We're going to see some really cool art, meet local artists, and stop along the way for some fantastic food and drinks! We'll meet at a café where we can enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage while surrounded by the art of a talented local artist. Next, we'll stop in at a few galleries, one which includes famous murals by Jose Clemente Orozco, and also pass several impressive graffiti / street art murals. Our next stop is a Mezcal / Raicilla tasting room (delicious and informative!), and then we'll visit a shop that carries products by Latin American artists. Next, we'll visit a studio where several artists create their work, where we can chat with them and view their art (with some beer and churros), before heading off to a few more small galleries. Finally, we'll end the afternoon at a popular new bar (my personal favourite, which GQ calls "the bartender haunt du jour [focusing] on showcasing local, independent tequila brands") where we'll sit back with some artisanal tequila. We'll also pass through at least one artisan market where you can check out local arts & crafts. Although our total walking distance is about 5km, our ending point is less than 1km from our starting point!
Originally from Toronto, I've lived in Guadalajara since 2016 and have loved getting to know the amazing art scene that exists here. Current PhD in Art History, and have had research published about graffiti. I've worked at a private art collection in Tuscany guiding tours of people from around the world, and I also currently work as an Art Dealer and Art Writer. I love meeting new people and sharing my passion for art. Let me show you the city I have fallen in love with - Guadalajara! *Available for private and customized tours, please message! We'll do what YOU want to do, at YOUR speed.
Raicilla, beer, & tequila 1 Raicilla tasting, beers, and one shot of tequila. Non-alcoholic alternatives available.
Gallery entrance Entrance to all galleries will be covered
While there are several large artistic institutions in the city, which you should also visit during your stay, the lesser-known places and hidden gems we'll visit are just as, if not more impressive... What's more, I'll share insider knowledge about the local art scene and graffiti community, and you'll even have the opportunity to meet some local artists and graffiti writers, and chat with them yourself!