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    Brooklyn Street Art Walking Tour

    Dislike all of the non-sanctioned signage that covers the cities subways and streets? Take a closer look at graffiti and the culture surrounding it and you just might gain a new appreciation. Check out Brooklyn's best murals while your guide tells you about the borough's growing art scene and the lifestyles of the urban artists who come from all over the world to put their mark on New York City. See murals that cover entire brick walls, as well as fun-yet-simple creations that decorate smaller objects like signs. Learn why this area's graffiti culture is one of the best in the world, and hear about how people trade art, including murals, wheatpaste posters, tags and stencils. You'll discover different techniques, subtleties between artists, and the evolving styles that bring this neighborhood to life. Hear about the quirky personalities of the top artists and how much dough people have shelled out for their finest work. By the time you end your tour on Bogart Street, you'll have a whole new set of eyes to see a work of art in what you used to call graffiti.
    Brooklyn Street Art Walking Tour

    Bushwick, Brooklyn

    • Get to know Brooklyn's famous street art scene on this 1.5-hour walking tour of the Bushwick neighborhood
    • Learn about the diversity of local street artists and how they treat anything with a surface as a canvas for art
    • See murals big and small as you hit the pavement for an interesting tour filled with imagination around every turn and lamp post
    • Gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the underground art form, graffiti
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    Williamsburg Walking Tour: History, Culture and Art Scene

    Is Williamsburg a little too hip for you to handle on your own? Not to worry, this tour will have you in an ironic t-shirt and skinny jeans in no time! Get to know Brooklyn's history and modern-day culture on this informative two-hour walking tour through one of New York City's trendiest neighborhoods, Williamsburg. Your local guide will help you discover the borough's rich heritage, hip businesses and contemporary street art scene. While you explore this laid-back neighborhood, you'll see historical buildings, pass by boutiques and cafes, and stop for a photo op of the Manhattan skyline from the waterfront. Oh, and you don't actually have to make the wardrobe change -- unless you want to.
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    Williamsburg Walking Tour: History, Culture and Art Scene

    169 N 7th St, Brooklyn

    • Explore Williamsburg with a knowledgeable tour guide while you listen to anecdotes about Brooklyn's compelling heritage and history
    • Learn how the borough has been culturally transformed in recent years and get the inside scoop on current events like the Billion Dollar Sugar Scheme and the Mysterious Staring Artist
    • Discover creative architecture, restored lofts, street art, chic boutiques and great restaurants.
    • Finish with a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline across the East River
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    Private Street Art Tour- Manhattan (1-4 people)

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    Get an inside scoop on the world of outdoor art during this private tour, and learn about how the aerosol can became a tool of cultural communication. And no, we're not talking about B-52 hairdos. Explore the Lower East Side and Bowery alongside a learned guide for a colorful exploration. Visit the Centre-fuge Art Project, which uses the NYC Subway as it's backdrop. Learn about outdoor artist luminaries such as Space Invader, ROA, and Shepard Fairey (OBEY). Spark your imagination, and change your perspective on outdoor art forever. This is the kind of tour that really leaves its mark on you.
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    Private Street Art Tour- Manhattan (1-4 people)

    1 Bleecker St, New York

    • Get in touch with the Manhattan outdoor-art scene with a private tour
    • Learn about famed graffiti artist such as Space Invader, ROA, and Shepard Fairey
    • Check out a large-scale art project that uses the NYC subway system as its canvas
    • Inform your mind and inspire your own creative juices
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    Art Galleries of Williamsburg Tour

    What's happening in the Williamsburg art world? This tour paints a pretty vivid picture! You'll spend three hours exploring this riverside Brooklyn neighborhood, where experimental galleries have turned what was once an industrial environment into a trendy art scene. Guided by a practicing artist or art critic, you'll get an insider's perspective on the social and economic considerations that gave rise to this boom, how Williamsburg factors into the NYC art scene today, and how its diverse ethnic makeup shapes the gallery scene. Of course, you'll be doing plenty of gallery hopping too. After visiting hip arts bookstore Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers, you'll visit a number of galleries, with selections dependent on current exhibitions. Gallery stops may include Pierogi, Artbreak, Front Room, Hogar Collection, and Cinders. What a great chance to show off how sophisticated your tastes are! There's nothing artists love more than a critic, after all.
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    Art Galleries of Williamsburg Tour

    Williamsburg, New York

    • Explore the vibrant Williamsburg art scene during three hours of gallery touring
    • Enjoy an inside perspective into the current climate of the Williamsburg art scene from an artist or critic
    • Visit Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers and several of the hottest galleries in NYC
    • Immerse yourself in the stylish world of one of Brooklyn's swankiest neighborhoods
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    Street Art & Gallery Tour

    Prepare yourself. It's going to be a colorful day. On this guided tour, you'll be checking out some of New York's famous graffiti art, murals, and paste-ups, all localized in the Lower East Side. This neighborhood is known for its chaotic art scene, which greatly influences the art world at large. You'll view it through the eyes of a tour guide who is himself a local artist, and can thus offer insights into the area art culture that few others can. In addition to an array of fresh outdoor art, some created by legends of the trade, you'll stop in at a few galleries, and halt to consider some of the local architecture. No two tours are the same- so come and see what unique experience is in store for you!
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    Street Art & Gallery Tour

    136 E 55th St, New York

    • Discover some of Lower East Side's best outdoor murals and graffiti art during a guided tour
    • Learn about the culture and history of NYC's outdoor art scene, and how it influences the art world
    • Check out pieces at some of the top local galleries, and learn about the area's architecture
    • Open your eyes to a revolutionary art scene that includes some of the world's top working artists
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    Chelsea "Best Exhibits" Art Tour

    Looking to brush up on the Chelsea art scene? Get an inside look during this guided walking tour! The 300-plus galleries found in Chelsea offer not only one of the most lively art scenes in New York City, but are often touted as comprising one of the greatest havens of contemporary art in the world. During this artful experience, you'll get a taste of some of the top up-and-coming artists while visiting a selection of the neighborhood's prized venues. While NY Art Gallery Tours run these tours often, each tour is designed to be unique, showcasing different galleries and exhibits. This is a great way to stay on top of the contemporary art scene, and make some new friends in the process! It should paints quite a picture!
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    Chelsea "Best Exhibits" Art Tour

    526 W 26th St, New York

    • Visit some of the best galleries in Chelsea during a guided walking tour
    • Find out why Chelsea is regarded as one of the top art destinations in the world
    • Discover new artists and learn about current movements in art
    • Have a great time making new friends and sharing thoughts the works you see
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    Williamsburg Contemporary Art Tour

    Stroll through one of the hippest communities in Brooklyn and discover Williamsburg's galleries showcasing forward thinking art! Williamsburg is home to many ethnic enclaves and is an influential hub for indie rock and hipster culture. Visit Figureworks, a gallery dedicated to fine art of human form, and Causey Contemporary Gallery, which cultivates and represents contemporary artists from emergence through their maturity. Finally, uncover the work of emerging and mid-career artists at Pierogi Gallery, which displays an eclectic range of media.
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    Williamsburg Contemporary Art Tour

    Bedford Ave & N 7th St, Brooklyn

    • Explore the colorful, niche art galleries of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, one of the trendiest NYC neighborhoods
    • Visit a variety of galleries and dissect a wide selection of artwork, including contemporary, emerging, paper, and street art
    • Discover the cultural melting pot of NYC's art scene
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    The Contemporary Art Scene in Chelsea

    Have you always been curious about contemporary art, but don't know where to begin? Enjoy a one-of-a-kind class that will take you to the hottest shows in Chelsea, exploring the work of groundbreaking artists with up-close viewings at five incredible exhibits. You'll learn directly from the work in front of you as you study each piece, and take part in thought-provoking discussions with your classmates. You'll also enjoy a lecture from your professional instructor that will help you get the most out of your viewing experience. Whether you're looking to return to your art school days or are venturing into this creative world for the first time, all are welcome to take part in this insightful and entertaining experience.
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    The Contemporary Art Scene in Chelsea

    Coenties Slip E, New York

    • Explore the contemporary art scene that thrives within the galleries of Chelsea
    • Discuss pieces with your fellow classmates
    • Get a up-close look at five groundbreaking exhibits
    • Learn to view art from a whole new perspective
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    Writing's on the Wall Walking Tour

    Deep, abiding love for graffiti? Stencil this one in your calendar! During this walking tour, you'll eschew the NYC galleries for the streets, becoming acquainted with Harlem's renowned outdoor art scene. Learn about the ties between the hip hop community and the underworld art movement as your host takes you on a colorful journey to check out some of best existing examples of stencil art, throw ups, heaven spots, burners and murals. Along the way, you'll discover the works of both local legends and international greats drawn to NYC's vital urban landscape. Your host will help you get inside the mind of a graffiti artist and understand both their evident artistic intent, and the subtle points generally only recognized by their peers. Whether you're an aspiring artist yourself, or just looking to find out what graffiti is all about, this tour couldn't draw it up any better. It's going to be wall-to-wall excitement!
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    Writing's on the Wall Walking Tour

    Harlem, New York City

    • Tour the outdoor art scene of Harlem during a guided walking tour
    • Check out various forms of outdoor art, including stencils, murals, and burners
    • Learn about the culture and history behind the graffiti art
    • Become acquainted with one of the most expressive and raw forms of art today
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    DUMBO Contemporary Art Tour

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    Find out why the neighborhood "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge" has a reputation as one of New York City's premier arts districts! Visit AIR (Artists in Residence) Gallery, the first artist-run gallery for women in the USA and Bose Pacia Gallery, specializing exclusively in contemporary South Asian art. See Kunsthalle Galapagos Gallery, a new art space dedicated to offering artists a unique opportunity to produce high-caliber, large-scale installation work free from commercial concerns.
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    DUMBO Contemporary Art Tour

    16 Main St, Brooklyn

    • Explore the colorful, niche art galleries of DUMBO, one of the trendiest NYC neighborhoods
    • Visit a variety of galleries and dissect a wide selection of artwork, including contemporary, emerging, paper, and street art
    • Discover the cultural melting pot of NYC's art scene
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