Cartwheel Art Tours Coverage: Neighborhood Explorations in DTLA, with Cartwheel Art Tours Hosts – Stephen and Jodi Zeigler

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Walking The Line: Arts & Culture in The Historic Core”

Fourth generation Angelenos, These Days gallery owners and decade long downtown Los Angeles residents, as well as Cartwheel Art Tours Hosts, Stephen & Jodi Zeigler, provided neighborhood explorations of The Historic Core and The Toy District during the Airbnb Open on Thursday November 17th. The Neighborhood Explorations, were curated and produced by Cartwheel Art Tours founder, Cindy Schwarzstein.

It was during Stephen and Jodi’s Neighborhood Explorations where guests were able to see, smell and hear all the things that make this multi-cultured, multi-socio-economic and multi-faceted area such a fascinating place.

As part of the experience, guests were provided a private walkthrough of These Days, one of the oldest buildings in downtown LA, located on historic Werdin Place. Stephen and Jodi shared stories about the building, which has a rich and storied history that involves the International Labor Defense, the American Communist Party, homeless WW2 veterans, a brothel and a flophouse ran by Sister Sylvia’s Soul Patrol.

During the neighborhood exploration Stephen and Jodi, also spoke about notable locals like American songwriter Woodie Guthrie, poet Charles Bukowski and author John Fante.

With the Zeigler’s, who are an integral part of the local arts scene, and have worked as facilitators in creating many of the large scale murals in the area, guests connected on a deeper level of the neighborhood,  through their perspectives.

Contact Cindy to have her organize a unique and immersive experience, with Stephen and Jodi, for your private group or organization.

See more of our coverage from the 35 Neighborhood Explorations, curated and produced by Cartwheel Art Tours, for the Airbnb Open – Los Angeles.



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