Practice on August 1st

The purpose of the August 1st Practice Tour & Photoshoot
  1. practice with a private, small group
  2. secure critical pandemic era video imaging
  3. receive critical feedback from tour participants
  4. request tour participants to leave a review on Facebook reviews and Google My Business Reviews
The majority of our time will be spent outdoors. Walking will take one hour. Driving will be minimized for about 30 minutes in-and-out. We will be outdoors at Lowe Mill.
It will be hot. Dress appropriately. Sunscreen appropriately. Hydrate often
Fall in love with shade trees.
About Downtown
Bathrooms are few and far between. Plan accordingly. A scheduled bathroom break is at the end of the walking tour at 8:45 a.m. Another scheduled bathroom break is upon arrival at Lowe Mill at 10:30 a.m. Additionally, the early Saturday hours allow for cooler temperatures, but very few places are open.
The Tour
This Tour is called Murals of Instagram. It is our newest tour and allows participants to experience murals & public art across the city, beginning in Downtown and culminating in Lowe Mill. The August 1st Tour is an abbreviation of our published tour, in the interest of time. Read more here.
Transparency and Agency
Nothing matters more than your health and safety. You have the opportunity to decline. No worries. You have the opportunity to select whichever part of the tour you feel comfortable with. You have the opportunity to utilize your own transportation.
Safety Guidelines
Denise Swain will be wearing a face shield and gloves. Each participant will be provided with a mask, gloves, sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. At 9:00 a.m., we have made arrangements to travel in a van that is designed to accommodate social distance. You may choose your own vehicle for transport. The designated stops will be identified.
Walking Map
This is a map of the 1.3 mile downtown walk. It is approximately 3300 steps. There are mild hills and inclines. There are steps. Water will be provided.
Driving map
This is a map that includes both downtown and beyond. Because this tour is abbreviated we will not go to all the stops
Food and Drink
Water will be available at the beginning of the walking tour at 7:45. Water will also be available when the Driving Tour commences around 9:00. Snacks and water will be available on the van. Lunch will arrive at 10:30 while we are at Lowe Mill
Working Itinerary ; Subject to change
Pick which part of the tour interests you.
7:45 a.m. Meet for walking tour
8:00 a.m. Walking tour Begins
8:45 a.m. Walking tour ends at Earlyworks
Bathroom Break
9:00 a.m. Meet for Photo Shoot & Driving Tour
9:30 a.m. Board Van. Driving Tour begins & Photo Shoot Continues
10:30 a.m. Arrive at Lowe Mill
Bathroom Break
Lunch Arrives
11:00 a.m. Tour 3 Outdoor Murals at Lowe Mill
11:15 a.m. Return to Downtown. Tour concludes.
11:30 a.m. anticipate a survey from me requesting your critical feedback

11:30 a.m. anticipate a link from me requesting you write a review

We will discuss this mural from Dustin Timbrook

We will discuss this Beauty from Brokeness Mosaic