Cartwheel Art Tours: Neighborhood Explorations in Historic Filipinotown, with Cartwheel Art Tours Host – Reanne Estrada
“Hidden Hi Fi, Deep Soul”
Reanne Estrada, visual artist, Creative Director of Public Matters and Hidden Hi Fi* High Priestess for an interactive, time-traveling cultural expedition and Cartwheel Art Tours host, led groups for the Airbnb Open on Neighborhood Explorations, through Historic Filipinotown, “Hi Fi” for short. The Neighborhood Explorations were curated and produced by Cartwheel Art Tours founder, Cindy Schwarzstein.
It was on her Neighborhood Explorations, in Historic Filipinotown, known as one of Los Angeles’ most vibrant, under-the-radar neighborhoods, with its hidden charms, history, and personality that that guests became immersed in Reanne’s neighborhood. They learned what’s “Filipino,” what’s “historic” about it, and how it fits into the multicultural landscape of Los Angeles.
Guests felt like they traveled back in time through a curated media archive of community stories that brought history to life; while visiting sites of social histories that are “hidden in plain sight;” and were immersed in Filipino food culture by exploring the oldest Filipino market in the area.
It was along the way, that guests found out where to stock their pantry with flavorful staples like bagoong and near-surreal suka, contemplate whether corn-and-cheese ice cream is a grand idea, and understand why so many Filipinos have Latino-sounding last names. Guests also discovered where to find that curious Filipino-American hybrid: the adobo sandwich. And, for those that were feeling particularly brave, they tired the balut.
Checking out the Jeepney was also part of the Neighborhood Explorations.
Contact Cindy to have her organize a unique and immersive experience, with Reanna , for your private group or organization.