Street Art in the Haight
Graffiti of the Hippie District

In 1.5 hours, explore the murals and graffiti of the Haight-Ashbury district, our neighborhood with a history of hippie counterculture, free love and radical street art. We’ll visit the “outdoor galleries” of mural- and graffiti-filled parking lots and streets, learn about historic Haight Street pieces from international artists like Banksy, Nychos, Apexer and more, see hippie-era murals, visit the homes of Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, and discuss the history of graffiti culture, spray can vs. brush art, and how politics and legality comes into play with piecing, bombing, tagging and creating stunning murals.

Tour lasts 11am-12:30pm
Reservations required, must book online
Meets near Flywheel Coffee
Ends near Haight and Ashbury

General Admission – $20

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Street Art in the Haight Highlights

Highlights

  • Introduction to street art techniques and styles
  • Stunning streets full of graffiti art
  • History of muralism in the Haight
  • Graffiti culture and terminology
  • Famous homes of Janis Joplin and more
  • Tales of resilience and community organizing
  • 1960’s counterculture and hippie philosophy


Your Guides
Wes Leslie: Co-Founder + Guide

“Wild” Wes Leslie is a songwriter, bartender, and almost-local (East Bay native!). He writes “bedroom soul” music under his name Wes Leslie which you can find on Spotify here and website, and makes tropical cocktails with his traveling tiki pop-up bar Wild Wes’s Tik-Easy. He has spent time backpacking through much of the world, including a year living in Madrid, Spain, where he dreamt up this walking tour company. Follow him on IG @wes.leslie