Los Angelenos, tired of staring at the same paintings in LACMA? Or shopping at The Grove? Honestly, it’s mostly just filled with tourists anyway waiting in the never-ending line at Sprinkles Cupcakes. Then try experiencing LA in a new way by going on one of Art and Seeking’s curated street art tours.
The hustle and bustle of Downtown LA leaves little time to deviate from the well-worn path of Starbucks, to work and the return trip home. Yet it is exactly on these paths that Los Angelenos can experience the very essence of urban LA.
Lizy Dastin, art history professor and street-art documentarian, created the tours so visitors and Angelenos alike can get a glimpse into the world of street art. Dastin’s interviews with the street artists give a behind-the-scenes look into the thought processes and intent behind each art piece.
For only $12.99, you can take an audio tour of a neighborhood of your choosing, from the Beverly Gardens Park to the Downtown LA Arts District (available via the Gumroad app).
To truly immerse yourself in the city, a bespoke tour ($200) with Lizy Dastin will definitely leave any Los Angeleno with a sense of pride and culture.
The tours are currently offered in Beverly Hills with Downtown LA and Venice. Additional tours are scheduled for 2015 in Hollywood and Long Beach.