The Mission’s own, Mission-specific farmers’ market returns today at 4 p.m., and this reopening also marks the unveiling of the still in-progress recreation of the Mission Dolores Mural — a mural thought to be painted around 1790 on the rear wall of the old Mission Dolores, covered by the church’s altar around 1796, and rediscovered in 2004 via cameras lowered between the altar and the original adobe wall. Muralists Bonnie Reiss, Jet Martinez and Ezra Eismont are recreating a 20-by-5-foot mural section on a wall along Bartlett Street between 21st and 22nd, where the Mission Community Market takes place. “We want to be the Mission’s next destination mural gallery, like Clarion Alley,” says executive director of the market, Jeremy Shaw, to Mission Local.
If you want to donate to the market, either to revive a street tree or help fund the mural, do so here.
Below, a video of the market from last year, as well as a video about the mural at Mission Dolores.
Q&A;: Jeremy Shaw of Mission Community Market [Mission Local]