Save the Date: World Art Day – Art Tour Gallery Events, Presented by Cartwheel Art – Saturday April 15th (12:00pm – 6:30pm)

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For the third consecutive year, the City of Angels will participate in World Art Day festivities. This global event led by the IAA/AIAP (International Association of Art, an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO), takes place yearly on April 15th, and celebrates international collaboration through art.

In honor of this worldwide celebration, Cartwheel Art has partnered with IAA USA, the newly formed U.S. chapter of the IAA headquartered in Los Angeles. Last year’s programming from Cartwheel Art included art tours of the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District and Historic Filipinotown, as well as the pre-film screening of the film Dark Progressivsim, and a talk with the filmmakers and artists in the film.

For this year’s programming, we are presenting a FREE self guided tour of special gallery experiences organized by Cindy Schwarzstein, occurring throughout Los Angeles, on Saturday April 15th from 12pm – 6:30pm.

The following is the list of special events from 12pm – 6:30pm, at the galleries that will be featuring artist and curatorial walkthrough’s of exhibitions along with artist talks. The list is organized by neighborhood.

Participating galleries: Brand Library & Art Center, C.A.V.E. Gallery, CB1 Gallery, CES Gallery, Chung King Studio, Coagula Curatorial, Corey Helford Gallery, Durden & Ray Gallery, Eastern Projects, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Gabba Gallery, Gallery 30 South, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, KP Projects, LAUNCH LA, The Loft at Liz’s, REDCAT Gallery, Ren Gallery, The Good Luck Gallery, These Days, Thinkspace Gallery, Think Tank Gallery.

Make sure to tag us at #CartwheelArt during your day of gallery explorations! Also, #iaausa #worldartday #aiap #iaaworld

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2:00pm – 3:00pm

Artists Walkthrough at Fabien Castanier Gallery with Mambo

Address: 2919 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Fabien Castanier Gallery currently has on view a solo exhibition by L.A. based artist Mambo. Join the artist as he guides you through his show, “LINKS”, which highlights the work he’s completed since moving to Los Angeles in 2011. Mambo, born in Chile to a French father and Hungarian mother, grew up in Latin American and began his artistic career in Paris. An avid world traveler, Mambo has gained inspiration from his global journey. His paintings in the exhibition are part of his “Brainology” series, work that derives its aesthetic and conceptual foundation on the complexities of the brain and by extension, the mind.

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Time 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Exhibition Walkthrough of Thinkspace Gallery

Address: 6009 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Curator walkthrough of Thinkspace Gallery with the exhibitions “Short Stories”, featuring new works by Canadian painter Jacub Gagnon. His works combine familiar elements like woodland animals and domestic objects in unlikely pairings to create wonderfully strange encounters and evocative juxtapositions.

Also part of the exhibition walkthrough in the Project Room, will be new works by Kari-Lise Alexander in “WAKE.” A Seattle-based painter, Alexander is inspired by her Scandinavian heritage, particularly its folklore. Her sensuous portraits of beautiful women, derived from traditional Nordic stories, appear haunted and ethereal at times, and at others formidable.

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm


1:00pm – 2:00pm

Exhibition Walkthrough with gallery owners Stephen & Jodi Zeigler

Address: 118 Winston Street, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Join These Days for a walk through and guided tour of the exhibition “Afraid Of Modern Living | World Imitation & Monitor 1977-1982”, with gallery owners Stephen & Jodi Zeigler. They will discuss the groups founding, history, influences and motivation.

World Imitation first emerged as an artist collective that created photocopied and collaged mail art and DIY publications in the late 70’s but is perhaps best known in their musical incarnation, the band Monitor, active 1979-82.

This exhibition draws from their rarely seen archives of zines, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video that together hold up a funhouse mirror to Southern California culture, consumer dystopia and the late 1970s punk movement.

Regular operating hours:


Exhibition Walkthrough with gallery attendant at REDCAT Gallery

Address: 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Check out REDCAT Gallery, to explore “It is obvious from the map” that  examines the role of maps and map-making in the movements of large numbers of people from the conflict zones of the Middle East and Africa toward Europe. The exhibition takes its title from a detailed annotation on a fragment of a map depicting the border between Hungary and Serbia, a map made by migrants and exchanged among them on social media, a map that instantiates and attempts to realize a basic right to migration. But maps are not only the insignia of agency and the pursuit of new life. This show gathers three different moments of map-making from the current migration routes leading across or around the Mediterranean in order to chart the complex politics of migratory representations.

Regular operating hours: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

6:00pm – 6:30pm

Exhibition Walkthrough with curator Dale Youngman at REN GALLERY

Address: 743 Santee St. Los Angeles CA 90014 (The gallery is located in the inner courtyard of Santee Village, enter via Los Angeles St. between 7th and 8th or on Santee under the Santee Village sign)

Join Dale Youngman, curator of the group show “Earthly Delights” – an exhibit that exalts and celebrates the beauty of our now-seriously endangered planet, at REN GALLERY. This group show of talented and diverse artists in all mediums highlights the beauty and majesty of trees and all our native flora. From the stately redwood to our native palms, to forest nymphs and contemporary takes on landscapes and florals, the scope of this exhibit provides not only visually stunning art for any setting, but also food for thought. With the EPA defunded and the president calling global warming a “hoax created by the Chinese,” we believe now more than ever, it is important to honor Mother Earth, and do what we can to preserve her. How can we all do our part?

Contact for more information.

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 2:00pm – 7:00pm


12:00pm – 12:30pm

Exhibition Walk-through with the artist Gomez Bueno at Eastern Projects 

Address: 900 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 

Join us in Chinatown at Eastern Projects for an artist walkthrough with Gomez Bueno, of his solo exhibition “Blockbusters/Grandes Exitos”. This exhibition is a collection of politically charged satirical work that analyze people of power and modern day culture. Gomez interacts with mainstream Western popular culture through his imagery and bright colors. His three dimensional objects allude to historical figures and literature while remaining whimsical. His large paintings link traditional painting and underground comics, satirizing political propaganda and current political figures. Despite their outward playfulness, Bueno’s work acts as a cultural critique using reference from the worlds of advertising, music, and cinema.

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

12:30pm – 1:00pm
Exhibition Walk-through with the artist Steve Hinkey at Eastern Projects Annex 

Address: 900 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 

Join us at in Chinatown, at Eastern Projects Annex  for an artist walkthrough with Steve Hinkey, of his solo exhibition “This is Love: Moments of a Movement.” The exhibition is a collection of fifty new colorful prints, drawings, and videos that are depictions of physical energy that occur during Hinkey’s guided meditations. With the use of spiritual imagery, he is able to depict the idea of enlightenment and transformation through his drawings. Hinkey’s work as been said to be healing and meditative to experience, as its focus is on the expansion of the inner self. 

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Curators Walkthrough with Mat Gleason at Coagula Curatorial

Address: 974 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012 

Coagula Curatorial founder Mat Gleason will give a walkthrough of the gallery’s exhibition: MANUEL OCAMPO & IRENE IRE – “Monument To The Pathetic Sublime: Resuscitating Goya or an all-out Attempt at Transcendence”. A two-artist exhibit of new works which attempt to bring the dark humor and critical eye of Goya back into our contemporary consciousness through the use and appropriation of his critical imagery from his print portfolio Los Caprichos (1797-1798). Irene-Iré is a Madrid-based artist, who exhibits regularly throughout Europe. Manuel Ocampo is one of the most influential living contemporary artists working today. In addition to having been shown and collected in numerous international museums, he will represent the Philippines in the 2017 Venice Biennale.

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 1;00pm – 6:00pm

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Curators Walkthrough of The Good Luck Gallery

Address: 945 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Showcasing visionary outsider, self-taught, and folk artists, The Good Luck Gallery is the only commercial gallery in Los Angeles to focus primarily on artists working beyond the margins of the contemporary art world. Curator and owner Paige Wery will walk visitors through the current exhibition featuring works by John Hiltunen, whose anthropomorphic paper collages upend the conventional dynamics between man and beast with exhilarating results.

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm



2:00pm – 4:00pm

Storytelling with Activists, Artists and Scholars on the ICONIC Black Panther Party Art Exhibition, at Gregorio Escalante Gallery

Address: 978 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012 

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling at the ICONIC Black Panther Party art exhibition at Gregorio Escalante Gallery. Activists, artists and scholars will share their perspectives on the importance of the documentation of struggles for self-determination through short stories. There will be a conversation with the audience afterwards.

For more information email

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Meet the owners & curators of KP Projects & Launch LA 

Address: 936 Mei Ling Way (Behind Hop Louie restaurant in the Central Plaza)

Chinatown has been seeing an influx of westside galleries moving in over the last year, bringing together gallerists and artists whose work ranges from low brow to immaculate fine art and performances. The variety of artwork seen in this niche of Los Angeles has been calling to Merry Karnowsky and James Panozzo of KP Projects for quite some time, and they have jumped in to contribute to the burgeoning culture with an incredible lineup of exhibition programming.

Join Merry and James, in their Chinatown location, where they will be presenting “Western Pictures” a solo exhibition of charcoal works by Eric Nash. As a city of freeways, signs, and signals, these visions of Los Angeles appear as if seen from the car window, the essential way to experience LA. Nash imbues each setting with a mysterious suspense, an allusion to seductive film imagery coined as California Noir.

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Exhibition Walkthrough of “FOCAL PLANES” with Osceola Refetoff, photographer, curator and owner of Chung King Studio

Address: 975 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us the private gallery space of Chung King Studio for a walkthrough of photographic works by Christopher Cichocki, Jay Mark Johnson and Osceola Refetoff.

The earth’s landscapes are both eternal and ever-changing. Human activity in the Anthropocene has reworked the character of the topography in majestic, surreal, and troubling ways. Salt flats, strip mines, and the cracks of dry lake beds offer mysterious, often painterly surfaces that tether the universe to intimate experience. Dust on the horizon, in the air, and under our feet catches the light, refracts and radiates. These three artists use photography and photogenic means to both depict and evoke the visual and geological territory of the new terrestrial normal.
–Shana Nys Dambrot


1:00pm – 1:30pm

Exhibition Walk-through at CES Gallery

Address: 701 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021 (South of 7th)

CES Gallery associate, Andrew Emard, will guide a walk-though of the exhibition “Psychonautics,” and discuss the exhibitions theme and each artist’s work.”Psychonautics,” is a group exhibition that celebrates formal landscape painting though an alternative lens. The artists in Psychonautics create landscapes as a means to realize psychological space, deconstructing politicized environments and terrains.

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00pm

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Exhibition Walkthrough of ‘Jason Rhoades. Installations, 1994 – 2006’ at Hauser & Wirth

Address: 901 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Downtown Los Angeles Arts District) 

Join us for a one-hour walkthrough of ‘Jason Rhoades Installations, 1994 – 2006’ led by a gallery specialist at Hauser & Wirth. Comprised of six major works spanning the artist’s career, this exhibition constitutes a long-overdue, comprehensive survey in his adopted city.

Special Notes: No reservation required, however space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in begins at 2.30 pm at the Information Desk in the Courtyard.

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Exhibition Walkthrough at Corey Helford Gallery 

Address: 571 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, California 90033 (Boyle Heights)

Corey Helford Gallery director Sherri J. Trahan will give a walk-through of the gallery’s three new exhibitions: internationally renowned street artist Okuda San Miguel’s “Mayan Renaissance,” Richard J. Oliver’s “Immersion,” and the gallery’s fourth annual “Art Collector Starter Kit” group show featuring 12″x12″ works by over 50 of the best New Contemporary artists, priced affordably for new collectors.

Regular Operating Hours on Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Meet the Artists and Curator at CB1 Gallery

Address: 1923 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles, 90021 (South of 10Fwy from the DTLA Arts District)

CB1 Gallery will be presenting an opening reception with two new exhibitions on World Art Day. In the main gallery will be their first solo exhibition of the work of LA-based artist Phung Huynh: “Pretty Hurts.” Huynh’s current work probes questions of cultural perception and cultural authenticity through images of the Asian female body vis-a-vis plastic surgery. And, in gallery two will be their third solo exhibition of Osvaldo Trujillo, “Of Our Time.” Trujillo presents painted and laser cut acrylic works which mark at once a new direction in his work and a return to a medium he has used in the past, integrating technology into his practice.


Exhibition Walkthrough with  Max Presneill, founder and member of the artists collective Durden & Ray.

Address: 1923 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angles, CA 90021 (South of 10Fwy  from the DTLA Arts District)

Join us for a walk-thru at Durden & Ray that will be lead by Max Presneill, founder and member of the artists collective. He will describe a brief history of D&R and it’s principles it functions. The talk will include the changing nature of its mission, the international exchange program, membership and where we are heading.

Special Notes: This is before the official opening at 5:00pm.


3:00pm – 5:00pm

Panel Discussion – Shifting Hierarchies in Galleries Today at Brand Library & Art Center

Address: 1601 W Mountain St, Glendale, California 91201

Join us at Brand Library & Art Center, for an exciting panel discussion on the changes taking place in the commercial gallery system due to the successes and influence of artist-run spaces and pivotal factors in the digital era.

Participants include Eva Chimento (Chimento Gallery), Patricia Correia (Patricia Correia Projects), Davida Nemeroff (Night Gallery) and guest artist/curators. Moderated by Kara W. Tomé.

An additional part of the experience at Brand Library & Art Center will be a curatorial walkthrough of the”Man Made”. The exhibition explores the urban ecology of our built environment through the distinctive artwork of seven LA based artists: Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Anita Bunn, Chelsea Dean, Jennifer Gunlock, Jenene Nagy, Michelle Robinson and Sinziana Velicescu. By means of installation, sculpture, photography, printmaking, painting, drawing and collage, the artists endeavor to expand the language of environmental engagement by challenging the way we see and connect with the ubiquitous forms and objects that surround us.

Regular operating hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm


1:00pm – 2:00pm 

Exhibition Walkthrough of Gabba Art Gallery 

Address: 3126 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057

Gabba Gallery‘s owner/curator Jason Ostro will guide visitors through three exhibitions. Essi Zimm’s “Happenstance” delights viewers with richly textured mixed media panels of animals, mythical creatures, and forests of “Candy Trees.” Her work was recently featured in New American Paintings. “Variegated Visions” by Seattle artist Ten Hundred features playful surrealist paintings in delicious tropical colors. “Apathesis” is a collection of mixed media sculptures and paintings by Konecki. The San Diego based artist tackles social apathy and incendiary politics with his clever, gritty creations. Cold refreshments will be served.

This image is by Essi Zimm

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm


4:30pm – 5:30pm

A Happening by Alex Legolvan and Exhibition Walkthrough of  the pop up show “Legal Goods” with Think Tank Gallery 

Address: Bonito’s Swap Meet at 620 S. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057 

In response to being forced to close their Downtown gallery for their creative observation of the laws governing events spaces, Think Tank has moved into the MacArthur Park swap meet with ex-con Phil America. Their tiny booth has become a site-responsive group exhibit, and the gallery is showing only other artists who have broken the law – “Legal Goods” explores the difference between what is “legal” in and “good” for society today and for the next four years. For World Art Day, they will stage an art happening by Alex Legolvan beneath a mural the gallery restored for the swap meet. Guests will enjoy a tour of the booth, prison-style refreshments like pruno wine, and then a moment in MacArthur Park watching Legolvan’s themed performance up on the mural’s awning across the street.



1:30pm – 2:00pm

Exhibition Walkthrough of KP Projects 

Address: 170 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (located in the ART 170 Building)

Join us for an exhibition walkthrough of “Outside In Doors” a series of new works from painter Lola Gil at KP Projects, in the main gallery. “Outside In Doors” is a story of exploration, discovery, enlightenment and growth, as well as messages of comfort and reassurance from experiences gained and lessons learned.

Image shown is the work of Lola Gil.

Also as part of the walkthrough at KP Projects, will be a solo exhibition of new work from Todd Carpenter, titled “Shadow Discarnate,” in the Square Gallery.  “Shadow Discarnate,” is an exploration into the perception of reality as immaterial facades of light and shadow.In their very nature, shadows are disembodied, an absence of physical matter. Carpenter’s urban and natural landscapes capture this fleeting essence of light as substance. As such, Carpenter’s rich, impasto paintings are not reflective of real, physical surroundings but our perception of the outside world through light and shadow.

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Exhibition Walkthrough “TEXT MESSAGE” with curator Randi Kreeft, at The Loft at Liz’s

Address: 453 S. La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Join us in The Loft at Liz’s for a walkthrough of TEXT MESSAGE with curator Randi Kreeft. From tongue-in-cheek wordplay to unabashed political criticism and powerful social commentary, our five featured artists intertwine written word and aestheticism for maximum impact. Featuring artists Fred Feldmesser, Michael Flechtner, Stuart Kusher, Theodore Svenningsen and Senon Williams.

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm


4:00pm – 5:00pm

Zeal Harris, Lili Bernard, & Loren Holland Artist Talk with Naima Keith

Address: 170 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Join us at LAUNCH LA for an Artists Talk lead by Naima J. Keith, Deputy Director, Exhibitions & Programs, CAAM, discussing Launch’s current exhibition ‘Sweet Sticky Things’. As a shared vision, Lili Bernard, Zeal Harris and Loren Holland explore collective Black women’s identities, while also acknowledging the hybridity and nuances of the Black female narrative. Collectively these artists tackle topics of sexuality, beauty, love, motherhood, race, class, violence, rape and resilience.

Special Note: Space is limited and this is on a first come first seated availability.

The images left to right are by Lili Bernard, Loren Holland and the show’s organizer, Zeal Harris.

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm


12:00pm – 5:00pm (20 minute talk begins at the top of each hour)

Exhibition Walkthrough and discussion on Zombie Formalism with Gallery 30 South’s Owner/Curator, Matt Kennedy.

Address: 30 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106 adjacent to the Green Street Landmark District

Join us at Gallery 30 South where Matt Kennedy will discusses the exhibition and elements at work in the new new genre termed Zombie Formalism, via a painted conversation between two artists of disparate ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who have each employed an art history approach with unconventional materials to produce individual bodies of work that address diaspora and the disconnection of man and nature.

American critic Walter Robinson coined the term Zombie Formalism in 2014 to describe the prevalence and success of what he saw as generic abstract art. In major art centers across the globe, he argued, scores of early and mid-career artists have begun painting with an essentialist, reductive approach. While he intended it as a pejorative, a growing number of artists–both established and emerging, have embraced the term as a means of defining a generational shift away from the comfort of figurative painting while maintaining the narrative subtext not often associated with expressionism. They’re making paintings about painting. They’ve reanimated Greenbergian aesthetics with elements of semiotics, fluxus and even dadaism.  Image: Milky Way is by Shigeru Ide, and Sci-Fi is by Margo Taylo.

Special Note: There will be a live and draw event during the evening. Contact the gallery with questions.

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm


1:00pm – 2:00pm

Exhibition Walkthrough of C.A.V.E. Gallery with curator Patrick Iaconis 

Address: 55 North Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, CA 90291

Join us at C.A.V.E. Gallery (The Center for Audio and Visual Expression) in Venice Beach for an exhibition walk through with curator and gallery owner Patrick Iaconis, of the work by UK artist, Pure Evil with his exhibition “Murder + Love” and Los Angeles artist 2SHAE with his exhibition “REHAB’S for QUITTERS.” Additional artist’s work will also be shown during the walkthrough, including CENZ, KURAR, BAYO, Vinz, and many more! Above image by PURE EVIL.

Regular operating hours on Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

7:00pm – 10:00pm in Downtown Los Angeles: We’ve reserved the evening for the IAA USA Launch Party and Fundraiser at the Howard Griffin Gallery L.A. A $35 ticket gets you access to a fun-filled night of live art and dance performances by Sokamba Performing Arts Company, sets by local DJs, an exhibition of works by famed Berlin Wall artist Thierry Noir, fun photo ops, and more! In addition to the entertainment, enjoy specialty cocktails and pours by Tres Papalote Mezcal and others, plus yummy bites from local establishments. Make sure to snag tickets before they sell out as capacity is limited! For more information and to purchase tickets for the Launch Party and Fundraiser, from 7pm-11pm, go here.

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