Alemany Island Panels Going Up!

45 Families and 3 Classrooms Made it Happen

Over the last two years, family and classroom groups in the Portola painted mural panels, each one an image from our Porto-Loteria game about the Portola District in San Francisco. A few weeks ago we put the first 30 panels up on San Bruno Ave. and Alemany, across from the Farmers Market. See more photos of the volunteer work day by Simon Thorpe here. The Alemany Island Project has 3 parts: The beautiful freeway support mural designed by Corey Ferris, native garden designed by City College of San Francisco Horticulture student Davery Yim and the Porto-Loteria panels painted by neighborhood families. A great crew turned out to install and we’ll be putting up 18 more in the next few weeks. Thanks to all for their hard work, to Reanna Tong for her ongoing project management, to the Portola Neighborhood Association and Jack Tse for stewardship  and to Lia Smith for her original vision, deep outreach and resourceful project design.

The Workers panel from Porto-Loteria just installed on San Bruno Ave., SF, CA
The Workers panel from Porto-Loteria painted by Oscar Melara, just installed on San Bruno Ave., SF, CA