Mural Unveiling and Artist Meet & Greet
THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2023 AT 5 PM – 7 PM
385 8th St, San Francisco
The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District commissioned prominent queer artist Serge Gay, Jr., to paint a mural on the Heron Street wall of renowned leather and gear supplier Mr. S Leather. Located at the corner of 8th Street, the mural depicts a playful human puppy surrounded by images that fit the Mr. S brand.
A public dedication of the mural will be held on Thursday, July 27, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Heron Street, with festivities inside the Mr. S showroom to meet the artist.
Serge Gay. Jr., has previously been associated with th4e Cultural District as the lead of a five-artist team which painted the 2,240 square foot mural “Showtime” on two façade of the world-famous drag bar Oasis in May of 2022. More Recently, Serge was one of sixteen queer artists whose works were shown at a salon-style Pride Popup Art Show at Herron Arts Gallery at the beginning of June just steps away from the Mr. S mural.
The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District’s vision is to rejoice, commemorate, and protect the contributions of our predecessors, contemporaries, and successors rooted in western SOMA and its diverse and marginalized peoples. United, we preserve, enhance, and advocate for the continuity and vitality of the Kinky and Queer communities of San Francisco’s LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District.
Mr. S Leather is a fixture in the San Francisco kink scene, located in the heart of the SOMA district where the leather scene was born. Come by and visit the largest kink showroom in the world to discover the very best classic BDSM gear and sex toys!
Serge Gay Jr. is a Grammy nominated illustrator/fine artist/graphic designer currently based out of San Francisco, California. The story of Serge Gay Jr. began with his birth in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and developed during his years in the U.S. His art infuses inspiration born from living in cities from coast to coast. Influences in his work can be found from the culture of his homeland, New York, Miami, and Detroit. Currently the story continues to evolve from the west coast of the United States. He is the youngest of three boys and a third generation artist. Art is in his blood and he has felt this talent for as long as he can remember.