In-Person Walking Tours

Are you looking for the SJMA Members Tour, please visit the SJMA Walking Tours page..

Though our SJSU in-person walking tours have concluded, please consider taking a self-guided tour - more information here. OR, contact us if your organization is interested in hosting a tour for your organization or event.


The full tour of 12 works of public art takes 3 hours with a tour guide - they discuss the neighborhood from the perspective of art, art history, urban geography, and cultural development. The self-guided tour using either the Linktree or the GPSmyCity mobile app offer an abbreviated overview. Below, you'll find an overview of the path as well as the artwork. We suggest, if you don't have time to amble about downtown for 3 hours, to try out the Northside or Southside shorter tours.

Find the list of public art works that represent a story of resistance in San José here.

map of full tour of downtown san jose

  Full Tour: 3 hours
  3.2 miles 




southside tour for downtown public art in san jose


  Southside Tour: 2-2.5 hours
  2.6 miles 



northside tour of public art in san jose


  Northside Tour: 2-2.5 hours 
  2.6 miles 




Don't forget to add your images about art as resistance at each location using #SJResistArt on Instagram!

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