Cartwheel Art Tours Coverage: Neighborhood Explorations in DTLA with Cartwheel Art Tours Host – Michael Torquato deNicola
‘Surf, Art, Life’: Dive into the World where Surf meets Art, along the East Bank of the LA River
World traveling, award winning surfer, artist and filmmaker Michael Torquato deNicola hosted groups for Neighborhood Explorations with Cartwheel Art Tours in his unique Downtown Los Angeles studio loft, during the Airbnb Open on Thursday November 17th. The Neighborhood Explorations were curated and produced by Cartwheel Art Tours founder, Cindy Schwarzstein.
Located adjacent to the railroad tracks along the East bank of the Los Angeles River, guests enjoyed Torquato’s studio which is alive with color, energy and motion. It’s here where hand painted surfboards, canvases, doors and a 1500 square foot floor painted as a reminder of the reefs of Northern Sumatra fill his creative space.
Guests heard stories of Torquato’s travels, adventure and unique art making process depicting the intersection where Surf meets Art, over surfer snacks of chips, salsa and beverages. They also received a sneak peek at some of the work that will be part of his exhibition opening next week: “Rolling Waves to Rolling Trains” at B&B&Co. Gallery, which is located close to the DTLA Arts District.
Top photo by EMS Arts.
Contact Cindy to have her organize a unique and immersive experience, with Michael, for your private group or organization.