Join Cartwheel Art Tours x Cartwheel Art Magazine, on an adventure in our neighborhood of the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, to celebrate World Art Day IAA-UNESCO, hosted by Downtown LA Art Walk!
PART ONE: DARK PROGRESSIVISM PRE-SCREENING // Q & A HOSTED BY GREG ESCALANTE:
Mural collaboration by Big Sleeps, Defer, and Vyal at The Container Yard
Murals by Shepard Fairey and Kim West
Mural by Else Oner at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
Mural by Kim West at Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel
UTI Crew Hall of Fame Yard
Brenda Hurst at Art Share LA
Shreebs Coffee will be offering 10% discount to guests. Code will be emailed night before event/tour. Photo by David Benhaim.
World Art Day event programming partners for August 17th include the following:
Cartwheel Art: Cartwheel Art engages the art community through publishing an online art magazine highlighting Los Angles events; and by providing a range of promotional editorial media services and event programming, as well as matching brands to artists.
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Cartwheel Art Tours: Cartwheel Art Tours produces and leads immersive, neighborhood art tours throughout Southern California for groups and organizations. Guests are provided unique and exclusive opportunities to discover, explore and experience both art and neighborhoods in which it is made, Cartwheel Art Tours designs varied and rotating experiences utilizing the perspectives of an eclectic team of knowledgeable and passionate insiders including historians, artists, writers and filmmakers who are deeply connected to their neighborhoods. All tours are led by Cindy Schwarzstein, founder of Cartwheel Art and a board member of Los Angeles River Artist and Business Association (LARABA), and co-hosted by Steve Grody, historian and author of Graffiti L.A. for the educational graffiti componet of the tours.
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Dark Progressivism: Dark Pogressivism is a feature length documentary film that demonstrated the brutal and always beautiful tradition of these art forms and their trajectory from the 1980’s until the present. Directed and written by Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre, a contributor to Cartwheel Art, the Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books and Cartwheel Art, and author of Urban Politics: The Political Culture of Sur 13 gangs, and produced by award winning filmmaker, James Yi (Twinseters, Moorz-lum, Detroit Unleaded, Man Up), Dark Progressivsim is a riveting inside look at the Los Angeles history of Graffiti and tattoo art, the street gang’s influence on these arts, and the social conditions experienced during a specific time period.
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The Container Yard: Located in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, The Container Yard continues to emerge as one of the most exciting urban renewal projects in the second largest city in America.
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Graffiti LA: The book Graffiti L.A., by Steve Grody, provides a comprehensive and visual history of graffiti in Los Angeles, as well as an in-depth examination of the myriad styles and techniques used by writers today. Complementing the main text, interviews with L.A.’s most prolific and infamous writers provide insight into the lives of these fugitive artists. Essential to the understanding of the development of the graffiti movement, this book will be an invaluable source to graffiti fans around the world.
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Gregorio Escalante Gallery: Located on Chung King Road in Chinatown, and founded by Greg Escalante, Gregorio Escalante gallery, is committed to showcasing a wide range of innovative artists, established and emerging, from the US and beyond. Greg Escalante is also the owner of Copro Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica and os co-founder of Juxtapoz Magazine.
More here: Gregorio Escalante Gallery
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Downtown Art Walk: The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports the local community economic development through a variety of year-round programs, which includes the self-guided “Art Walk” on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Their daily mission is to improve the local community and to create economic opportunities for artists, galleries, small businesses, and youth through programs, which include: Downtown Art Mart, Downtown Art Walk Internship Program and Youth Education and Community Art Program.
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Downtown Art Walk World Art Day website and Facebook
Art Share LA:
Art Share L.A.’s 16-year history allows our creative arts center to be in a position to engage the new community while connecting them to the history of the neighborhood, in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Art Share L.A.’s mission is to support artists by providing a creative environment to reside, develop, perform and exhibit their works. Art Share inspires artists and provides connection to the community for shared benefit.
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Angel City Brewery:
In a city known more for its glitz than its grit, Angel City Brewery is proud to rough things up a bit and work beneath the shiny surface. Our home in the Los Angeles Arts District is both brewery and canvas, the center of a revival for the city’s artists, musicians, hustlers, and craftspeople. It’s an LA that’s as ambitious as it is diverse — and our beer is no exception. Find Angel City on draft or in 6-packs at bars, restaurants and retail locations throughout California and Nevada. Angel City Brewery is an Alchemy and Science brand, a subsidiary of the Boston Beer Company.
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The pop-up coffee shop which began as a backyard gathering currently resides in a shipping container in the Arts District, and has previously set up shop in a laundromat in Hollywood and other random locations throughout LA, serving locally-roasted, organic single-origin coffee to neighbors in need. Stop by for one of their bespoke cold brew latte creations, and for some genuine connection with friends— both new and old.
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