S.F.: 'Graffiti Huddle' to discuss tagging woes

S.F.: 'Graffiti Huddle' to discuss tagging woes

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Here's the deal

S.F. graffiti conference:
In some circles, graffiti is considered high art, which is why the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art stocks a coffee-table book featuring photos of graffiti images from around the Bay Area.

Property owners who've been tagged may object to such glorification, but - at least in San Francisco - they can voice their ideas about getting rid of graffiti. On April 23, from 3 to 6 p.m., San Francisco's Graffiti Advisory Board plans to host a "Graffiti Huddle" at the Hilton Hotel, 750 Kearny St. The board's goal is to "bring in all of our partners and the general public to discuss how to rid the city of graffiti once and for all." That's a tough objective in any city, let alone one that the advisory board says in a press release "is a worldwide destination for graffiti vandals. If you go online, you will see that taggers come to vandalize the city and then post their work for their peers to see all over the world." People planning to attend the April 23 forum are asked to register by going online at www.zerograffitisf.org or by calling (415) 641-2600.