FROM THE UNDERGROUND TO A ROOFTOP OASIS. ART. MUSIC. THEATER & THE NOT OFTEN EXPLORED. EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH THE RIGHT INSIDER TO LEAD YOU.
Each tour offers a behind the scenes perspective, crafted by renowned curator and taste maker Cindy Schwarzstein and led by her team of passionate insiders.
Perfect for both large groups and special events as well as smaller groups, our tours and experiences can be tailored to fit any need or adventure level.
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
"Cindy Schwarzstein, is a treasure trove of historic and artistic knowledge, as well as a delightful person who manages to talk her way into all kinds of secret spots you’d never see if you weren’t in her capable hands! She customized a tour in Downtown Los Angeles for a diverse group of our friends, which managed to enchant and edify all of us. I enthusiastically recommend her wonderful tours!" Custom Tour | October 13, 2017
"As 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 unnoticed by most in the LA art community. Truly informative and awesome to get a further look into many of the artists that I deal with on a daily basis - highly recommended to anybody interested in art in general and a current rapidly growing/transformative genre of the business." DTLA Arts District Tour | September 2016
Cindy 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. BritWeek Tour | May, 2016