We kick off on Abbot Kinney which has seen an explosion of street art in the last five years, on top of the art we dip into the history of Venice and Abbot Kinney himself. After an hour, it's the back streets to the beach uncovering some hidden gems and some classic murals rolling back the decades. The tour includes artists from Portugal, USA, Ireland, Italy, Germany, UK, France, Netherlands, South Africa, Argentina & more. We will see sculptures, stencils, murals from portraiture, typography and plenty of graffiti - we discuss each piece of work as we go, the artist and the style. In between it's up to you to make the tour, past topics include issues the community faces, from internal fall outs, corporate commissions, gentrification of the area, finding wall space, you name it. Beyond Abbot Kinney, we pass Venice skate park, Muscle Beach, the Venice sign and the beach - where skateboarding was born, finishing up at the Graffiti Walls.
After a career in corporate finance, I decided to up my London sticks and move to LA, where I was sponsored by a gallery on an expert arts visa. I first came across street art in East London and my travels across Australia, Europe & Asia quickly connected me to global network artists, gallery owners, photographers and curators. My experience has seen me facilitate everything from bloc parties, to mural festivals, numerous non-profit art projects and work with a number of charities via my art world. I have lived in Venice for over 3 years and have deep ties to the neighborhood, so figured it was time to bring art to the people.
-Venice Sign -Venice basketball courts -Venice Graffiti Wall -Muscle Beach - Venice -Venice Beach -Abbot Kinney Blvd
The tour covers around 2 miles and takes between 90 mins - 2 hours depending on the group. Our previous guests have been all ages. Children under 10 are free, but please consider the distance & time
Los Angeles Street Art Tour - Venice