Muni Art 2023 

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Pond with a swan, two jumping koi, water lilies and trees with flowers

The Botanical Gardens” by Alice Wu, 2023 Muni Artist, 10th grade 

We’re partnering with San Francisco Beautiful for the eighth year of Muni Art! The 2023 theme is “Sights of San Francisco” and for the first time, the project collaborated with both, San Francisco Unified School District for the artist competition and 826 Valencia for the poetry competition. Established in 2002, 826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students who live in under-resourced communities in San Francisco with their writing skills. The student poets are enrolled in free programming at 826 Valencia's Mission Center.  

The 2023 Muni artists are: 

Alice Wu 10th Grade 

Annie Aguilar 11th Grade 

Isabel Lombardi-Coronel 11th Grade 

Natalie Diener 12th Grade 

Vilma Ramirez 11th Grade

The five local poets and poems are: 

Abner Valencia, “What You Get at Bernal Heights”  Age 16 

Jake Dominguez, “I Like Chinatown”  Age 8 

Jennifer Lopez, “The Wondrous San Francisco Zoo”  Age 10   

Maya Van Artsdalen, “The Botanical Gardens”  Age 13 

Vanessa Rodriguez, “The Rhythm of Baker Beach”  Age 9 

In addition to creating these incredible works of art, the student artists maintain a 3.5 or higher-grade point average at their respective schools. You can see the five winning local artists and poets original work on your next Muni ride, beginning in January.  

For more information, visit Press Release - SFMTA Muni Art Kick Off 2023 or SF Beautiful Website (