Street Art Tour in New York City with Local Expert Guide

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Having been a place where many various cultures, races and ages meet each other, New York has developed a unique cultural background. Street art now is a valuable and important part of modern art because of its convenience and audience – people create right on the streets and other people see it, so it lets creator realize whether he is moving in the right way or not. Moreover, as it was said, various cultures are mixed, so street art is expressed in many ways, from graffiti to paintings, from painted pieces to digital art. Now you have a chance to dive into New York street culture and enjoy significant masterpieces.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Dumbo

First point is 20 Jay St. #510, which is DUMBO Walls. Jonathan Levine Gallery teamed up with the DUMBO Improvement District and Two Trees Management Co to organize the beloved DUMBO Walls street art space. Acclaimed artists such as CAM, DALeast, Eltono, Shepard Fairey, Faith47, MOMO, Stefan Sagmeister and Yuko Shimizu have created murals for the project. The space is comprised of eight walls. Find more information by visiting the DUMBO Improvement District’s official website. There is the Brooklyn flea, a giant market where you can find anything this world has seen or just watch people in their common life. You can move whether by Brooklyn or Manhattan bridge to the next point of itinerary. Watch the city’s architecture from another architecture masterpiece! Also you can visit Museum at Eldridge Street on your way.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Little Italy

The next point is L.I.S.A project, Mulberry St., Little Italy. For approximately five years, the L.I.S.A. Project NYC has commissioned artists from all across the globe to create captivating works of street art in Little Italy and nearby localities. In collaboration with the Merchants Association of Little Italy, the nonprofit collective has built an extensive portfolio of public works with the most recent ones created by Sonny Sundancer, Nick Walker, GATS, KaNOkid, Crash and BKFOXX. On your way to the next destination you can find two museums at once: Tenement Museum and International Center of Photography Museum.

Duration: 15 minutes

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At Freeman Alley you see a place full of a graffiti. Tucked in the heart of the Lower East Side, Freeman Alley is a hidden gem for perusing street art. Artists such as ASVP, Army of One, as well as Hanksy have added their artwork to the brick facade of buildings in the elusive pathway. The most recent mural is James Goldcrown’s Love Wall which features a colorful collage of spray-painted hearts. While moving to the next stop you find The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, enormous and impressive cathedral with long history.

Duration: 15 minutes

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76 E. Houston St. is Bowery Mural. Nearly 40 years ago, Keith Haring placed his artwork on the sprawling Bowery Mural wall in New York City. Shortly afterwards, countless artists vandalized the concrete canvas with their graffiti tags. However, renowned curator Jeffrey Deitch teamed up with the late Tony Goldman of Goldman Global Arts (the company that owns the wall) to enlist acclaimed artists from all across the globe to produce captivating street art on the wall. Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf and Ron English are just a handful of artists who have participated in the public art program.

Duration: 15 minutes

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Passing down the street, at 33 E. First St. you find two parks there. Our destination is First Street Green Cultural Park. Founded in 2008, First Street Green Cultural Park is an open art space located in NYC’s Lower East Side. A diverse array of artistic styles from both local and international artists can be observed in the public space. Vernon O’Meally, Karlis Rekevics, Jeromy Velasco, Alexis Duque, Emily Noelle Lambert, Justin Rodier, Marc Pelletier, Paul Paddock, Robert Plater, Phlegm and See One have won mural competitions at the East Village park.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: New York City

E. First St. is Centre-Fuge Public Art Project. Lower East Side natives Jonathan Neville and Pebbles Russell started the Centre-Fuge Public Art Project back in 2011. The pair wanted to transform boring construction sites in the region into canvasses for colorful art murals. Periodically, artists will drench the exterior walls of construction trailers with their spray-painted masterpieces. Visual artists Cycle 21, Julia Cocuzza, Mike Kuhn, Damien Miksza, Col Wallnuts and Kwue Molly are the most recent contributors to the project.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: SoHo

The mural honors “everyone that has made and continues to keep the real hip-hop alive,” they said in a statement. More precisely, the work pays homage to graffiti, rap and the era of 1970s New York break dancing. As far as details go, the cap is embellished with a graffiti-bombed subway train, the boombox plays “Planet Rock” by Afrika Bambaataa, and a Mugsy pin painted by Rock Steady Crew member Doze Green can be found attached to the old school tracksuit top Moving to the final step, you can see Whitney Museum of American Art, Ground Zero Museum Workshop and David Zwirner art gallery close to each other.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: New York City

Finally, at the Linear Park on the West Side you can see Highline Art. The High Line in NYC is an elevated park where you can not only get captivating views of lower Manhattan, but also spot a slew of striking street art. Art collective Friends of the High Line has invited artists from all parts of the world to place their artwork on the walls of buildings located near the walkway. In 2011, French artist JR created a large-scale mural portrait for his “Inside Out Project” and in 2012, Brazilian artist Kobra adorned a wall with a colorful mural inspired by Alfred Eisenstaedt’s iconic 1945 photograph dubbed V-J Day.

Duration: 15 minutes
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