- 60 Ratings
Street Art & Mural Tour in Houston
Go for a stroll through the streets of Houston to check out the vibrant art scene taking place in public. Get an up-close look at artistic graffiti and murals, while learning interesting facts about the city's culture.
What You Will Do
- See colorful and creative works of art right on the concrete walls and buildings of Houston, both above ground and below ground
- Learn all about the murals, as well as their artists, from your friendly guide, who's full of fun tidbits
- Snap memorable photos of your favorite pieces to show off to your friends and family on Facebook or in your home
- Guided tour of Houston street art
- Photo opportunities
There is free street parking or in the parking lot. Please wear comfortable shoes. Restrooms are available at Aerosol Warfare starting point. No pets allowed, please bring your own child safety seats if needed.
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance.
- 60 Ratings
Our tour guide was authentic and truly knowledgeable about the movement! Thanks!
Very interesting and informative... Gonzo is a boss!!!
It was a great tour. We got to see beautiful and interesting art pieces, and GONZO247 definitely knows his east-Houston history. My favorite part was hearing him explain 'purple drank' at the UGK mural!
Gonzo made the tour most enjoyable with his passion for the art and knowledge as well! Would totally do this tour again.
excellent tour of urban mural art in Houston. the guide, gonzo247 is not only one of the OG artists himself, he is deeply knowledgeable about the city, and the transformation taking place. you leave the tour with an appreciation not only for the art itself, which is spectacular, but also for the positive impact it is generating in the community.
I would highly recommend the tour with GONZO - Mario. Mario was inspiring and quite informative. His passion for the art, Houston and pride in the community spirit that's been growing in response to the street art was great to witness. It was a real thrill to be in his company.
That was awesome! All the artists are very talented. Their art are really authentic. The tour itself was well structured, all was well explained, giving interesting facts stories, not only about the muruals but also about Houston, which is enjoyable for tourists. I think the duration is perfect, even if personnaly, I would have been able to stay for 1 more hour. Bravo, wish I could come next year!
I got such personalized attention, I felt like I was the only one on the tour!
Gonzo is a class act! I just really enjoy the festival and all the incredible murals.
This tour made me feel closer to Houston.
This was an awesome experience!!
Each site we stopped at has such a wide range of styles; many had works from prior years too. It was fun hearing some of the stories behind the pieces and finding out about the different artists. There was plenty of time to take in the art at each site, never rushed or too long.
Well organized, comfortable tour. Knowledgeable host.
We loved the extremely authentic and cool tour given by GONZO247 himself! Awesome.
i understand the expense but to also add cost of t shirt and pay for brochure to remember and mark our tour travels my guide was excellent and adorable. i love how he was Houston proud. perhaps adding an extra cost to bus tour (i also tipped guide and our bus driver)... next year and, adjust cost of t shirt and throw it in the package most people will be pleased to pay higher when they see what the get extra (even if one is paying for it in total package cost. ) well worth the trip and i encourage others to look it up for next year.! GONZO get all my stars ****
The tour guide Artist GONZO247 was very informative and knew the area's history well.
I was very excited about the event, and Gonzo is a very informative & entertaining guide. Would love to have had a longer tour! Looking forward to more graffiti-oriented activities from Gonzo and the museum crew.
The tour was great! Thanks for opening our eyes to the art around us and helping us appreciate the benefits of street art!
An initiative like this one is simply great. I would have expected much more people, but also, the price was a little bit high.. Ganzo was an amazing guide and he made me look at Houston , and above all to its murales, from a different perspective. Thanks again Donatella
Gonzalez is true to his art and artwork. It was a real bonus that he led this event and allowed us to hear directly from the artists where the work was going on.
I enjoyed the tour so much that I wanted MORE. More back story on Gonza, the inspiration behind each mural, etc. Job well done and I look forward to making this an annual event.
Gonzo247 was great giving personal experience. Transportation was comfortable. Murals were so creative and beautiful. Will look forward to next year!
I'm relatively new to Houston and the street art is what prompted me to be intentional on discovering what this city has to offer and its potential. This tour was informative and interactive. The huge plus was seeing such a diverse group of people get together in one spot for the love and interest in an art form which has been misunderstood for so long. Thanks gonzo247 for educating and bringing us together #breakingbarriers #communitybuilding
WE enjoyed the way the tour was organizes. The commentary was excellent. We had a chance to visit with some of the artists. It was a super enjoyable experience. tim
Tour was well organized. The bus was very comfortable. Loved seeing how the east end is developing with the murals. The murals themselves are spectacular. The best part however was our tour guide Gonzo. He is so personable. You can tell he loves what he does. It is special that this is the neighborhood where he grew up and I enjoyed hearing his personal stories.
- Claire Marie
It was a great experience to discover another Houston area. Thanks to Gonzo who makes it a unforgetful event and congratulations for all the work. I know a lot of people who have not heard of it, but I am doing my best so that they will be interested to come next year... Claire Marie
This is a great way to see the murals in progress and get an education about the evolution/origins of this art form from GONZO247. The lady at the Canal Street headquarters was very informative and helped us by printing out the list of art sites for this year as well as 2015. We are SO fortunate that GONZO247 was born in Houston and that he has used his creative energy, knowledge and positive attitude bring this festival to life.
Gonzo was a knowledgeable guide, and the opportunity to speak with artists as they worked on their murals was a great experience.
We have been telling anyone that will listen to us about our fabulous experience! We were fascinated to learn about the evolution of graffiti (mural) art as well as the evolution of the East End and EaDo. Topping off our experience was Gonzo sharing his inspiring personal story as he guided us through our tour. We feel enriched by the art, inspired by the stories and enthralled with our newfound world within Houston. Thank you!
We had a great time. I took three of my grand-kids and two of my daughters. Everyone loved the paintings and Gonzo was great telling us about the paintings and the area we were in. I work in that area but did not know what was going on. I learned alot and so did my family. My youngest grandson was so excited to meet gonzo and have his picture taken with him. He is a great guy and we love all of his art and the visiting artists. i will be checking on the new art that is being done this week. We are excited to see it all finished this coming weekend.
The tour was fabulous. I've always enjoyed looking at street murals, but I never knew the history or origins of the art form. I am looking forward to coming back next year. And I've already driven around my own neighborhood looking at the murals around me with fresh eyes.
Really enjoyed Gonzo and the tour!!
- Anissa S
We made this a fun Saturday family outing. In addition to seeing some really great art, Gonzo247(our gracious host and tour guide) made sure we learned about the local culture and history of hip-hop. All while traveling on a comfy, air conditioned limo bus. Very inspiring.
We enjoyed a lot this time. We are french living in Houston for 2 years and it was so cool to have Gonzo sharing all these stories with us. Many thanks! We discovered 2nd ward and the existence of Eadow...Gonzo told us he is not a professional guide tour but we can tell : he is really good at the job Thank you very much for this time ! We highly recomended it to a lot of friends.
I was amazed not just by the great street art but by the knowledge of our tour guide, Gonzo247. He is a tribute to what makes Houston the best city in the United States.