Not Your Average Art Walk
Oaxaca wouldn’t be… “Oaxaca” without its colorful murals, eye-catching graffiti, and thought-provoking protest art lining the streets. It’s one thing to admire the aesthetics of these public pieces. But, Who is this art intended for? What are its objectives? What are some of the differences between private and public art? How do these displays represent social issues born from conflicts around gender, class, gentrification, and capitalism, amongst other pertinent themes? How do we interact with art as visitors, versus when we are residents, or native-born inhabitants of a region?
These are only some of the questions that our host will address on this art walk. This is Not Your Average Art Walk: We are going beyond aesthetics to identify how artists are representing the most important issues facing Oaxaca and our community today. Our Art Walk host has a degree in museum curatorship and is well-versed in the local art scene. She will begin your walk with a chat & presentation in our cozy central space, which will provide you with some historical and visual context for what you are about to see on the streets and in the spaces along our route.
One thing about Oaxacan street art is that it is constantly evolving, so it’s a very current, honest depiction of the issues facing our community. Your host will lead you around the streets of Oaxaca’s city center on a route that incorporates a memorable collection of local art collectives, galleries, and street art.
Minimum number of participants: Two ($1,100 mxn)
What to Expect
Step Two: Once we’ve found a date that works for our hosts and for your group, we will send you a Paypal request for a deposit for your experience or an invitation to sign up using our website calendar. (Feel free to check our calendar for the experiences we currently have confirmed!) *
*Your experience will be open to additional folks to join unless your group is composed of 6+ people or you reserve a private experience at an additional cost.
You can see our refund policy here.
Step Three: We will meet you at Tlayudona, located inside the Plaza San Cristóbal in street M. Bravo 210 local C, Centro.
- Guided walk through Oaxaca´s City Center.
- Water, if needed. (Bring your own bottle if you can, to reduce our footprint!)
- Spanish to English translation.
Logistics and Cost
Time Involvement: 2.5-3 hours (This will depend on how crowded the streets are, questions asked, group dynamics, and a number of unpredictable factors)
Transportation: None. This is a walking-experience.
Costs and Minimums: $1,100 MXN Discounted Rate of 950 MXN for 3 or more people who sign up together
Minimum: 2 people
Children ages 10 and up are welcome to participate, although this tour is geared toward adults.
There is a maximum of 8 people for this experience.
Bring: Water, a hat/sunscreen, and comfortable shoes for walking.