PRIVATE STREET ART TOURS + PAINTING TUTORIALS
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.
Most of our tours include painting demonstrations. We can also arrange for artists 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 techniques 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.
PSAA co-hosted a bike tour of Southeast Portland mural art and stormwater management features with the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services for Pedalpalooza 2019.
PSAA provided an interpretive tour of the Taylor Electric site to Lewis and Clark College Fir Acres Writing Workshop students visiting from around the United States.
PSAA provided an interpretive tour for the Emerson School of Taylor Electric, including a live painting demonstration by muralist, Matt Schlosky.
PSAA provided Trout Lake School an interpretive tour of the Taylor Electric site and a painting demonstration with muralist, Matt Schlosky and artist talk with local female multi-media artist, Wokeface.
PSAA provided the Catlin Gabel Middle School 8th Graders a interpretive walking tour of the Central Eastside and a live painting demonstration in October 2018.
A two-hour tour of Taylor Electric provided for Portland Art & Learning Studios. PALS provides local studio space for adults of mixed abilities.
Provided Adidas employees an Immersion Tour of SE Portland, along with a live painting tutorial .
Provided 65 students from Forest Grove Community School a tour of the Central Eastside and a live painitng demostration at Taylor Electric.
PSAA provided Lents Neighborhood Association members a 3-hour interpretive tour and live painting tutorial in October 2018.
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.
Provided Hollister employees an Immersion Tour of SE Portland, along with a live painting tutorial and product design expereince.
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.