Summer Community Mural at Boeddeker Park

Progress after week 1

Progress after week 1

Boeddeker Park once felt somewhat dangerous and empty–sitting near the unofficial open-air drug market known as the Gauntlet, it was barren and strewn with needles. The stark 6-story facade of the Windsor Hotel overlooked the park, and it’s residents formerly had very little access to any green space. The Windsor Hotel offers converted SRO units courtesy of DISH (Delivering Innovation by Supportive Housing), and following the physical park’s facelift in 2015, we’re excited to liven up the side of their residency as well. The park is now bustling with activities including homework tutoring, bodywork, teen hoops, and classes in culinary arts and life skills. As we’ve officially begun painting for the summer, the busy, bright energy of the remodeled park is soon to be reflected by a 1AM community mural.

The 1AM Mural team has spent the last year developing designs for the 6-story mural, in conjunction with DISH, Friends of Boeddeker Park, and the Tenderloin Community. After months of revision, the finalized design includes a colorful treehouse with open doors, implying the welcoming atmosphere of the community, and inviting the viewer into the world of the mural. The houses perched on the tree branches are modelled after the familiar architecture of the San Francisco skyline, with some of their windows aligning with the windows of the building–giving the illusion the Windsor’s residents are peeking out of the treehouse windows. At the base of the tree trunk is written DISH’s motto “Everyone Deserves A Home”.

DISH’s community project manager, Ariel Fortune, explained her organization’s decision to partner with us: “They are a local organization, they have a lot of artwork throughout the Tenderloin, and both artists that are working on this piece lived in the TL at one point. They have a connection to the neighborhood; they are respected.” Thanks to DISH and the Community Challenge Grant Program, 1AM is incredibly excited and grateful to be a part of this project.

Stay tuned for the finished mural, and follow our progress on Instagram!

Final Design Mockup

Eddie Colla’s “Last Resort” with David Young V & Nite Owl

We loved showing Eddie Colla last summer so much that we’re doing it again! Last time we visited his studio, he told us about his travels to the Salton Sea… Now he has joined David Young V and Nite Owl following the last traces of winter in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The trio visited an abandoned ski resort, read the full story here on 1xRUN! And catch his new work at our San Francisco gallery alongside Bask’s this July.

Our 1AM mural team kicked off summer with a BOOM!

Check out the latest work from our 1AM mural team! They painted this explosive pop-inspired piece in Referral Exchange’s downtown San Francisco office… BOOM is their company’s mantra to get it done! For mural inquiries: murals@1amsf.com

The Blood Centers team says “Save Lives.. Donate Blood”!

We had an awesome visit from the Blood Centers team as they learned more about graffiti culture, practiced their hand at spray painting and made a mural with an important statement:
Blood Centers Workshop! Blood Centers Workshop! To schedule an event for your team, email privateevents@1AMSF.com.

Our first group of parents came for a fun graffiti mixer!

Parents from Presidio Knolls visited us to learn more about the art of graffiti and enjoyed an activity-filled afternoon with some refreshments. They created an awesome mural to support their kids’ school! Presidio Knolls Presidio Knolls

The TellApart team mastered some can control during their team offsite!

TellApart visited for our graffiti workshop and got an intensive session of spray practice. They said “We really enjoyed the session learning about tagging, street art in general, and of course spending time outside with the spray cans!” TellApart Workshop! Email privateevents@1AMSF.com to setup a session for your team

AT&T Foundry brings their team for a graffiti workshop!

The AT&T Foundry had an awesome time learning more about graffiti culture and getting a taste of spray painting and letter styles drawing. For their mural, they painted “Where Ideas Are Made”! AT&T Foundry Workshop! AT&T Foundry Workshop! Email privateevents@1AMSF.com to setup a workshop for your team!

Minted paints a big green heart with their team!

We had an awesome group event with Minted, who embraced learning about graffiti art and jumped right into creating their own mural. Great job guys! Minted Workshop! Minted Workshop! Email privateevents@1AMSF.com to book a workshop today!

SignalFuse jumped right into an awesome graffiti offsite at 1AM!

Here’s what SignalFuse had to say about their event, you guys rocked it! “We had an offsite event here with our team of 16. The majority of our group are engineers and they like to think they’re not creative, but they all had tons of fun and got their juices flowing in spite of their claims that they’re not creative. Maya and her team were welcoming, engaging and knew how to teach us squares how to get down with spray paint. We will definitely be going back and maybe even have them come into our next office to tag one of the walls for us. Thank you 1 AM Team!” SignalFuse Workshop! SignalFuse Workshop! Email privateevents@1AMSF.com to schedule an event for your team!

GE Software visits 1AM for the first time for their team offsite!

Check out the killer mural by GE Software. They collaborated together to paint “Minds + Machines” during their team-building workshop!GE Workshop! GE Workshop! Email privateevents@1AMSF.com to get the ball rolling for your offsite.