STREET ART Tours
Join PSAA for intimate and comprehensive Experience Tours of some of Portland's best murals. These tours include a live painting demonstration and tutorial by Portland muralists. Try your hands at rattle cans and learn some basic spray painting techniques! All participants also get a free bag of stickers made by local street artists and hand-printed by Rx Skulls.
We are starting these as walking tours of inner SE Portland, but plan to expand offerings to include biking and pedi-cabs tours, and to other areas of the city in the future. More summer dates will be announced soon. All proceeds of these tours will go to paying the tour leaders, participating artists, and to supporting the non-profit’s community work.
*For those of you living in Portland, if the cost of the official tour experiences is prohibitive, PSAA will still offer free public tours during Pedalpalooza, and free/discounted tours to local school groups. If there are any spaces available on the Experience Tours, day-of spaces will be given to locals in exchange for a sliding-scale fee (pay what you can).
We offer private 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. Please fill out the form below to book a private tour.
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.