STREET ART Tours
PSAA offers a variety of cultural immersion street art tours in Portland!
We offer bicycle, walking, pedi-cab, or driving tours to meet your preferences and needs. We've led tours for public art events, corporations, media, academics, school groups and more.
We 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.
SLIDING SCALE PRICING: PSAA is a volunteer-run organization, and we currently do not have grants or funding to support our operations. We run PSAA on donations. Group tour rates vary depending on number of factors (including content, size, timing, etc.). Private individual tours are extremely limited, and will be accommodated if possible. If you are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, please ask about securing a discounted group rate.
In November 2016, PSAA Director Galen Malcolm provided a tour of NE Alberta Avenue street art and graffiti for art students from Mid-Peninsula High School.
University of Wisconsin Geography graduate student interpretive tour of Taylor Electric [Summer 2014]
Provided City Club of Portland with consultation and guest speaking for their tour of NE Portland street art [Summer 2016]
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.