About Founder Cindy Schwarzstein

Cindy Schwarzstein is an art curator, event producer, and community leader, who has been based in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District for the last nine years. She has been creating and hosting cultural events and educational programming for more than twenty-five years and is deeply involved in the culture, commerce, and community of Los Angeles, with a focus on community integration.

In 2012, Cindy founded Cartwheel Art, combining her two decades of experience in hospitality, event production, and publishing to launch her own full-service, cross-platform, art experience company. Cartwheel Art provides diverse, community-driven programming such as guided tours, art-activated events, and curated exhibitions. Cindy has held a board seat for over 7 years on the Los Angeles River Artists & Business Association (LARABA) and is a member of the Downtown Breakfast Club.

Cindy is the Director of Programming, Projects and Community Partnerships as well as the in-house curator The Rendon LLC. In the last 4years, the Rendon team transformed the Rendon Hotel to produce three successful events, Hidden Rooms – an immersive event featuring over 85 artist creating site-specific installations, Stories – an illuminating experience that combined live performances, by actors with film projection, and Rhythms of the City – featuring live performances from over 100 musicians. These events raised over seventy thousand dollars for local arts organizations.

The City of Los Angeles awarded Schwarzstein a certificate of recognition for her “exemplary commitment and outstanding service” in bringing World Art Day to Los Angeles, which involved creating programming for twenty-five different gallery events. An Aspire Magazine cover story named Schwarzstein one of the top six community leaders of Downtown Los Angeles, describing her as a “savvy insider.”