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Lowrider art show rolls in to Mission Cultural Center

Lowrider art show rolls in to Mission Cultural Center
Image: San Francisco Lowrider Council
By Hoodline - Published on September 07, 2021.

If you feel like you’ve seen more lowriders in the Mission District lately — those customized, vintage muscle cars with adjustable hydraulic suspension — you are correct. A King of the Streets event on Mission Street in mid-August was one of many meetups to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the San Francisco Lowrider Council. Their celebrations kick into high gear this month with another scheduled rally, and as Bay City News reports, a lowrider art exhibit at the Mission Cultural Center that opened today and remains on display through September 27.

 
 
 
 
 
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"It's important to remember that the San Francisco Lowrider Council exists due to community efforts to fight the racial injustice that made the council necessary to resist the San Francisco Police Department's racist actions against Latinos and people of color,” San Francisco Lowrider Council founder and president Roberto Hernandez said in a statement.

 
 
 
 
 
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The exhibit explains the history of lowrider culture in San Francisco, and its roots as a social justice movement. The display features historical photos, vintage clothing, posters, and of course vehicle parts.

 
 
 
 
 
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And there will indeed be another car rally on Mission Street. The 40th Anniversary Celebration Cruise brings the beasts back out on Saturday, September 19, starting at 2 p.m. at the Mission Cultural Center.

 

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Posted by Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

But the art exhibit is on display for the next three weeks at the Mission Cultural Center. We’ll remind you that you must display proof of vaccination to enter the Mission Cultural Center, and masks are required at all times.


The San Francisco Lowrider Council 40th Anniversary Exhibit is at the Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street, open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.