SAVE THE DATE: DTLA Arts District Block Party – Sunday July 22

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DTLA Arts District Block Party 2018

Cartwheel Art is excited to announce that we will be participating in DTLA’s first Arts District Block Party. On Sunday, July 22, the 1800 block of Industrial St. between Mateo St. & Mill St. in the south area of the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, will be closed to traffic from noon to 8 p.m. Join us and our neighbors for food, music, live art, a beer garden, and lots more!


Artist & Craftsman Supply is a 100% employee-owned company offering the highest quality service and materials for creative communities. They will be leading a free watercolor monoprinting activity from noon to 5pm. 

The Bridge Mind Body Movement (1820 Industrial St., Suite 102B) will have an aerial rig in front of the studio. One of their instructors, Elli Williams, will be doing aerial performances throughout the day and will be there to speak to people interested in classes, private sessions, or to answer questions. They’ll also have a booth where they will be offering Reiki sessions and selling apparel, jewelry, copper water bottles, yoga mats and meditation pillows.

Cafe Societe (formerly Daily Dose Café) (1820 Industrial St, in the alley) will have live jazz music, and be serving a menu that includes coffee, teas, and gelato.

Cartwheel Art is a hub for art activation, curation and neighborhood exploration. Based in the DTLA Arts District for over 5 years, we are passionate about creating immersive and authentic experiences for groups of any size wanting to know more about the vibrant culture of Los Angeles. Visit the Cartwheel Art table to meet founder Cindy Schwarzstein, art advocate and curator deeply connected to the Los Angeles area, and other members of the Cartwheel Art team. Learn about our immersive experiences, custom private tours, and curated art activation programming, as well as the Arts District Map that we publish. Steve Grody, author of Graffiti LA and the guide for Cartwheel’s DTLA graffiti tours, will be selling and signing copies of his book from 2-3:30pm.

Cartwheel Art DTLA Graffiti Tour with Steve Grody

Cartwheel Art’s Graffiti Tour in the DTLA Arts District with Steve Grody

Church & State (1850 Industrial St. #100) will offer a patio menu for their outdoor seating area that includes grilled chicken, cheeseburgers with aioli, lamb merguez sausage, oysters with mignonette and lemon, a veggie panini, boozy popsicles, ice cream, and sorbet. Indoor, they will be serving a Dine LA menu with limited seating.

Church and State

Church & State

The Crown Center, which has been proudly serving the Downtown Los Angeles area for over 10 years, will be at the block party offering henna, tarot, palmistry, meditation kits/candles, and energy healing services.

Brett Diemer a local Arts District based artist will be showcasing his artwork.

Brett Diemer

Britt Diemer

Garis & Hahn (1820 Industrial St.) will be celebrating the opening of Kate Ballis’ Infra Realism photography show, which features 13 large-scale powerfully seductive photographs that transform everyday Southern California archetypes–modernist architecture, pools, vintage cars and desert scenes–into otherworldly candy-colored dreamscapes. Ballis will lead a walkthrough at 3 p.m.

Birds by Kate Ballis

Kate Ballis at Garis & Hahn

Brett Greenstein is a custom furniture maker based in the Arts District, who works with reclaimed wood. He will be showing dining and coffee tables, a bed, hardwood cutting boards, lamps, picture frames, and a few smaller items.

Brett's Wood

Bretts Wood

Chris Hubble‘s photography studio is located in the Arts District. He will be showing night-time, long exposure and daytime motion photography spanning an era between using b&w film in 1996, to present day digital techniques. All photographs are taken in one exposure, using NO digital manipulation.

Joshua Tree Midnight/Green Laser/Full Moon by Chris Hubble

Chris Hubble

Creative Future is a nonprofit coalition of more than 520 companies and organizations and more than 160,000 individuals from film, television, music, book publishing, photography, and other creative industries. The coalition mobilizes members to speak up about the value of creativity, the importance of copyright in protecting creativity, and the massive harm caused by the global theft of creative works. Their specific programming for the Block Party is TBA.

ICA LA The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, is a new museum located in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, a block away from the Arts District Block Party. The ICA LA’s revelatory exhibitions of works by international artists, dynamic public programs, and inclusive community partnerships reflect the diversity of Los Angeles and the world, fostering critique of the familiar and empathy with the different. Their specific programming for the Block Party is TBA.

Imperfect Produce will be talking to people about how to fight food waste and offering a discount promotion on their “ugly” produce delivery service. Enjoy delicious fruits and veggies save produce that might otherwise go to waste.

Kitchen Table, founded in the Arts District, is a community building and social dining app that brings people together over a shared love of good food and great company. Meet some of their hosts and learn about their upcoming gatherings. RSVP in the app and come to their table for a free donut while they last! iPhone users, click here to reserve your seat.

Little Bear (1855 Industrial St.) is an arts district cafe pouring Belgian style imported and domestic beer on draught and from an extensive bottle list with a kitchen showcasing Belgian food favorites in an updated traditional style. They have been the organizer of the block party and will be hosting the beer garden with multiple Belgian style beers.

New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is organizing a Fat Tire Outdoor Backyard Games area including Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, Cornhole and more. They will also be featuring some of their specialty and Belgian-style beers in the beer garden such as their Le Terroir Dry-Hopped Sour, their 1554 Black Lager, and their Fat Tire Belgian White Ale.

New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium Brewing

Pour Haus Wine Bar (1820 Industrial St.) will have a few games set up, including cork toss. Their taco cart, Caboose, will be serving oxtail, lobster tail, pork butt and root veggie tacos along with their boozy gummies, Oso Borracho.

Spliffin is a Los Angeles-based producer of solvent-free concentrates and vaporizers revolutionizing the way California consumes cannabis. Their specific programming for the Block Party is TBA.

Two Bit Circus invites you to join their mad scientists, artists, inventors, and storytellers as they showcase some of their favorite games and get ready to open our micro-amusement park a block away from the Block Party this summer! Two Bit Circus lives at the intersection of technology and spectacle, engineering entertainment that is imaginative and interactive.

Michelle Victoria, an artist, and activist who lives on Industrial Street and works in multiple genres, will be at the block party with her line of greeting cards and fine art prints, Notice the Divine.

Notice the Divine

Notice the Divine

Zenify is an all-natural drink designed to reduce stress, while also keeping you sharp, focused, creative and productive. Their specific programming for the Block Party is TBA.

Zinc Café & Market located in the Arts District since May 2014, features an open kitchen and peaceful courtyard dining area. They are involved with the event through the promotional support of their friends.

See you Sunday!

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