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September 15, 2014

A Burning Man Tour of San Francisco Public Art

While the annual Burning Man festival has grown to crowds of tens of thousands in the desert each year, the event originally started more than 20 years ago on the sands of San Francisco’s Baker Beach, just south of the Golden Gate Bridge. But even if you don’t make the annual trek to Black Rock City, you can still enjoy a slice of creative utopia during your visit to San Francisco thanks to the city’s eclectic collection of public art (which includes several pieces, such as Treasure Island’s “Bliss Dance,” that have found permanent homes here after debuting at Burning Man.) Here are a few of the interesting pieces of public artwork you’ll find throughout the city.

1. Cupid's Span, The Embarcadero 

2. Bliss Dance, Treasure Island

3. Yin and Yang, Justin Herman Plaza

4. Eclipse, Hyatt Regency

5. Crouching Spider, The Embarcadero

6. Balmy Alley, Mission District

7. Raygun Gothic Rocketship, The Embarcadero

8. Spire, Presidio

9. Maestra Peace, Mission District

10. Pax Jerusalem, Legion of Honor

11. Labyrinth, Grace Cathedral

See tour stops 12 - 23 at SF Gate.

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Photo by Louis Raphael

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