Join us for our one-year anniversary celebration of Cartwheel Art Tours as we travel by bus from the Convention Center to the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District on an immersive experience in the most unique, art-centric, and rapidly changing part of Los Angeles. This special Cartwheel Art Tour, designed for LA Art Show guests, as a prelude to, and extension of, the Dialogs LA panel “The Arts District: The Development of an Art Scene and the Art of Development” scheduled for Sunday from 3-4pm.
The tour of Los Angles mural art and the vibrant Downtown Los Angeles Arts District is prodcued by Cartwheel Art to celebrate the LA Art Show’s 20th Anniversary. Murals of internationally well-known artists, emerging artist s and Los Angleles graffiti crews, along with significant points of interest, will be shown and includes inerractions with artists, developers, historians and creative entrepreneurs.
Saturday’s LA Art Show walking tour will be led by Cartwheel Art founder, Cindy Schwarzstein, joined by an eclectic team of knowledgeable and passionate insiders from the district who are deeply connected to the art, food, history and developments occurring in the neighborhood, some of whom are panelist speakers for the Dialogs LA Panel Discussion the following day. The Tour will also view murals by artists who are featured in the Mural Conservancy of Los Angles (MCLA) exhibtion and discuss their work, in anticpation of Saturday afternoon’s MCLA panel discussion, Public Art Land Grab: The Gold Rush Economy of LA’s Mural Rennaisance as well as seeing murals by artists featured in the El Segundo Museum of Art’s “Scratch” triptcych at the LA Art Show. Graffiti historian/photographer/curator/author Steve Grody (Graffiti L.A.: Street Styles and Art) will join the tour to provide historical background and details.
In additon to murals, participants will have a rare visit to a high-end residential loft, repurposed from a warehouse, carefully restored and renovated by Yuval Bar-Zemer, Principal of Linear City Development and one of the panelists on Sunday’s Dialogs LA “The Arts District: The Development of an Art Scene and the Art of Development”. The group will also visit brick-and-mortar early adopeters and new service businesses, ranging from organice food shops and cafes like the Daily Dose Cafe, where we will sample some farm fresh food in the their alley, go to galleries and makers’ boutiques like Downtown Design League whose founder and creative director, Yasmina Cadiz, is also a panelist on Sunday’s discussion along wth being the founder and creative director for DTLA Dace to Face. Particpants will have an oopportunity to see and discuss the pros and cons of development. Filmmaker Stephen Seemayer (Tales of the American and Young Turks), a performance artist who lived in the Arts District for over twenty-five years, will provide background and history.
There will be attention to the various new museums and art centers that are planned to open in the Arts District. A visit around the outisde of a historic 100,000 square foot flour mill complex of late 19th andearly 20th century buildings and outdoor spaces that will soon become transformed to become a new multi-disciplinary arts center for Hauser, Wirth and Schimmel. Still existing on the walls many Los Angeles graffiti crews have created productions that will be seen on the tour. This in addition to the new location for the A + D Architecture and Design Museum and the Arts District Center for the Arts (ADCA) though LADADSpace that will <> more to the current art galleries currently in the Arts District such as The Box Gallery, Ibid Los Angeles, MAMA Gallery, TRACTION Arts, Wilding Cran Gallery, CES Contemporary, Lili Lakich Neon Art Studio, in addition to others along with Art Share L.A., a community art center.
The tour will make its last stop in the Arts District at Angel City Brewery where guests who are over 21 can sample local brews and learn about beer making and the history of the brewery’s venerable and historic building.
As well, tour participants will be experiencing the neighborhood where four chinese photographers from China Projects at the LA Art Show, will be artists-in-residence as part of the LA Art Show continuum programming. These photographers will participate in an exchange program with the Los Angeles photographers from Tuesday, January 20 through Sunday January in collaboration with the Arts District Alliance and the LA Art Show and sponsored by Cartwheel Art among other businesses in the Arts District.
Once back at the Convention Center, for those interested, this informative tour will continue from 3:00pm – 4:00pm, and can include the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles Dialogs LA panel at 4:00pm. On the extended tour at the convention center, there will be an opportunity to view the MCLA exhibition. the El Segundo Museum of Art “Scratch” triptych and the Cartwheel Art exhibition “Dark Progressivism: Metropolis Rising.”
The tour meets at 11:00am on Saturday Janurary 17 at the LA Art Show ticketing entrance. The tour begins with a bus ride to the Arts District where participants will take a 10-12 block walk before returning to the LA Art Show vis bus at 3:00pm. There is an option to receive an expanded tour from 3:00pm – 4:00pm in the Convention Center with Cindy. Tickets are $47.50 amd include transportation, a detailed map of the murals and features of Downtown Los Angeles Arts District alogn with a food sampling at the beginning of the tour from our sponsor Daily Dose Cafe. Entry into the LA Art Show is inlcuded in the price of the tour ticket.
Note: Reservations are required as capacity is limited for the bus transportation.
For more information about the Dialogs LA Panel The Arts District: The Development of an Art Scene and the Art of Development on Sunday January 18 from 3pm – 4pm, visit LAArtShow.com/dialogs-2015
For more information about Arts District Alliance continuum programming in collaboration with the LA Art Show and sponosred by Cartwheel Art and Cartwheel Art Tours, from Tuesday January 20 through January 25, visit ArtsDistrictAlliance.org
Cartwheel Art Tour with the American Planning Association in Joel Bloom Triangle with the murals of Dabs/Myla and How and Nosm.
Recent mural completed by the UTI Crew members in the UTI Crew Hall of Fame Yard.
One of the streets with artisan boutiques and restaurants in the Arts District. Murals shown here by Shepard Fairey and Kim West.
Cartwheel Art Tour for Google’s City Experts Program with a new mural collaboration at The Container Yard by Vyal, Fluke and Zek156.
Mural by OFA Crew that is currently on one of the building walls of the Hauser, With and Schimmel Gallery Complex Space being developed.
Mural by Angelina Christina and Fin Dac.
Cartwheel Art Tour group for the LA Art Show in 2014.