Street art has long been a part of Helsinki's culture - the city is already catching up with London, Berlin and Lisbon in terms of concentration of street art. On a walk, you will appreciate the best examples of local street art, learn about the key street artists in Finland, and figure out how murals are different from graffiti. Individual excursion for 1-5 people Duration 2 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 per 1 review € 145 per excursion Price for 1-5 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Finnish street art legislators In the back streets of Helsinki, you will see works of both world famous street art artists and talented newcomers. I will take you to the work of the masters of OS GEMEOS, Thierry Noir and Blade, as well as the stories of the emergence of local street art stars. You will appreciate the work of the "Finnish street art anthropologist" EGS, look at the work of two "graffitimamma" - 73-year-old novice artists. You will also learn how murals differ from graffiti and street art, understand the styles and trends of street art and understand why Helsinki is interested in its development
History of street art in Helsinki Today, conservative Finns outsource not only industrial and residential areas, but also historic quarters to street artists. This was not always the case: our route will start on the working-class outskirts of the city, which in the 90s could have become the center of street art in Helsinki, but everything that the artists managed to draw on several bridges and inside concrete crossings was painted over and removed. I will tell you how Helsinki went from a city with a zero-tolerance policy to street art to the capital of world design, the areas of which are filled with bright colors and crazy ideas of European artists. And at the same time we will discuss when and how the concept of "street art movement" appeared in Finland and how the city authorities turned street art to their advantage.
Who is the walk for?
Anyone who loves contemporary art and is ready to look at the city from an unexpected angle.
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.