Paint & Explore with a Graffiti Artist

Austin, United States

Experience hosted by Andrew

60 mins, Hosted in English

What you'll do

Explore the underground graffiti scene and paint with a local graffiti artist!

Get beyond the gallery by walking along the railroad in the actual streets of East Austin, a thriving neighborhood with a mix of historic grit and an up-and-coming creative culture. Immerse yourself into the vibrant unsanctioned murals, constantly revolving tags, culture, motivations, vandal etiquette, and techniques from the most prominent local vandals and muralists. We have a wide range of knowledge of the graffiti world, your guide will base the experience off of your interests, so be vocal about your curiosities!

To top off your experience, YOU will learn the foundational techniques to leave your mark on Austin’s graffiti scene from an authentic graffiti writer as you spray paint a wall — with permission. During this portion of the experience, your host will demonstrate their craft by personalizing your very own “hi my name is” T-shirt!

The full experience is 60 minutes.


NOTE:
• This is an outdoor experience, we walk down a dirt, track-side road, dress for your comfort accordingly.
• Great for bachelorette parties, corporate groups, teams, and team-building experiences.
• Private bookings are available and tailorable.
• Feel free to request a different time, we will do our best to accommodate.
• Shirt size is unisex.
Explore the underground graffiti scene and paint with a local graffiti artist!

Get beyond the gallery by walking along the railroad in the actual streets of East Austin, a thriving neighborhood with a mix of historic grit and an up-and-coming creative culture. Immerse yourself into the vibrant unsanctioned murals, constantly revolving tags, culture, motivations, vandal etiquette, and techniques from the most prominent local vandals an…

What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Spray Paint & Caps (professional grade)

    Customized white "hi, my...

Meet your Host, Andrew

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 265 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Andrew aka APSE, is a locally famous artists with colorful experience in both the underground and professional street art worlds. His emotionally stimulating murals and art works can be found both abroad and in most major cities in the United States, including Honolulu, SF, Chicago, Miami, and NYC.

APSE's works has been featured in books, magazines, and papers- and have received international accolades. He is an enthusiastic expert who loves perfecting the basics as much as he love teaching them.

IG: @ColorCartel or at ColorCartel.com
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Where you'll be

We'll be meeting at the Color Cartel Graffiti Experience studio on East 6th St. The murals and quirky shops here make this Austin's unofficial art district— for many locals, this is our favorite area.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 265 reviews.

Rob
October 2021
What a hidden gem of a tour! We knew absolutely nothing about the world of Graffiti and walked away learning so much cool stuff! Andrew is super passionate and talented with Graffiti.
Lauren
September 2021
I loved this experience! I was in the city for a few days without plans and booked this very quickly. I've always been interested in street art so this experience stood out to me as something I'd love to try. Andrew was friendly, kind, and easy to talk to. We walked around the area looking at graffiti near the meeting spot, discussing it like art in a gallery, which was boundlessly interesting and really fun! Then I got to see his studio and create my own tag! I had a wonderful time, learned a lot, and would recommend this experience! :)
Grant
September 2021
Really unique experience and a great way to feel a bit more connected to the art that we see daily in Austin. Definitely recommend it!
Briana
June 2021
Andrew was very nice, I wished he would’ve had a piece to showcase his work when he showed us the wall of others. I felt the intro and ending could’ve been better, there was no transition really from when we met up to walking to the graffiti wall. I think it would’ve been cool to talk more about the history of graffiti as well.
Lena
June 2021
This was a great experience, Andrew is very knowledgeable about the culture of graffiti art, he explains different techniques and also has a global perspective on the art form!
Ray
April 2021
Andrew is very passionate and knowledgeable about his craft. I learned so much about graffiti art, and have a greater appreciation for it. I loved the fact that everything we saw and did was concentrated in the same area. It made it very convenient. Being able to spray paint on our own was probably the highlight of the tour. Thank you so much Andrew for providing such a memorable experience.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.