Fabrik Expo Highlights & Cartwheel Art/Cartwheel Art Tours Booth: Featured Arts District Artists and Tomorrow’s Book Signing with Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre Writer/Director of the Film Dark Progressivism.

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Cartwheel Art is excited to be a media sponsor for Fabrik Expo–a celebration of art, design, multi-media and performance art–that premiered with an opening preview party last night benefitting Inner-City Art, a non-profit arts organization based in Downtown Los Angeles, that provides professional art instruction to under-served youth.

Fabrik Expo fair platform presents emerging and established cross-disciplinary artists, designers, and collaborative groups
with a focus on artists from around the world–participants include artists from Japan, Mexico and Spain, as well as from all over the US– who do not have an opportunity to participate in gallery-based art fairs. The exciting new expo, is clearly one to be watched as the fair of the future and we are already looking forward to next years!

The weekend-long expo, continuing today from 11am-7pm and has had a consistent crowd of art enthusiasts, runs through tomorrow, Sunday from 11am-6pm is at Willow Studios, a 30,000-square-foot, indoor/outdoor film production and events venue in a central enclave of LA’s ever-evolving and internationally-known DTLA Arts District, where we are based and lead tours. Expo tickets are $20 at the door for one-day admission; and $30 at the door for a weekend pass that covers Saturday and Sunday; a $60 VIP pass which includes weekend admission, a fair guide, and access to the VIP lounge during the fair is also available. For tickets click here.

Cartwheel Art and Cartwheel Art Tours  has a booth (booth 505), where we are featuring work from a selected group of artists that live and work in the Arts District including: Nicholas Bonamy, Stone Larkin of Fused Metals, Gonzalo Papantonakis and Ashley Sumner. We are also providing maps of the Arts District, published by Cartwheel Art in the booth. As well,  Cartwheel Art Tours founder and director, Cindy Schwarzstein, is at the booth and happy to offer custom walking tour itineraries for you day adventure while visiting us in our neighborhood.

Tomorrow, Sunday January 31st from 11am-4pm, Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre, author of Urban Politics: The Political Culture of Sur 13 Gangs, The NAFTA Blueprint, and A Grave Situation will be signing books and promoting his upcoming documentary, in the Cartwheel Art & Cartwheel Art Tours booth 505. Rodrigo, is the writer/director of the upcoming documentary film, Dark Progressivism, an urban studies film that follows the trajectory of Los Angeles gang graffiti, murals, and tattoo art, and their impact on contemporary art. Additionally, Rodrigo has written several articles about art and culture in Los Angeles, published in the Huffington Post, Cartwheel Art Magazine, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, and he is currently a graduate student in the creative writing department at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Enjoy some of the photos from opening night and the booths at Fabrik Expo below. Hope to see you soon!

Fabrik Expo
January 29 to 31
Willow Studios
1324 Palmetto Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Saturday, January 30, 2016, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 31, 2016, 11am – 6pm



Cartwheel Art booth featuring Arts









Open for Humans, “Skyscape” – a site specific installation. (openforhumans.com)


Opening party guests having fun! 


Opening party guests having fun!


Peter Frank with Fabrik Media at Fabrik Expo opening night party.


Opening party guests including street artists Septerhed & Jennifer Korsen with Warren Brand of Branded Arts and guest.


Cleon Peterson Neon Installation 


Artist’s being interviewed during the opening and today at Farbik Expo.


DTLA Arts District artists Nick Bonamy who is exhibiting with Cartwheel Art and Naomi Scully.


Gen Art booth! Lots of fun and color! 


Farbik Expo guests having fun at the Cartwheel Art booth on opening night.


Brandon Boyd and Jen Disisto, guests of Fabrik Expo with Cartwheel Art founder Cindy SchwarzsteiIMG_7654

Chris Davies, founder of Farbik Expo and Fabrik Media on opening night






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