Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) is an artists' collective formed in October 1992 by a volunteer collective of six North Mission residents: Aaron Noble, Michael O'Connor, Sebastiana Pastor, Rigo 92, Mary Gail Snyder, and Aracely Soriano. The project creates and facilitates other artists creating murals on Clarion Alley, between Valencia and Mission Streets and surrounding areas.
"You can pick up a cheap map of all the great murals in the Mission from Precita Eyes at 2981 24th St. They also have tours. "
Inspired by Balmy Alley and other murals and muralists of San Francisco's Mission District, CAMP came together to initiate a mural project on Clarion Alley, also the source of the collective's name. While the Balmy Alley mural project focused on the theme of Central American struggle, the stated goals of CAMP were social inclusiveness and aesthetic variety.
CAMP went on to organize projects off site at the Redstone Building (in 1997), and the ILWU Building, as well as gallery installations at San Francisco Art Institute, New Langton Arts, and Intersection for the Arts. Other members of CAMP over the years have included Diego Diaz, Kate Ellis, Permi Gill, Maya Hayuk, Andrew Schoultz, Megan Wilson, Jet Martinez, and CUBA.
Today CAMP is run by a loose-knit group of volunteers.
Photo Credit: Kelly Ording / Jet Martinez