: May 13