PRIVATE STREET ART TOURS
PSAA offers private bicycle, walking, pedi-cab, or driving tours to meet your preferences. We have led tours for public art events, corporations, media, academics, school groups and more.
PSAA directors and artists can speak about a range of topics related to street art, graffiti, and politics of public space. We typically provide 2 to 3 expert tour guide leaders, who have experience in community art making, public policy, urban and public space studies.
We can arrange for painting demonstrations and local muralists and content experts to be at tour stops so attendees can hear about the process of creating murals straight from the artists themselves, and learn about things like artistic copyright law, art management, geographies of graffiti, and much more. We can also arrange for painting tutorials with local artists so participants can learn basic techiques and try their hand at spray painting.
PSAA is a volunteer-run organization that operates on small grants, donations, and commission fees. Group tour rates vary depending on number of factors (including content, size, timing, etc.). If you are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, please ask about a discounted group rate.
In Summer 2018, PSAA Directors Tiffany Conklin & Tomas Valladares provided members of the Oregon Bach Festiavl a private ped-cab tour of downtown and the Central Eastside of Portland.
Provided the St Helens Arts & Culture Commission's Downtown Mural Project Student Team a tour of the Taylor Electric Project art happening at Clay Creative.
PSAA co-hosted a bicycle mural tour with community members from Nutcase Helmets.
In 2016, PSAA Director Galen Malcolm provided a tour of NE Alberta for art students from Mid-Peninsula High School.
Art Fills the Void! Project free public bicycle street art tour [Summer 2015]
University of Wisconsin Geography graduate student interpretive tour of Taylor Electric [Summer 2014]
Private tour and informational interview with Mario Bompart, a french journalist.
In 2014, PSAA Director Tiffany Conklin provided Dr. Paul Von Blum, a professor of African American Studies and Communications at UCLA a tour of Portland's historic African American murals, highlighting topics such as community murals, graffiti and activism, and the broken windows theory.
In the spring of 2014, PSAA had the great honor to provide a private tour for Itandehui Franco Ortiz, a member of the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca (ASARO). Itandehui is a researcher who documents and studies graffiti, political resistance, and transgression.
Private tour for NYC-based artist Hanksy [Fall 2014]