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art walk

Explore Norfolk's freshest street art!

art walk

Explore Norfolk's freshest street art!

5 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
art walk

Explore Norfolk's freshest street art!

art walk

Explore Norfolk's freshest street art!

5 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll start with an overview of the history of the NEON. Like, why is it sometimes called "Historic Auto-Row?" and "What's up with all the big windows in the storefronts?" Then we'll start off viewing the largest mural in the District, walking up Granby Street to take in the heart of the neighborhood. We'll explore Magazine lane, which is an alleyway peppered with more than a dozen murals. We'll discuss the role of local high school and university students in the public art process, and consume some of their art along the way. We'll learn about the evolution of the NEON, how public art has changed the area, and what's coming next!

Your host

Joshua

Joshua

Hello! I'm Josh, and I'm the founder and owner of Norfolk Tour Company. We are the official NEON District tour providers for Downtown Norfolk Council, and are here to bring the magic of public art to you! I am a Norfolk native and have been giving tours since 2013. My areas of expertise include local history, local art history, the process of public art curation, historic cemeteries, military history, and architecture. More than anything, I'm a storyteller, and I can't wait to share them with you. Norfolk has a LOT of stories, so strap in folks! We're about to explore the burgeoning NEON (New Energy of Norfolk) District and take in all the fascinating murals and sculpture that pepper the neighborhood.

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Where you'll be

We'll jump right into the art, viewing the interactive cement mixer/kaleidoscope symbolizing the "foundation" of the NEON. Next, we'll view the geometric mural "Razzle," the NEON's largest mural and one of the most colorful and striking visual sin all of Hampton Roads. Next we'll creep down "legal alley," which is covered in spray-painted graffiti works. We'll discuss the rise of graffiti art and why some local businesses are encouraging it.

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Tue, Oct 22    From 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.
$20 per person

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

We will be walking about 1.5 to 2 miles. Please bring comfortable shoes and water!
Joshua
art walk
Explore Norfolk's freshest street art!
5 reviews
From $15/person
5 reviews
From $15/person