SAVE THE DATE: Lisa Derrick Fine Arts Opens in Chinatown – Saturday, January 26, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: Lisa Derrick Fine Arts Opens in Chinatown – Saturday, January 26, 2019

Los Angeles curator (and former editor of Cartwheel Art magazine) is opening a new art gallery in Chinatown—Lisa Derrick Fine Arts. The gallery will focus on contemporary art that’s outside of the mainstream. Lisa Derrick Fine Arts opens its doors to the public on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 7 pm. The gallery’s inaugural exhibits…

SAVE THE DATE: Don’t Miss the LA Art Show – January 23 – 27, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: Don’t Miss the LA Art Show – January 23 – 27, 2019

Later this month, the LA Art Show—the largest art show on the west coast—returns for its 24th year. More than 120 galleries and exhibitors from eighteen countries will present work at the Los Angeles Convention Center, including many that are exhibiting at the show for the first time. The opening night premiere party kicks things…

INTERVIEW: DTLA Artist Lisa Adams on Her Upcoming Show “A Piebald Era” at Garis & Hahn – Saturday, January 12, 2019

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INTERVIEW: DTLA Artist Lisa Adams on Her Upcoming Show “A Piebald Era” at Garis & Hahn – Saturday, January 12, 2019

Artist Lisa Adams has lived in Downtown Los Angeles on and off for about 25 years, and her artwork can be found throughout the LA area. Her paintings appear in such collections as the Eli Broad Corporate Collection, the USC Fisher Museum of Art, the Laguna Museum of Art, and the Long Beach Museum of…

SAVE THE DATE: KFiSH’s Collaborative Show “BLEND” at The Rendon Gallery – Friday, January 25, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: KFiSH’s Collaborative Show “BLEND” at The Rendon Gallery – Friday, January 25, 2019

The Rendon Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles opens to the public for the first time on Friday, January 25, with a pop-up show featuring the work of Los Angeles artist Kelcey Fisher (a.k.a. KFiSH) in collaboration with other artists. KFiSH lives in Venice and has a studio in Downtown Los Angeles. He is known for…

SAVE THE DATE: Brett Crawford’s “Flying Close to the Sun” at Avenue des Arts – Friday, December 14

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SAVE THE DATE: Brett Crawford’s “Flying Close to the Sun” at Avenue des Arts – Friday, December 14

On Friday, Brett Crawford’s solo show opens at Avenue des Arts in Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibition’s title, “Flying Close to the Sun,” was inspired by the Icarus myth. Crawford’s paintings depict wild animals in human settings and situations, using surreal fantasy to challenge the boundaries of human identity. Avenue des Arts is a contemporary…

How Art At The Rendon: STORIES Combined Film, Theater, and Community in the DTLA Arts District

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How Art At The Rendon: STORIES Combined Film, Theater, and Community in the DTLA Arts District

Anyone who happened to walk by the old Rendon Hotel in DTLA last weekend might’ve been surprised to see the rooms lit up and people visible inside. Was the Rendon back open for business? Well… not exactly. The people in the windows weren’t real—they were prerecorded film projections—but the entire hotel was abuzz with activity.…

Art At The Rendon Shares Its ‘STORIES’ in a New Immersive Experience – Friday, November 9, to Sunday, November 11

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Art At The Rendon Shares Its ‘STORIES’ in a New Immersive Experience – Friday, November 9, to Sunday, November 11

Back in June, more than 80 artists participated in Art At The Rendon’s “Hidden Rooms” event, creating site-specific installations in the rooms and public spaces of the old single-room-occupancy hotel in the DTLA Arts District. Open to the public for only one day, Hidden Rooms transformed the building, inside and out, with three floors of…

SAVE THE DATE: CAMA Foundation Launches at The Container Yard – Friday, November 2

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SAVE THE DATE: CAMA Foundation Launches at The Container Yard – Friday, November 2

On Friday, November 2, CAMA Foundation will celebrate their Los Angeles launch with two art events. The “Time Lapse Exhibition” and “Art Beyond the Canvas” both take place at The Container Yard in the DTLA Arts District. The events showcase Iranian art, film, photography, architecture, and humanitarian projects around the world. The exhibition will run…

SAVE THE DATE: Join Swing Left’s Free ‘The Last Weekend’ Kickoff Rally – Thursday, November 1

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SAVE THE DATE: Join Swing Left’s Free ‘The Last Weekend’ Kickoff Rally – Thursday, November 1

Swing Left, a grassroots political organization, is working to help Democrats take back the House of Representatives during next Tuesday’s election. They’re urging people, “Don’t just vote—volunteer!” To inspire more people to get involved in the last few days before the midterms, Swing Left is holding rallies in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday,…

SAVE THE DATE: Saber Is Painting Live in Pershing Square to Help End Epilepsy – Thursday, October 11

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SAVE THE DATE: Saber Is Painting Live in Pershing Square to Help End Epilepsy – Thursday, October 11

Artist and activist Saber, a.k.a. Ryan Weston Shook, has created several street art pieces in the DTLA Arts District where Cartwheel Art is based. He was featured in the recent Beyond the Streets show, and his next event is free to the public. On Thursday evening, Saber will be painting live in Pershing Square at…

El Velorio Celebrates Dia de los Muertos with Art and Music at Plaza de la Raza – Saturday, October 13

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El Velorio Celebrates Dia de los Muertos with Art and Music at Plaza de la Raza – Saturday, October 13

Now in its ninth year, El Velorio returns to Plaza de la Raza on Saturday, October 13! Cartwheel Art is excited to support the event as a media partner. Antonio Pelayo, the artist and event producer behind El Velorio, says it all started because he wanted to give his creative friends a way to show…