Healthy Parks, Healthy People WPA Mural Walk

FREE “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” WPA Mural Walk

When: Sat, August 1st, 10:00am - 12:00pm

START: Coit Tower parking lot END: Maritime Museum, 900 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA

Join a guided art history and exercise walk on Saturday, August 1st, led by historians and interpreters from San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and Protect Coit Tower.  The walk starts at Coit Tower at 10 AM and will end at noon at the Maritime Museum building, in Aquatic Park, just over one mile, all downhill, one-way.

The art talk will feature the murals and decorative arts of these two 1930s WPA Federal Art Project gems—contrasting the Coit Tower’s realism and pro-labor message with the Maritime Museum’s fantastical-surreal undersea “Lost Continents of Atlantis and Mu” painted by Hilaire Hiler and the Art Moderne bas relief and mosaics by Sargent Johnson. Along the way, you will enjoy light stretching and a brisk walk through North Beach, one of the most colorful neighborhoods in the city.

Please be sure to dress comfortably, wear sneakers or walking shoes, bring a water bottle, and bring sun protection. This is a free public event. Participants will be responsible for their return to their point of origin. No registration required. The 39 MUNI bus serves Fisherman’s Wharf and Coit Tower.  For more information on the 39 bus, see http://transit.511.org/accessible/index.aspx

Contact: For more information, please call (415)561-7170

 

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