Cartwheel Art Tours Coverage: Neighborhood Explorations in DTLA, with Cartwheel Art Tours Host – Cody Bayne
“LA – Then, Now & Forever”
Cody Bayne, an Airbnb City Host, known as The Neo-Urban Expressionist, introduced groups during his Neighborhood Explorations with Cartwheel Art Tours, to some of his favorite gems in Downtown Los Angeles, while providing the opportunity guests to connect the dots of LA history and it’s current Urban Core rebirth. The Neighborhood Explorations, was an integral part of the programming for the first day of the Airbnb Open – Los Angeles, curated and produced by Cartwheel Art Tours founder, Cindy Schwarzstein.
Cody’s exploration began at G & B Coffee, where guests enjoyed a coffee creation sampling, made especially for the group, while taking in the exciting reborn Grand Central Market. The first stop on the walking exploration was the landmark Bradbury building which many recognized as the filming location for countless movies and videos, including the film “The Artist” and “Bladerunner.
Other stops on Cody’s exploration included Grand Park, City Hall and Biddy Mason Park. The highlight of leading the neighborhood exploration for Cody was Biddy Mason Park as it showed for him that Los Angeles wasn’t just built on the back of gold miners, oil barons & movie stars but on the shoulders of really amazing people, that sometimes get lost in history. He explained to the group that this was the case with Bridget “Biddy” Mason who was a freed slave, an African-American nurse, a Los Angeles real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist, along with being the founder of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles.
Contact Cindy to have her organize a unique and immersive experience, with Cody for your private group or organization.