Alemany Farmers Market

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In 2003 the Alemany Market partnered with Precita Eyes to paint a mural on every stall and archway in its concrete outdoor structure. After a year of planning and three months of painting, all 80 stalls (including 16 archways) were covered by 4,000 square feet of acrylic on stucco.

Twenty artists and dozens of volunteers worked on the designs, and all were encouraged to visit their assigned stalls before starting their designs. By incorporating the local farmers selling at the different stalls in the mural designs, the entire series accomplished its goal of recognizing farmers' contributions to the community.

"The Eggman family, for example, has been selling honey at the market for almost fifty years. Pointing to the mural painted on their stall, number thirty-one, a young man working at the stand explained, 'It’s of our great uncle and aunt who were the first to start coming to the market.' He pauses, then adds, 'The murals have added so much.'"

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Alemany Farmers Market, 100 Alemany Blvd.

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