Cartwheel Art Tours Coverage: Neighborhood Explorations in Historic Filiponotown, with Cartwheel Art Tours Host – Jason Ostro
“Blight to Bright in the Gabba Arts District”
Jason Ostro, curator and creator of the Gabba Arts District, a neighborhood beautification project in Historic Filiponotown (bordering on Echo Park), that recently received an award from the City of Los Angeles, led groups on Neighborhood Explorations with Cartwheel Art Tours, on Thursday November 17th for the Airbnb Open – Los Angeles.
Jason led the group through his Gabba Arts District neighborhood beautification project, that includes over 100+ murals canvassing the alleyways, stairways, dumpsters, gated fences and garage doors–all painted by international and Los Angeles artists, while hearing stories of the transformation from blighted alleys to a unique up and coming world renowned outdoor gallery.
A list of some of the artists that have painted murals in the Gabba Art District and guest of the explorations discovered, are as follows: Dourone, Jason Botkin, Katie Green, Raphael Grischa, Phobik, Moncho1929, Andrea LaHue aka Random Act, Jason Ostro, Jennifer Korsen, Bandit, LOUDLABS, Peter Greco, MD MN, Clinton Bopp, Annie Preece, Matt Gondek, Gianni Arone, The Bleep Bloop, SpaceGoth, Johnny Brushstrokes, Wrdsmith, Thrashbird, Sketchy, Teachr, Septerhed, ThanksOne, Jules Muck, KrossD, Save the Panduhs, Mar, Blandy, Dourone, LeBA, ZLA, Afrika_47 aka Ralph Zimon and Pastey Whyte, and many many many more.
After exploring the alleys, Jason who is also the gallery director, owner, and curator, of the Gabba Gallery, located in the Gabba Arts District, offered a walkthrough of his gallery, where guests discovered their biggest and most fun art shows of the year titled “Wishlist”, a holiday cash and carry art show.
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