Discover Los Angeles's culturally diverse neighborhoods like a true insider with Cartwheel Art. Our immersive tours provide the opportunity for guests to engage with the community and explore the historic, hidden, and emerging forms of creativity deeply rooted in our city's unique pockets. Each tour offers a behind the scenes perspective, crafted by renowned curator and taste maker Cindy Schwarzstein and led by her revolving team of passionate insiders, experts, makers, and artists.
- No CommentsAs a local gallery director and person heavily involved in the Los Angeles art scene, I was blown away by the level of detail in our exploration of the Arts District south of 7th. Cindy’s amazing tour, combined with Steve’s incredible expertise, highlighted a world of art that goes virtually …Read More »
- No CommentsCindy is such a pro! Highly recommend her customization and passion for making the tours personal. She’s an expert on the LA art scene and especially strong relationships with the emerging artists around town. Have already booked a custom trip for clients so they too can enjoy her amazing tours. …Read More »
- No CommentsBeing a native Angeleno, I think Cindy’s tour was the most authentic looks I’ve had of the city’s Arts District. Cindy’s co-guide, graffiti art historian Steve Grody, was the highlight for me and I plan on buying his book after getting a glimpse of how knowledgeable he is. The tour …Read More »
Underground LA | Architecture & Design | The Golden Age of DTLA | Art & Artisans | Spirits & Speakeasies
Cartwheel Art Tours has curated five unique itineraries, to tie-into the design elements of our partner, Hotel Indigo: Los Angeles Downtown's interior. These immersive walking tours provide the opportunity for locals and visitors to discover the lesser-known stories of our surrounding Downtown Los Angeles neighborhood.
Featured: “Underground LA” Tour
Explore with Cartwheel Art Tours, the city’s “underground” past ranging from
famous prohibition-era murders to the famous speakeasy haunts that the Hollywood elite would frequent.
The Underground LA tour, includes a few stops, under the busy streets of Los Angeles, where you’ll
peek into century-old tunnels and speakeasies, alongside experiencing more modern interpretations
of the city’s hidden watering holes.
Photos of LA Underground Tour provided by Paul Koudounaris
Focusing on artists in the art community, Cartwheel Art magazine has become the go-to for Los Angeles art scene news, updates, interviews, reviews and updates on local and national art fairs. With an art-smart, experienced staff and guest editorial contributors, our coverage is bold, fresh and original. Just like the art we cover.
Save the Date: Mercado Los Olvidados – pop up market curated by Camille Rose Garcia and Pskaufman – Friday September 22nd – Sunday September 24thNo CommentsMercado Los Olvidados, loosely translated as the Lost Ones Market and borrowing inspiration from the surrealist Luis Buñuel’s film of the same name, is an annual artist’s popup market taking place, fittingly, in underground downtown Los Angeles. Check out the …Read More »
- No CommentsSince the fall of the Wall, Berlin has become one of the most attractive places to go to for urban artists as well as for lovers of urban art. After this weekend, the city’s appeal as one of the most …Read More »
Event Coverage: When An Opening Night Is An Opening Community. “California Locos: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style” at Eastern Projects GalleryNo CommentsChaz Bojórquez A crowd of media and fans- the size, eagerness and enthusiasm of which I’ve never witnessed at an art show- flocked to California Locos: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style, opening reception at Eastern Projects Gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown …Read More »
Interview: Christian Letts at Viola! + Join him Friday September 15th (7-11pm) for a Special Event!!No CommentsChristian Letts is a bit of a modern day Renaissance Man, although he probably would prefer to not have that reference. An accomplished solo recording artist, he is best known as one of the guitarist’s for Edward Sharpe and the …Read More »