Phoenix

RoRo Street Art Tour in Phoenix

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El Barrio Street Art Tour
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Immerse yourself in Phoenix's street art scene with this small-group tour led by a local guide. You'll wander through the streets, checking out murals and graffiti and learning a bit about some of the artists behind them. You'll also visit The Churchill, a food court made of shipping containers, and Carly's Bistro, with its constantly evolving wall of street art.
  • Learn about street art with this behind-the-scenes tour
  • A local guide will lead the way
  • Choose from a variety of departure times
  • Group sizes limited to just 12 participants

What's Included

  • Guided Tour in English

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Phoenix Center for the Arts
      1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      Turn into the lot near the large "Phoenix Center for the Arts" sign . This is a shared lot for "Margaret T. Hance Park". After you turn into the lot, drive along the building until you see a smaller Phoenix Center for the Arts sign. We will start near this sign.

    End point

    • Taco Chelo
      501 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

      This is a one of a kind restaurant featuring Mexican Food and local art.

    What To Expect

    The Churchill

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Carly's Bistro

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Reviews

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    222 reviews
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    Ann_H, Apr 2024
    Lori was an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable about the street art, tailored the tour for us. It was a wonderful and unique tour. Highly recommend 😊
    The best phx street art tour!
    Alex_S, Mar 2024
    Lori Ann gives an excellent tour!!! She is the original street art tour guide, been doing it for nearly a decade. She knows the history and even knows some of the artists personally. Great tour!
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Ha! Thanks for the mentioning that I have been dong this for 8 years now! So glad you loved it as much as I did! Great having you on the tour!
    Great art experience
    Richard_Z, Mar 2024
    Tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting. Her knowledge of current pieces as well as the history behind the art form was very interesting.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thanks for your review! It was great being able to chat with people who enjoy connecting to the community. Great to have you on the tour!
    Phoenix Street Art
    Anthony_H, Feb 2024
    Our tour guide was knowledgeable and made it fun. There are many murals to see and we learned a bit about the transformation of the neighborhood and the local arts scene.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Thank you thank you for coming and giving me the opportunity to share!!!
    Phoenix street art and history.
    Marilou_S, Feb 2024
    Beautiful wall artwork and historical information. Very good tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and carefully included even slower walkers.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    So glad you came--and thank you for your patience with the slower walkers. Even when we keep the groups small--we all seem to move at a little different pace. So glad you came!
    Interesting art
    Aleena_T, Feb 2024
    The history behind the art was good to see. The overrated art and the prices were interesting. The tour guid was nice, enjoyed the tour
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed the history and the art. For anyone reading this review --the overrated art and high prices have to do with the art in a new gallery in the area that we got to go into. They change their exhibit once a month and we go in anytime we can. But like all art--beauty is in the eye of the beholder :) I wouldn't (couldn't either) pay millions of dollars for a Picasso either but some people just gotta have it!
    Don’t miss this tour!
    Jesseca_B, Nov 2023
    We had so much fun. The art was amazing and the stories were equally as great. We loved the introduction to this neighborhood and its important history as an Artist District. Thanks to our guide. She was awesome!
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Fun, loving the art the stories and the neighborhood--that's what I love to hear! So glad we were able to have a great time together! Your review is much appreciated!!!!
    Superb Street Art Walking Tour
    Barb_D, Sep 2023
    Personal and educational walking tour of graffiti, murals, and commissioned street art through downtown Phoenix. Interesting and fun, our guide, Lori Ann, suggests places to eat, visit later for jazz, and personally knows the artists.
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    Thank you so much for your reviews. I like that word superb! It was superb to have both of you as well. I enjoyed your interest and fun attitude as well. Best!
    The tour was a great...
    Kristin_S, May 2023
    The tour was a great walking tour, there is so much art to see, I am only giving four stars as I wish we could have seen more!
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Oh wow! I wish I would have known you wanted to see more and that you had the time. More than once I have taken a few extra minutes to do a bit of a bonus at the end. For most people though, even though the murals are amazing, they are maxed out at 90 minutes to 2 hours. Hope you'll come back. If you are in town, please reach out to me and I would be happy to show you more!
    Lori was a great tour...
    Dayna_C, Apr 2023
    Lori was a great tour guide! Very knowable and friendly. It was evident that she has a real passion for what she does and highly recommend this tour.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Ahhhh Thanks! You were a great tourist! Glad we got to spend the morning having some fun!
    Art as social commentary
    Janet_M, Apr 2023
    I loved the connections between local history and the development of street art in Phoenix. The guide is very knowledgeable about both topics
    Response from Host, May 2023
    So true--street art definitely tells a story. Thanks for your thoughtful understanding of its role and also for your kind review!
    Great experience. Our guide Laurie Ann was excellent ( not sure I spelled her naMe correctly).
    Bruce_B, Apr 2023
    Stories of the artists and history of the neighbourhood. Discussion of the significance of the different works
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you!
    Free Arts Development and Marketing Team Celebration
    Bridget_C, Apr 2023
    It was a great way to celebrate with my team an to learn more about the art scene in Downtown Phoenix. We loved it!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    It was so fun having a team involved in art and the community. Thanks for including me in your celebration and also for taking time to offer a review!
    Our guide was great. The...
    Robert_M, Apr 2023
    Our guide was great. The area was interesting, and the murals were amazing. We went on a Saturday morning and the area was active.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    You're kind! Thanks for including how active Saturdays are. People often like to go where there is a lot going on.
    Don’t miss this experience!
    Katie_W, Apr 2023
    The art, the neighborhood, the history and the stories! Lori Ann brings it all to life. Such a memorable experience. Not to be missed on a trip to Phoenix/Scottsdale
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thanks for the plug! So glad you liked it!
    Interesting tour, fun area
    Faith_R, Mar 2023
    We were given tickets to this tour for Christmas and it was a fantastic experience. The walk was easy and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the art and the area. We had to leave immediately after the tour but the area seemed to have a lot of good restaurants to go to.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to share a thoughtful review. I am so glad you had a great time! Restaurants--yes--Thai, French and of course Tacos!!! Come back and try them next time!
    Fantastic Tour
    Abigail_B, Mar 2023
    This walking tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Phoenix. Our guide, Lori Ann, provided us with the history and evolution of this art form and had so many interesting stories to share about the artists and art that we were viewing. Even our 15 year old daughter was thoroughly engrossed (that says a lot!). I highly recommend this tour when you visit Phoenix!
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    So glad you loved it! A lot of the artists where in that transition stage where they were going from taggers to artists around the age of 15-16--maybe that's what got her. Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again!
    Highly Recommend
    Beth_W, Feb 2023
    Great tour! Lori Ann , our guide, was terrific—informative, friendly, and receptive to questions from our group that ranged in age from teenagers to seniors. Great passion to promote and support area artists.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    I am so glad you enjoyed the tour--the artists and what we do. I appreciate you mentioning the wide range of people that enjoy the tour. Your thoughtfulness is really appreciated.
    Entertaining And Fun Tour!
    Nadine_R, Feb 2023
    Unfortunately it was raining and cold during our tour, but we made the best of it! Lori Ann was an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable. It was interesting to see and hear how tagging differs from painting, and what has taken place to allow the gangs and the artists to work together. I would definitely recommend this tour when it’s not raining. Lol
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Wish I could change the weather for you--but glad you were able to enjoy the tour anyway! Thanks for your recommendation!
    Great tiur
    Janine_R, Feb 2023
    Fun, with a wonderfully knowledgeable guide! This is a great cultural tour. Every visitor should take it.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Sweet thoughts. Thank you so much!
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