THE DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES EXPERTS FOR TOURS, EXPERIENCES & EVENTS
Based in the DTLA Arts District, Cartwheel Art is focused on immersive experiences, designing community-driven and diverse programming such as custom private group tours, guided public tours, art activated events, and curated exhibitions.
We offer event planning, media partnerships through our magazine and extensive social networks, consultation services and more, tailored to groups, large and small, individuals or organizations.
CURATION & EVENTS
Cartwheel Art founder Cindy Schwarzstein is a curator and art activist with over 25 years of experience building and hosting events and cultural programming in the LA area.
Our DTLA Arts District Map features local hotspots and hidden gems. Click here to download or pick one up at participating locations throughout the Arts District.
CURRENT PUBLIC TOURS IN DTLA
Join historical journalist Hadley Meares on our LA Vice tour, focused on Los Angeles’ most notorious criminals and their victims. Enjoy a drink at legendary bars that boast their own otherworldly spirits.
On the Paranormal Nights tour, historical journalist Hadley Meares guides you through the mean streets of DTLA, sharing stories of the serial killers and spooks who have lived and died in the City of Angels.
Without a doubt, Cindy’s wealth of experience in the local art scene and vast network in Los Angeles was a tremendous asset to the Airbnb team.
From the beginning, it was evident Cindy could create a highly detailed program on a large scale while keeping the engagement between artists and attendees personalized and unique. To produce quantity while maintaining quality is a talent and gift in the event industry. This is one of Cindy’s strengths. As our program needs evolved and scaled, Cindy was creative and adaptable to the changes required to the program.
Whether you are looking to produce a small intimate experience or a large-scale event activation, Cindy is a consummate professional and she has the talent and resources to meet your objectives and goals.
I’ve worked with Cindy on various walking tours of Downtown LA and Venice and always look forward to the next adventure. Clients are amazed at the education they receive on one of Cindy’s walking tours, and always ask when the next one will be.
I love that Cindy really puts a lot of thought and research into each tour, customizing the adventure, inviting local artists to help guide the tour, including muralist who provide context to all the amazing street art we walk past on the tours.
Cindy is terrific and I highly recommend her Cartwheel Art. The editors of AD also included Cartwheel Art as part of things to do in Downtown Los Angeles recently, check it out. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/los-angeles-neighborhood-personality-guide.
recommended from a prominent LA gallery. I could not have asked for a better
guide! Cindy curated a custom tour for a group of beauty clients to inspire them
in terms of color, food, ingredients & brand stories. Cindy’s enthusiasm, passion
and in-depth knowledge of the DTLA scene really brought the tour to life. Her
genuine connections with local business owners provided an insider glimpse into
these brands, which greatly impressed the clients. The clients were extremely
inspired by the tour + even the LA locals who attended expressed how many new
things they learned about their own city. Cindy was the perfect event organizer
and tour guide for our group!
Cindy's curiosity and enthusiasm are boundless and her relationships in the art community are global—we've been very lucky to work with her not just in L.A., but also in Detroit, Miami, Paris, and Berlin. Her commitment to supporting artists shines through all her work and has enriched our community in countless ways.
DTLA Arts District Tour (September 2016)