New York Graffiti and Street Art Tours
Info: New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world.
- Manhattan Street Art Tour: Join us for a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side (LES) – SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
- Williamsburg Street Art Tour: Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheat pasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art. Video projection, yarn bombing and Lock Onsculpture became popularized at the turn of the 21st century.The terms “urban art”, “guerrilla art”, “post-graffiti” and “neo-graffiti” are also sometimes used when referring to artwork created in these contexts.
STREET ART WALK
Info: Packed in the span of 2 hours you will see an eclectic, ever-evolving mix of art featuring artists from around the world. The tour includes a diverse array of mediums such as paste ups, stencils, murals, stickers, left objects and graffiti. Artists may include Willow, Roa, Sweettoof, Dain, Dee Dee, Swampy, Invader, Buffmonster, Paul Richard, C215, Over Under, Faile, Bast, HowNosm, Stikman,ASVP, Hellbent, KinoQ, Fumero, Sonni, Icy and Sot, Reka, OCMC, El Sol 25, Stik, Never Satisfied, The Yok, Sheryo, FKDL, Tristan Eaton, Beau Stanton, Cern, Cekis, Lunar New Year, Gilf, RWK, BD White, Mr. Toll and countless others.
Locations: BUSHWICK AND WILLIAMSBURG.
Schedule: SATURDAY: 11:30 AM Bushwick 2:30 PM Williamsburg / SUNDAY:11:30 AM Williamsburg 2:30 PM Bushwick
- Downtown Manhattan: A Graff tour is an exciting mixture of both the history of graffiti and what is happening today on the streets. Our tours show all types and kinds of public art including classic graffiti, wheatpaste, and stencil art. Artists you might catch on this tour include Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey (OBEY), Hanksy, Space Invader, and JR. Our tours adapt to the art as it is being created and changed creating an ever changing tour of the art of the streets. Tour Duration: The tour lasts around ninety minutes. Please arrive fifteen minutes before the scheduled start time for check-in. Private Tour: $150 (0-4 people) $250 (4-8 people) Location: Meet at the Northwest Corner of Bleecker St. and The Bowery in front of Think Coffee at 1 Bleecker St. The tour ends where it begins.
- Bushwick: is the most exciting area for street art today with walls covered with the world’s best artists. The Bushwick Collective and curator Joseph Ficalora have put together an outdoor art gallery with an incredible variety. We start with some of the early street artists like Blek Le Rat and Jef Aerosol who were pioneers in the stencil game in the early 80’s. We then move to Eelco Virus and Icy and Sot new school graffiti practitioners. Come take a tour in a neighborhood where real artists live and get down. See over 20 walls from artists like Dasic, Nychos, Rubin, Damien Mitchell, and many more.