past tours

Artigo tours are truly customized. No two tours are the same. We listen to our client’s wishes and come up with an exclusive tour. We always strive to exceed expectations and are proud that we managed to do just that, over and over again. Here is a selection of some of our tours:

5 DAY MEXICO CITY / ZONA MACO ART EXPERIENCE  

“The ancient culture combined with the best contemporary art. I would never have been able to experience this all on my own. I’ll tell my friends to go with Artigo” 

  • Client: Individual art lovers
  • Group: 5 art lovers
  • Location: Mexico city, Mexico
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - 5-day completely customized program
    - VIP visits to the opening of Zona Maco
    - Behind-the-Scenes gallery tour in the Roma neighborhood
    - Lunch with local artist
    - Private tours of the Frida Kahlo, Jumex, Soumaya and MUAC Museums
    - Private guided walk in the historical Center
    - Dinners in great authentic local restaurants

 

5 DAY SANTA FE ART EXPERIENCE  

“We were there first! At Meow Wolf, days before the opening. Wow!  student of the Kinkaid High School

  • Client: Kinkaid High School, Houston Texas / Frosch
  • Group: 12 students and 2 chaperones (art teachers)
  • Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - 5-day completely customized program
    - Private visit to collector’s homes in the mountains
    - Exclusive sneek preview Meow Wolf, tour by director days before the opening
    - Interactive art walks led by local artist
    - Visits to studios of young local artists
    - Private tour of local art initiative for youth
    - Dinners in fun local finds

 

10 DAY ROME AMALFI NAPLES ART EXPERIENCE  

“The visits to the collectors and artist’s homes were once in a lifetime experiences.”  ”.. and Sol Lewitt’s holiday home on the mountain, stunning, stunning .”  Boardmember of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

  • Client: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia / Maritime Travel
  • Group: 14 (board)members, directors and friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
  • Location: Rome, Ravello, Naples
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - 10-day completely customized program
    - Private visit to the home of one of Rome’s most influential collectors
    - Private dinner at the home of a prominent Naples’ artist
    - Exclusive visits to studios of established and emerging Italian artists
    - Unique visit to the holiday home of Sol Lewitt at the amalfi Coast
    - Truly behind-the-scenes art walks guided by local art-world insiders
    - Boatride along the Amalfi Coast on private yacht
    - The best museums
    - Dinners in true local gems

 

9 DAY TEFAF AND THE BEST OF THE NETHERLANDS ART EXPERIENCE 
“The special welcome by Willem van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum is something I will never forget.”  Ada Ciniglio, Executive Director ArtTable

  • Client: ArtTable
  • Group: 14 (board)members of ArtTable
  • Location: Amsterdam, Maastricht, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - 9-day completely customized program
    - Private visits to the homes three of the Netherlands most influential collectors
    - Private lunch and dinners at prominent galleries with artists in joining in
    - Exclusive visits to studios of established and emerging Dutch artists
    - Special welcome by Willem van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum
    - Private director led tour of the Tefaf artfair
    - Cocktail party organized by peers of ArtTable the Netherlands
    - Dutch Design visits Eindhoven, tour by Piet Hein Eek
    - The best museums
    - Dinners in true local gems amongst which the Chateau St Gerlach

5 DAY CHICAGO ART EXPERIENCE  

“Super leadership for a glorious tour. Still savouring the many impressions and impacts of the Chicago tour – many thanks again.“  Chairman of the Board of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

  • Client: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia / Maritime Travel
  • Group: 28 (board)members, directors and friends of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotie
  • Location: Chicago
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - 5-day completely customized program
    - Private visit to the home of one of Chicago’smost influential collectors
    - Private cocktail with John David Mooney at his foundation
    - Exclusive visits to studios of established and emerging artists
    - Architecture walk and boat tour led by architects
    - Truly behind-the-scenes gallery walk
    - The best museums
    - Dinners in true local gems

 

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM | GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

“This was spectacular. To have the museum all to ourselves, it could not have been any better!”  CEO Elsevier

  • Client: Elsevier
  • Group: 50 senior managers and guests on their annual conference
  • Location: The Guggenheim Museum
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    - The whole museum exclusively for the group – Private tour by two of New York’s best educators – Cocktails and dinner in the museum – What better circumstances for networking?

PRIVATE TOUR | LOWER EAST SIDE

“What a treat! I will tell all my friends” Marilyn

  • Client: Art lover / collector from Canada (returning customer)
  • Art District: Lower East Side
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - Customized tour – Personal talks gallery owners – One on one with one of client’s favorite artists – Advice on acquiring an art work

ALUMNI TOUR | LOWER EAST SIDE

“It was a great experience to be lead through the galleries, and not having to sift out the less interesting exhibitions out there”  Helen

  • Client: I-House (returning customer)
  • Group: 34 alumni of I-House
  • Art District: Lower East Side
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - The best exhibitons of the moment – Art and Chinatown… a great match – Inspiring talks by curators and gallery owners. – Hidden artist studio with amazing art. Watch the installations!

SURPRISE TOUR | LOWER EAST SIDE

“My wife LOVED the surprise and we thouroughly enjoyed the tour”  Pete

  • Client: private person who wanted to surprise his wife and a couple of friends
  • Group: two couples
  • Art District: Lower East Side
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - 3 hour long behind-the-scenes art walk -High-end galleries and hidden artspaces -Unique visit to the basements of two galleries with exciting treasures -Three amazing artists talking about their work and life in their shared tiny studio.

UNIVERSITY FRIENDS REUNION | CHELSEA

“we were all impressed by the variation and learned a lot” Willem

  • Client: private person organizing a New York trip for a university friends (25 year) reunion
  • Group: 12 old university friends
  • Art District: Chelsea
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - Young artist explaning her work at the exhibition – The contrast between multi-million art and works of emerging still starving artists -Talks by gallery owners -Drinks in an artist hang-out

TWO-DAY SPOUSAL PROGRAM | MUSEUM MILE AND CHELSEA

“the ones who attended could not stop talking about it! I received RAVE reviews and wish I could have attended, as well! “Bridgette, INMA

  • Client: INMA (International Newmedia Marketing Agency
  • Group: spouses members INMA attending their world conference
  • Art Districts: Museum Mile and Chelsea
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - A varied two-day art program covering historic and contemporary New York -Behind-the-scenes tour at the Guggenheim Museum -Central Park as a work of art. The amazing anecdotes told by the writer of THE book on the park, whilst driving us around in her van on the lanes of the park that stay closed for others. -The visit to the incredible studio of a renowned artist who had a personal word for each member of the group. -The spectacular lunch on the sunny patio of an artists restaurant

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION TOUR | LOWER EAST SIDE

“My friends were very impressed with the quality and creativity of the tour–and your knowledge of art!”Yvonne

  • Client: returning client celebrating her birthday
  • Group: 15 friends
  • Art District: Lower East Side
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - Five exclusive talks by inspiring gallery owners and directors -Hidden artist studio of a promising young artist above a Chinese fishmonger deep in Chinatown -Fantastic contrast between blue chip galleries and ‘off the beaten track’ art spaces -Discussion over what we saw during fun drinks afterwards

SCHEDULED ART WALK | CHELSEA

“This tour was beyond our expectations”M&R

  • Client: 10 individual art lovers
  • Group: 10 individual art lovers
  • Art District: Chelsea
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - Galleries just re-opened after the Sandy disaster with renewed energy and amazing exhibitions – The artist explaining his glass windows just when the light was as beautiful as it could get. – A great mix of people with different backgrounds that got along very well; Art unites.

PRIVATE TOUR | CHELSEA

“Next time I am on the east coast I will definitely contact you again.”Private client

  • Client: Private
  • Group: Client plus one friend
  • Art District: Chelsea
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - Intriguing insights and highlights of the New York Art World – Sneak peeks to some extra galleries on the way – Private talk with inspiring artist

COMPANY TOUR | CHELSEA

“We had rave reviews from everyone on what a wonderful event this was.”Kathleen, PwC Marketing and Sales

  • Client: PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Group: 50 female PwC partners and executive clients
  • Art District: Chelsea
  • Please click here for the highlights

    - Three high-end galleries opened their doors after hours for the group – Great talks by an artist, artist liaison and gallery director – Visit to three artist studios to accommodate the group of 50 – Drinks and hors d’oeuvres in a  gorgeous private gallery

CLUB TOUR | SOHO/LES

“Thank you so much, we thought it was really absolutely amazing”Sylvia

  • Client: The Netherland Club of New York
  • Group: Members and friends of the Netherland Club of New York
  • Art District: SoHo and the Lower Eastside
  • Please click here for the highlights

    - Visit to a quintessential SoHo artist studio in a typical cast iron building. The artist showed new and older work and talked about his live in New York art scene. It was well worth the 4 flights of stairs. – The miniscule artist workspace underneath a gallery hidden in the midst of China Town – Wine and amazing art. A perfect combination

PRESS TOUR | SOHO

“The trip was a huge success, they all loved the very unique art-tour through SoHo”Nicole, Groupcoordinator, Kuoni Special Tours

  • Client: Kuoni Travel Ltd
  • Group: Swiss Journalists
  • Art District: SoHo
  • Please click here for the highlights

    - Visited a renowned artist in his artist studio and house, a cast iron gem where he has been living and working from the moment he bought the house in the 70’s. The art, the stories and the history: amazing! – Galleries opened especially for our group on a mid-summer Saturday when the New York art world usually resides on the Hampton beaches. – A private behind-the-scenes guided tour through the galleries of the New Museum.

ARTLOVERS TOUR | CHELSEA

“Amazing art, wine, friends, New York, and great conversations … All came together”Hilde

  • Client: a family from Chappagua, NY
  • Group: client plus friends
  • Art District: Chelsea
  • Please click here for the highlights
    - An extensive tour through a high-end gallery by the gallery director – Visit to an exciting artist in his studio, we could not have projected how amazingly well the art related to this group.

CHILDFRIENDLY TOUR | DUMBO 

  • Client: ‘t Klokhuis
  • Group: Parents and children of ‘t Klokhuis, Dutch language and culture school
  • Art District: DUMBO, Brooklyn
  • Please click here for the highlights

    - Children painting monsters on a huge canvas in an artist studio / living space of a great Brooklyn artist. – Padding the turtles of a live installation in the DUMBO gallery building. – A famous DUMBO street artist explaining his work.

ALUMNI TOUR | CHELSEA

  • Client: International House New York
  • Group: Alumni of I-House (=alumni of top universities in New York)
  • Art District: Chelsea
  • Please click here for the highlights

    - An amazing Spanish artist came to the gallery exclusively for the group, to explain his work. – The group participated in the installation of a major Brazilian artist. – A visit to a private gallery that is usually closed to the public.