Mark Venaglia Tours

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About Mark Venaglia Tours

How does your service stand out?

Looking at art and architecture with a working artist. All of my tours expose the delicious scandals hidden in plain sight, with spontaneous and organic tour content.
Tour participants express how inspired and energized they are after a tour.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Showing visitors the magnificence of Manhattan, connecting people from various cultures to each other via an art and architecture experience.


New York, NY 10025


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  • 5/5 stars

    Mark, as an art history major and photographer your lecture tour was enlightening....not sure of all the thoughtful there a book coming on your theories? The tour was very enjoyable..have an outline hard copy? I took notes but would like to explore further!..thanks

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Q. What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

A. I am watching their every reaction in the first five minutes of any Tour, already adjusting the content to their specific interests and taste.

Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A. BFA, MFA Carnegie-Mellon University

Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.

A. $650- up to 8, for museum or exerior walking Tours. 2.5 hours, no extra xharge for overtime. Corporate Groups commence at $1,500.

Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?

A. NEA grants

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. Affluent, who are not baffled by the hype of the American artworld, but wish to sincerely comprehend culture.

Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

A. 6 months planning. I created a special private Tour of Grand Central and (The)Park Avenue in the same manner as I wold creating a commissioned work of art. In fact, this financial group did commission a work of art- which every participant received as a Limited Edition Artist-Enhanced print to supplement their actual Tour experience.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Your tour facilitator MUST demonstrate a passion of the tour topic and a flexibility regarding all content.

Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

A. To the professional : "Do you have references?" "Do you read supporting material that keeps your tours current?"

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