A look at Ames Alley’s community gallery

There are plenty of art alleys in the Mission, and almost everyone has traversed Clarion and Balmy. But how many of you have heard of Ames Alley?

This charming community gallery is tucked away on Ames Street (slightly west of Guerrero) between 22nd and 23rd. It began a few years ago as part of a neighborhood beautification project, and neighbors have been adding to the display ever since.

A foam-bearded Brian Wilson inhabits one end…

…and a sleepy bluebird proclaims his love for Ames from the other.

9 Responses to “A look at Ames Alley’s community gallery”

  1. Sweet T says:

    Hey. This is where I walk my dog. It’s cool that the gallery is getting a little recognition, but listen: I don’t want to see you kids lurkin’ around here, snapping pictures with your iPhones to put on your tumblrs and facebooks and pinterests, distracting my little pup while she’s trying to do her business. Not In My Back Yard! Because, for real, this is literally my back yard.

  2. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Wow! That’s rad, I’ve never been there. I’ll have to check it out this weekend.

  3. Rick says:

    How long ’til this place is tagged now that it’s been on Mission Mission?

  4. sfjohn says:

    14 years I lived on Guerrero and would walk my dog- buddy Fred down Ames rain or shine. It was always a fun stroll to see how the wall art had changed/morphed/progressed……I miss the ol’ ‘hood :)

  5. sfjohn says:

    P.S. all that I lived time it was never tagged – and when I moved in it was still real gang territory…..

  6. Tone Control says:

    Hipsters, nimbies, fixies, fuckheads