Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) is dedicated to supporting and producing socially engaged and aesthetically innovative public art, locally and globally as a grassroots community-based, artist-run organization based in San Francisco’s Mission District. CAMP uses public art and events as a platform to support social justice storytelling and messaging. In a city that is rapidly changing to cater to the one percent at every level, CAMP is one of the last remaining truly punk venues in San Francisco.
Clarion Alley has been an enchanted site of bohemian culture at least as far back as the early sixties when artists like the Cockettes and Terry Riley performed in the same warehouse that CAMP was based in until its demolition in 2001. Over the past 30 years CAMP has produced 900+ murals and worked with 1,000+ artists, community-based organizations, and activists. In addition to works directly on Clarion Alley, CAMP has produced offsite projects in collaboration with community partners, including two international exchange and residency projects with artist collectives and community-based organizations in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2003 and 2018-present.
CAMP is an active member of the American Indian Cultural District and United to Save the Mission (USM), a coalition of 16 organizations seeking to protect our communities against gentrifying forces and to enhance the Mission neighborhood by celebrating our intersectionality and honoring our interdependence on one another.
CAMP’s community partners also include 518 Valencia/The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Arab Resource Organizing Center, Art Forces, Artists’ Television Access (ATA), Asian Art Museum, Coalition on Homelessness, Community Thrift, Gubbio Project, Hospitality House, Justice4Luis.org, LeBeau Nob Hill Market, Redstone Labor Temple, Roxie Theater, San Francisco Poster Syndicate, South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN), UC Berkeley Center for Southeast Asian Studies, United to Save the Mission, and Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP).