You walk by NYC street art and graffiti all the time, but how much do you really know about the artists or the message they're trying to convey?
Join New York Adventure Club for an exploration through the creative and artistic legacy of Gowanus, Brooklyn with local artist and public historian Rich Garr.
Highlights of this unique experience in one of New York’s most artistic communities include:
Weaving throughout century old architecture to find mysterious galleries and cutting edge art studios
Chances to mingle with gallery owners, curators, or artists.
Find secret street art and notable graffiti hidden amongst in this quirky industrial community
See and hear about the latest art and issues straight from those who work along this infamous Superfund canal every day.
A historical overview of the neighborhood, from Dutch farms in the 1600s to today’s crowded urban environment
Music between locations that’s relevant to the art and neighborhood.
No street art & graffiti experience is ever the same.
Click here to see pictures from one of our last Street Art & Graffiti experiences!
*Please bring a water bottle and comfortable pair of shoes as we’ll be doing a lot of walking!
About Rich Garr
Rich is a collage artist and NYC tour guide living in Brooklyn. His varied background reflects consistent interest in architecture and urban development, and the way in which people react to the world around them. He is a proud native of Cleveland, and a former student and teacher at the Cleveland Museum of Art. College studies let him to Fordham University in the Bronx, where he began incessant exploration of NYC.
He returned to Cleveland to work as an artist and attend graduate school, where his thesis New Art in Old Buildings analyzed ways in which contemporary culture mingles with the past. Interest in museums (and his wife) led him back to New York, where he began work at the Brooklyn Museum.
Freelance work as an artist educator followed, taking him to the Educational Alliance Art School; the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; Kentler International Drawing Space; the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park, and Turnstile Tours. He currently runs his own tours as Gotham SideWalks. While not exploring the streets of New York City with his new daughter, he divides time between creating and presenting tours and art.
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Categories: Tours, Active, Arts, Hidden Spots