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SoHo

Experience SoHo in a way you’ve never seen it before. Dive into the Cast Iron District and learn how it transformed from farmland to a dark and dangerous industrial wasteland that later became a progressive and productive breeding ground for artists. 

Discover remarkable art installations by Walter DeMaria and inspired live-work spaces by Donald Judd. Explore a monumental wall sculpture and its connection to the museum on the moon. Contemplate the idea of permanent public art and learn how NYU got its hands on a Picasso – but is it really a Picasso?

Join our personable tour to discover how artists and innovators made New York the vibrant cultural hub it is today!

Stories include: The New York Earth Room, Donald Judd, Gordon Matta-Clark, I.M. Pei, Picasso, Ken Rock, Tony Goldman, Forrest Myers, Bayard Condict Building, The Oldest New York Manhole, and more.


Bowery

The stories of the Bowery are ones of hope, determination, failure, and passion. We will follow the evolution of the area from commercial hub to destitute neighborhood and finally home to a diverse and eclectic community. Between restaurant supply stores and high-end venues we will bring to light the apartments and studios in which artists, writers, and musicians created groundbreaking work.

Learn about one of New York’s biggest real estate coups, how art and architecture can change the cityscape, and about an exceptional inventor who believed that education should be as free as water and air - how he made it happen.

Join our personable tour to learn how artists and innovators redefined the Bowery and changed it from skid row to cultural hub.

Stories include: Little Germany, New York’s greatest real estate deal, the New Museum, Sunshine Hotel, Keith Haring, Tibor Kalman, Ken Rock, Herzog & De Meuron, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Chuck Close, the Cooper Union, McSorleys and more.

 

Every Walk

In 2 hours we will cover around 20 stories and 1 mile. We will also:

  • Hear true and little known stories that will change the way you see the city

  • Enjoy a sweet treat that will transport you back in time

  • Discover creative photo opportunities and take an instant polaroid

  • Receive a free set of our original postcards

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Schedule

We're currently only doing private walks on request. Please email Sascha under s@artwalk.city to set up a walk.