Wander the streets of El Carmen with an artist who used this neighborhood as a canvas for his grafitti and street art. You will meet your host, David at Plaza de Portal Nou at 9am. He will take you through the artistic heart of the old quarter, tell you the stories behind this booming art scene finishing at his workshop where you will get your hands dirty! Get creative with some sprays and take home an unforgettable memory!
Learn about the culture and history around the Street Art in Valencia through this exclusive tour with a well known street artist. David has a personal relationship with many artists who choose Valencia streets as their canvas. You're in for a treat! After you explore the neighborhood, David will put your creativity to the test while making a big graffiti of your program's name that will then be printed onto a t-shirt.
Local Guide - Street/graffiti artist David de Limón
Take Away Gift - T-shirt
Drinks - Bring water, stay hydrated!
Food - Bring snacks for the road if you feel so.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
The first portion of this experience is a walking tour followed by a workshop to create a T-shirt.
SUMMER: We choose to operate this tour in the morning to beat the heat but please remember to hydrate as it can get quite hot during summer months.
WINTER: Wear something warm and comfy shoes for the walking part of this experience
No food or drinks included. We recommend bringing some snacks, as you might get hungry towards the end of the experience.
You might end this experience a bit earlier or a bit later depending on how much time you want/can spend at the workshop. Art doesn’t understand about times!
David de Limón is an illustrator, graphic designer and street artist graduated in Fine Arts and Photography. He's been painting the streets since 1998. David was born in El Carmen neighborhood and was lucky to spend his adolescence when there was more freedom of expression. David de Limon's colorful ninjas can be seen rubbing shoulders with the créme de la créme of Valencian graffiti artists, some of whom collaborate and share workshop space with him.
MINIMUM TO OPERATE
DEADLINE TO BOOK
5 days prior to the start of the experience
Frequently Asked Questions
David ROCKS! Loved learning about the traditions and "ethics" around street art.
David does a stellar job of guiding u thru the streets of El Carmen and pointing out the differences in street art, graffiti, etc.
Then u will cruise n2 the studio to grab a can first hand! U get to learn the painting technic (yourself) ultimately putting ur RY name on the hanging wall. U scoot out the door w/a T-shirt representing what you and your group created.
Keep rockin David de Limon!
No better way to learn about graffiti vs. street art vs. mural art than from a career, local artist whose chosen medium is a spray can. There was amazing art literally around every corner, with a deeper story that David brought to light. I now see so much in this city that I would have glanced over, and I have a greater appreciation for the work and the messages. Bonus that we got some lessons on spray painting (actually harder than it looks!) and shared in a really cool group project! David was amazing to talk with, and the workshop owner was also really nice. Highly recommend!
I would go again just to hang out with David!! It was awesome hanging with him in El Carmen and hearing the history of his street art, his friends' art, and just general knowledge of the street art scene in Valencia. There was art EVERYWHERE. Very little walking between stops. He brought us back to a shop where we actually tried making street art with spray cans on giant sheets of paper (not actually in the street). We decorated a Ramses logo and then he screen printed the Ramses logo on a tote bag for us to take with us. BOMB tour.
Walking the street in El Carmen with David is a unique experience and story telling that was felt needed. Gave a look into Valencia and street art that even a person without a love for art will love.
You go back to their new store/studio and get a unique experience and training in using spray cans to write your own name and more. Everyone is a friendly and answers questions of any sort.
Only negative is Davids English is not the best so you need to open your ears a bit extra and listen.