Bushwick, Brooklyn: Street Art – The Writing on the Walls – Walking Tour

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Nowhere in New York is there such a high concentration of world-class street art as in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Once synonymous with crime and poverty, this neighborhood has emerged as the city’s premiere outdoor art gallery–walls that used to be marked only by illegal tags are now dominated by professional murals painted by international and local artists alike.

On this tour we will discuss the history of graffiti in New York and the city’s role in the emergence of the world-wide phenomenon of street art.  Visitors will learn to identify graffiti techniques and gain an understanding of the massive effort that can go into the smallest pieces.  We will see art from artists both famous and obscure–international celebrities whose work sells for tens of thousands of dollars and local hopefuls trying to break into the street art world. Perfect for art-enthusiasts, artists or simply anyone who’s ever wondered about graffiti culture, join us and be fascinated by the thrilling, dynamic canvas of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Price: $30/person

Meeting Place: In front of the Cobra Club Cafe – 6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Near the corner of Wyckoff Avenue and Jefferson Street.

Closest Trains: L Train to Jefferson Street

Tour Duration: 2 hours

Total Walking Distance: 1.5 miles (2.4km)