Paint & Explore with a Graffiti Artist

Austin, Texas, United States

Experience hosted by Andrew

  1. 60 mins
  2. 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 corporate or group events, bachelorette parties, 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
  • 271 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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From $64/ person

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 271 reviews.

Jeremy
November 2021
I’ve done many Airbnb experiences over the years, and this was easily one of the best. Definitely the best I’ve done in United States! Plus… My teenagers loved it, which was a rare treat. Andrew is really cool and made the whole process very accessible, and didn’t mind hanging out with us for extra time afterwards. Highly recommend!
Naomi
November 2021
If you are in Austin and have the chance to meet Andrew then jump on it ! Talk about local flair and a truly unique experience, Andrew brings it all. My daughter, her boyfriend and I all had a great time and would highly recommend graffiti for all! I think Andrew gives such attention to his artwork that it comes alive for even the average person. Unbelievable bang for your buck!!
Hector
November 2021
Andrew is very knowledgeable and experienced. We learned various techniques and had a chance to practice it. You need to try it. It’s a great experience. Highly recommended!
Amber
October 2021
Andrew and Lucy are great to work with! Excellent communication and customer service. I look forward to seeing them next time I’m in Austin!
Kristen
October 2021
Went for a bachelorette party and the experience was great. Andrew is personable and clearly knowledgeable about graffiti art. We learned about local artists and then got to try out some graffiti ourselves so everyone really enjoyed it! Especially the bride!
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.

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 30 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.