Cartwheel Art Tours Coverage: Neighborhood Explorations in DTLA Chinatown, with Cartwheel Art Tours Host – Lisa Derrick
L.A,’s Chinatown, Gateway to the New West”
Los Angeles-born underground socialite Lisa Derrick, and former Cartwheel Art Magazine editorial director, led guests of the Airbnb Open on Neighborhood Explorations, for multi-cultural adventures through one of Los Angeles’ most storied and historic neighborhoods, Chinatown, gateway to the New West. It was through Lisa’s extensive knowledge of the area’s galleries, shops and restaurants, that guest’s were connected to Chinatown.
Derrick, a journalist, artist, curator, filmmaker and web TV on-air personality, who spent her childhood weekends in Chinatown rummaging through antique stores with her family, and her teens at the punk clubs, Madame Wong’s and the Hong King Cafe (which once drew musicians from all over the Southland to Chinatown), showed her perspective of Chinatown, to guests who participated in the Neighborhood Explorations, curated and produced by Cartwheel Art Tours founder, Cindy Schwarzstein.
As a curator, who has presented art shows at galleries on Chung King Road and Homeboy Industries, both stops on the Neighborhood Explorations guests immersed themselves in the cultural experience. There was also a rest at Chinatown’s acclaimed wine shop, Ling’s Market where complimentary local snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments were served.
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