Conceptualized by Anna Bloom, the ArtAroundSF app looks to open your eyes to the beautiful art in and around the city -- as often it goes unnoticed and mistaken for cheap vandalism. It is their mission to show that this is not the case.
To make the app work, a library of the art around the city must be built. Anybody with the app can take a photo, upload and add the piece of art into the app's archives. This way, a virtual museum is built where people can find fresh public art, comment and then go see it for themselves -- in person. A comprehensive list of categories include murals, architecture, statues, markets, galleries.
This tool is an ingenious way for the public to learn about and uncover unseen wonders of their own city. Hopefully this app launches in Toronto soon, I am itching to have a personal tour-guide.