Walking Tour: Lower East Side Street Art

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Taught by Lia Buffa

Lia Buffa is an amateur photographer and street art enthusiast. She first started noticing street art in early 2010 when she started a "photo a day" project. That project forced her to take a photo every day and by doing so, she began to observe the city around her in great detail. She started to notice the art on the streets that she had previously walked right by. Never before had she noticed that sticker on the lamppost or the wheatpaste on the wall. A passion grew within her and at the end of the year, she embarked on a new project for 2011: capturing street art in and around NYC. Lia has since gathered as much information as she can on the illegal art form by scouring blogs, watching movies and google'ing like crazy. She is fascinated by the world of street art and would love to share her knowledge with you on one of her walking tours. For more information, check out her website at www.saddleshoetours.com.

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Take a walk with street art enthusiast Lia Buffa as she points out and shows you the works of street art you've likely never noticed before. Learn about artists such as Shepard Fairey, Invader, Roa, JR, Alec Monopoly and OCMC. We can't promise what you'll see since street art is ephemeral and the works along the route are forever changing. But, we promise you'll leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for the art you see on the streets and the artists behind the works. All participants will receive a street art sticker souvenir.

To get a feel for the types of works you might see on the tour, check out Lia's flickr stream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48416925@N06/sets/72157626767653820/

Tour meets on the corner of 2nd avenue and 2nd street in the East Village outside of Heartbreak Restaurant.

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