South of Market

Hyenas and Eagle by Lango | Jessie Street at Sixth Street, Downtown SF

The South of Market (SoMa) District evolved from its original “South of the Slot” roots throughout the dot.com boom during the Clinton Administration. (The “slot” being the cable that pulled the cable cars on Market Street.)

The street art in the SoMa District may be a little harder to discover, but worth the effort. Some of the streets are dense and narrow, full of warehouses and delivery trucks, and even the street names are often difficult to find (or missing). But if you put in the effort, you’ll find street art from renowned artists such as Lango, Chad Hasegawa, Razen, Amanda Lynn, Milli.13, Megan Spendlove, Zio Ziegler, Kristine Brandt and many others.

SOMA mural

This area, larger in territory than the others, has less to offer in terms of quantity, but not in quality, and hardcore street art lovers will not want to miss it.

Street art by Lango

On a hot day, SoMa can be a difficult walk; the streets are long and you may have a ways to go before you’re rewarded, but rest assured the rewards are there and worth seeking out.

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