When the street art becomes a touristic offer

Monday, 21 December 2015

30 years after this socio-cultural phenomenon birth, today the street art represents the contemporary creativity and it is often financed by the public authorities. This is to promote a source of tourism complementary to museums, churches and works of art visits. Here you’ll find useful information to arrange trips for your “urban” customers!

What does “street art tourism” mean?

More than any other field, the travel world is influenced both by the travelers needs and the housing Country sociological effect. Over the last years tourists tastes are changing (they prefer choosing to travel “to live experiences”) as well as international investments even more aimed to value unreleased works of art. For this reason a travel agent or a tour operator task is no longer the mere hotel booking but the arrangement of an experiencemade by several elements:

  • The city choice: with its architecture, morphology, history, nature and shops to suggest
  • The services choice to offer: hotels, restaurants, entertainments, transports and tours
  • The experiential offer

The experiential offer is the leading one responsible for the travel success and the customers loyalty, because it is made of intangible values which could be only organized. The uncertain result of experiences is intrinsic and more you plan tailor-made trips more negative experiences risk decreases so profits increase.

Let’s talk about one art in particular!

After experimentations years, today the street art can be defined as the creativity and expression union in public areas. We won’t talk about walls or trains stained but about out-and-out works of art promoted and financed by public and private authorities.

Why do the cities invest on street art today?

There are many reasons, among these the vandalism supervision, but mostly though the street art the public authority promotes another use of abandoned places, of intermediate areas not in the city centre nor in the suburbs community. To appreciate these places from an artistic point of view, beyond from an economic one, helps the expression of the place sociological and ideological core. An American study about the art as a touristic product says: “The image of the arts and the image of the city are both important components of the visiting experience”. That’s why industrial sites and abandoned places take part to the city modern artistic heritage, becoming open air museums worth to visit.

But le’s get to the point: what to offer to your customers?

There are artists and there are street art places. It’s up to you choosing what your customer could like. According to us we suggest the best street artists and the most beautiful areas to visit. We obliously guarantee 24h assistance for accommodation and transport services.

The best cities to see street art masterpieces

The best street artists

New York
South Africa
Sao Paulo
Los Angeles
Mexico city
Buenos Aires
More street art destinations
Blu – technique: murals (Italy)
Os Gemeos – technique: murals (Brazil)
JR – technique: photo pasteups (France)
Roa – technique: murals (Belgium)
Banksy – technique: stencils (UK)
Escif – technique: murals (Spain)
Sam3 – technique: murals (Spain)
Vhils – technique: etching (Portugal)
Interesni Kazki – technique: murals (Ukraine)
Boxi – technique: stencils (UK/Germany)
Evol – technique: stencil (Germany)
Claudio Ethos – technique: murals (Brazil)
Phlegm – technique: murals (UK)
Fauxreel – technique: Photo pasteups (Canada)
Steve Powers – technique: graffiti, sing/writing (US)
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