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Graffiti & Street Art Walking Tour in NYC in Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Unplugged Tours30 Wyckoff AveBrooklyn , NY 11237
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Offered by Brooklyn Unplugged Tours, the Graffiti & Street Art Walking Tour in Brooklyn lets guests learn about the exploding phenomenon of creating graffiti and its many techniques, and see the best murals created by these artists in New York City. This walking tour in Bushwick also discusses the history of graffiti over the years, some of the top contemporary artists, and more.

Good To Know

  • Tour duration approx. 1.5 hours.
  • Bring a camera.
  • Wear Comfortable attire and shoes appropriate for the day's weather.
  • Recommended for those 12 and older.
  • Tour available in English only.
  • Groups are generally 14 people or less.
  • Learn the history of Brooklyn's graffiti.
  • Tour led by expert guide.
  • See stunning murals by street artists.

Description

from Graffiti & Street Art Walking Tour in Brooklyn
Graffiti: crime or cultural creation?
Discover an exciting world of graffiti taggers and street artists on this walking tour while viewing some of the most visually incredible murals in New York City.

Today there is more awareness than ever about the imaginative artists who bring walls, buildings and even entire neighborhoods alive with their vibrant creations. Join this walking tour in Bushwick, Brooklyn to experience fascinating works by these globetrotting innovators. Prepare to view artistic murals large and small while exploring streets pulsating with creative energy. Eyewitness for yourself why the district is rapidly becoming a world-renown center of street art, as well as New York City's premiere place of graffiti culture.

As we walk, expect to be immersed in the culture and lifestyle of today's urban artists, who hail from as far away as Europe, South America and even Asia. Learn about the top contemporary artists, their quirky personalities, and find out just how much people have been willing to pay for their work!

Discover the different styles and forms of the trade, which include murals, wheatpaste posters, tags and stencils. Learn about the techniques and varying nuances between them, and how they have developed and evolved over time.

Join this walking tour if you desire to learn more about this exploding phenomenon, or if you simply seek to see for yourself the very best murals New York City has to offer!

Please note that this tour takes place in Brooklyn.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graffiti & Street Art Walking Tour in Brooklyn

How long is the tour?
The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.


How much walking is done on the tour?
The tour covers approximately 1 mile of walking distance. It is a fairly manageable amount of walking for the average adult, child over the age of 12, or healthy senior citizen. There are no age limitations on the tour, but you are encouraged to consider the walking ability and level of interest/attention span of a younger child.


Where does the tour meet?
The tour meets in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The exact meeting point will listed on your E-ticket voucher.


Where does the tour end?
The tour ends at a local subway station in Brooklyn. Your guide will provide directions for returning to Manhattan.


Is food included on the tour?
Although food is not included in the tour, there are places to purchase a snack or drink nearby. Also, after the tour your guide will be happy to recommend some of the area's dining options.


What should I bring to the tour?
The following are suggestions for what to bring to the tour:
-Camera
-Snacks or bottled beverages
-Comfortable attire and shoes appropriate for the day's weather (tour runs rain or shine)
-Sunscreen (if summer or sunny)


How should I dress for the tour?
We suggest wearing loose, comfortable clothing; and comfortable, athletic footwear. We advise that you check the day's weather in advance and prepare accordingly, as the tour runs rain or shine. Weather conditions are capable of fluctuating within a short period of time.

Is the tour appropriate for children?
This tour has no age restrictions, but is recommended for ages 12+. Please consider your child's attention span, and capacity for walking, if you are considering bringing them on the tour. Please be aware the tour covers up to 1 mile of walking distance.


How many people will be on the tour?
This is a small-group tour, it will generally not have more than 14 people.


Does the guide accept gratuities?
Tips are appreciated, if you enjoyed the tour, but never required. 


What happens if it rains?
The tour runs rain or shine. We advise checking weather conditions in advance, and preparing accordingly.


Is the tour available in other languages?
The tour is currently available in English only.