We begin operating our collaborative Street Art Tour in mid-May, however, you may register to express interest now and we will be in touch with you once we confirm bookings, or contact us for more information. Thank you for your interest!
Global Family Travels invites you on this exciting Urban Street Art experience in partnership with 206 Zulu, a Seattle-based community organization that uses Hip Hop culture and the arts as platforms for community service, education and empowerment, and Urbanists, an organization that is committed to serving community through art and public engagement.
Seattle boasts a vibrant culture of street art, from the powerful pieces done in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, to the world’s longest mural display along the light rail corridor in SODO, to ever changing murals on buildings and in alleys brimming with the brilliant work of local artists. Join a small, COVID-safe group to explore the street art in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. We will travel by foot and streetcar to examine tremendously varied street art, from graffiti, tags, and “sticker bombs” to elaborate spray paint, brush work, and stencil pieces. Become the proud “public” in public art as we celebrate local artists and explore topics such as ownership, power, and identity in street art.
This experience is one of our Seattle Community Tours & Team Building Experiences, so check out all of the other fun experiences you can enjoy with Global Family Travels!
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With the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of Global Family Travels’ travelers, community partners, colleagues and guides are of paramount importance to us. Our COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS document, found under Tasks section, outlines our commitment to mitigate and manage the risks associated with COVID-19 when you travel with us. Please also refer to the tasks which has specific details for your activity and destination.
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About 206 Zulu
206 Zulu is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing accessible spaces while serving communities through the upliftment, preservation, and celebration of Hip Hop culture.
206 Zulu aims to create a community and culture of unity, service, self-determination and justice.
Uplift | Preserve | Celebrate
206 Zulu is a Seattle-based community organization, established in 2004, that uses Hip Hop culture and the arts as platforms for community service, education and empowerment.
Over the years, 206 Zulu’s diverse membership expanded throughout the Pacific Northwest and a wide array of programs flourished to include free and all-ages events, concerts, festivals, parades, dance competitions, workshops, classes, conferences, multimedia programs, and more.
In 2009, 206 Zulu became incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the name 206 Universal and continued to build long term rapport with the greater community, local schools and academia, city, county and government agencies, cultural centers, institutions and other nonprofits.
206 Zulu became an anchor partner of the historic Washington Hall, a venue and community space that has been a hub for notable artists, musicians, activists and communities of color since 1908, helping to manage the daily operations of the building and providing valuable space for events, programs, and community functions in the rapidly changing Central District.
206 Zulu’s efforts in Hip Hop organizing and community service has been spotlighted in publications such as the Seattle Times, Real Change News, City Arts Magazine and recognized with awards and recognitions from the City of Seattle, the State of Washington, El Centro de la Raza, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to name a few. 206 Zulu’s model of organizing helped inspire similar organizations around the United States and the world.
Urbanist's mission is to promote the professional expansion of urban-influenced art careers within the community through art education, demonstration, and creative outreach. They Urbanists Collective is committed to serving community through art and public engagement. Explore our website to learn more about what we are doing throughout California, and now in the state of Washington State.
Overview of Tour
10:00am Meet outside Washington Hall (53 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122) You may also park in their lot during this experience)
10:15am Proceed to first stop in the alley behind Washington Hall where check out multiple street art murals and review terms/ (Location: Alley at 13th between Yesler and Fir) You can refer to the vocabulary from our Street Art Bingo handout too!
10:45am Take take First Hill Streetcar Line to CHOP zone, where we will explore the art around Cal Anderson Park and the Pine/Pike area street art for the next hour. (Note: please bring your ORCA card if you have one, or be prepared to purchase $4.50 fee day pass at the pay station (VISA or cash), cars come every 15 minutes)
11:00 am : Explore Pike/Pine street art. Walk up/east on Pine from Broadway, passing BLM pavement mural, and through CHOP zone, turn right on 14th, right on Pine. Walk back to Washington Hall or take streetcar from Pike-Pine stop.
11:30am Restroom, coffee, discussion, engagement resources and view some more Street art.
12:15: Stop at Art Primo's showroom, an indoor graffiti art gallery. Visiting this can be a great way to showcase fine art styles derived from graffiti/urban art forms.
12:30 Goodbyes & Walk (or Street Car) back to Washington Hall or optional Lunch at one of the recommendations in the next tab:
Parking & Transportation - see next tab
Transportation & Parking
Transportation & Parking:
If you plan to drive and park your car, because street parking is valid for 2 hours without a permit, we recommend parking at Murphy Garage at Seattle University, at 11th and E Cherry St (View SU Map)
If you plan to take public transportation, take advantage of these Metro bus routes (check schedules during COVID-19):
- Bus 27 drops off and picks up at 14th & Yesler
- 3 and 4 drop off and pick up at 14th & Jefferson
- You can also take the Seattle Street Car, get off at Yesler and 14th and walk one block North.
Street Car: Please note that we will take First Hill Streetcar Line at 14th & Washington, so please bring your ORCA card if you have it, or a credit card to purchase $4.50 fee day pass at the pay station (VISA or cash), cars every 15 minutes, get off at Pike/Pine Station.
About King Khazm, Your Tour Guide
King Khazm is a multifaceted artist, educator and community organizer who has become a prominent figure in the Hip-Hop community within Seattle and around the world. His work to engage and empower communities is demonstrated through over 25 years of art and community service.
Khazm serves as a board member of paralysis support organization The Here & Now Project, commissioner of the Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities, board member of King County arts funding agency 4Culture, manager of the historic venue/community space Washington Hall, Executive Director of record label Fresh Chopped Beats, and Executive Director of community organization 206 Zulu.
Learn more about Khazm here:
About Erik, Your Tour Guide
Erik Gonzalez has been an active aerosol artist for over fifteen years and has had his work profiled on both national and global media outlets that include newspapers, magazines, web media, television and radio interviews. Erik is also a member of various professional urban marketing collectives. As a professional graffiti artist, Erik has been successful in utilizing his work for alternative marketing to appeal to the younger generations.
In addition to recreational painting, Erik is also passionate about delivering positive and meaningful messages to young people through his work such as the importance of art and education, youth empowerment, risk behavior prevention, and more. Erik has been working in partnership with various organizations to deliver creative outreach and other programs.
In January 2012, Erik founded the Urbanists, Urban Art Collective, an art group with a focus to serve the community through art and public engagement.
Lunch Options Post Tour
About Washington Hall
Built in 1908 by the Danish Brotherhood, Washington Hall has anchored Seattle’s diverse Squire Park neighborhood in the Central District for over 110 years. The building has served as a hub for social and cultural activities for a broad ethnic community. In 1973, the Sons of Haiti, an African-American Masonic Lodge, purchased the building and continued the tradition of hosting performing arts, making it the first home of On the Boards. Historic Seattle acquired Washington Hall in 2009, saving it from demolition. The renovation of Washington Hall is a Historic Seattle community development project that will help revitalize the neighborhood and makes the building available for public use.
Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Jimi Hendrix, Mark Morris, Pat Graney, Bill T. Jones, David Byrne, Fugazi, Elvis Costello, Macklemore, and countless musicians, artists and great minds alike have walked these halls. Learn more here: Washington Hall
About Cypher Café at Washington Hall
Cypher Café at Washington Hall celebrates and prioritizes a Black Central District. Powered by a collective of black and brown artists and organizers, we have dedicated the last decade to building a home at Washington Hall for community grounded liberation work to take place through music, art, food and culture. We stand against the displacement impacts of gentrification and offer accessible space for events and gatherings held by marginalized communities.Cypher Café manages the first floor of Washington Hall, spaces developed by The Hidmo Cypher, which includes the Lodge Room, Library, Cafe, Kitchen and Creative Justice Classroom.
Seattle, WA, USA