Cartwheel Art Tours Coverage: Neighborhood Explorations in DTLA, with Cartwheel Art Tours Host – Dale Youngman
“Inside the Art World”
Independent Art Curator and Fine Art Dealer Dale Youngman led guests of the Airbnb Open – Los Angles on Neighborhood Explorations, behind the scenes of the art world in the heart of bustling Downtown Los Angeles. The Neighborhood Explorations led by Dale Youngman were an integral part of the overall Neighborhood Explorations programming, curated and produced by Cartwheel Art Tours founder, Cindy Schwarzstein.
As a former Gallery Owner, who knows the artists and gallery owners that make this area one of the most interesting and vibrant art scenes in the country, Dale led three groups inside some of the private artist studios of two of the neighborhoods most successful artists. She also showed them their workplaces, while they watched a demo and heard their stories, that offered the opportunity to learn a bit about the techniques and inspirations behind the featured artists fine art.
The exploration began with Clara Berta at Berta Art Studio Gallery, an award-winning artist of Hungarian descent, who creates, teaches and exhibits her abstract mixed-media paintings in her sunny Downtown loft. From there the group went down the street to visit Michael Hayden, whose large-scale encaustic paintings grace the homes of many famous celebrities. At Michael Hayden’s private studio (which is never open to the public!), the groups watched during a demonstration, his modern application of the ancient technique of encaustic painting with melted beeswax.
The last stop was at the newly re-located Ren Gallery, a gorgeous 2500 sq. ft space tucked away in the inner courtyard of the Santee Court Lofts community. The gallery, owned by Renee Warren, specializes in pop, street and abstract art from emerging and mid-career Los Angeles based artists. It was at this final stop that guests discovered a very eclectic collection of wall art, sculptural works, custom furniture and limited edition prints and books.
Contact Cindy to have her organize a unique and immersive experience, with Dale, for your private group or organization.