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Cartwheel Tours: Nu Roots “Art & Artisans Crawl” – DTLA Arts District

December 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join Cindy Schwarzstein, founder of Cartwheel Tours, based in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, to celebrate the sixth night of Hanukkah, on an art + artisan crawl, as part of Infinite Light, a “citywide celebration powered by NuRoots.

While on this walking tour, in Cindy’s rapidly changing and vibrant neighborhood, she will highlight the creative energy of Hanukkah, through art, food/beverages and with special speakers, who are key notable community members. There will also be a lighting of the menorah at six locations, along the route.

Highlights of this tour itinerary, include the following:

– Enjoy Hanukkah related food/beverages at the Bread Lounge and Daily Dose Café.
– Meet artist Cole Sternberg in his studio loft, where we’ll lean about his process in creating art, and view his work, that’s collected and exhibited worldwide.
– Walk with Steve Grody, a documentarian and specialist on the evolution of graffiti for the last 27 years. He is the author of “Graffiti LA: Street Styles and Art.”
– + MORE!!

(Note: This is a special discounted tour for Nu Roots)

Additional Information:
– Meeting location is at The Bread Lounge.
– Dress for the sun: hat, long sleeve shirt, perhaps sunblock.
– Wear sturdy and closed-toe shoes (not sandals).
– A signed liability waiver will be required by all attendees
– Advance Tickets Only. All Sales are Final. No Refunds or Exchanges

About our guest speakers:
Steve Grody
Steve Grody is a photographer, historian and the author of “Graffiti LA: Street Styles and Art.” Before Steve earned his B.A. in fine arts, he was also involved in his era’s ‘pop’ graphics, psychedelic art.

When he saw spray can murals popping up around Los Angeles’ walls, he immediately recognized their creativity and verve. Since 1990, he has been driving across L.A. and searching its back alleys, washes and abandoned lots in search of this vernacular art. Over the years he cultivated trust amongst L.A.’s most prolific, skilled and infamous graffiti ‘writers’ allowing him access to obscure locations, and through interviews clarified their motivations, and thoughts on creativity as well as the troublesome aspects of its illegality. His obsessive drive to document this distinctive youth underground has resulted in an archive of over 35,000 images. From this he has chosen the best work to illustrate the range of styles and approaches of this urban phenomenon in Graffiti L.A.: Street Styles and Art (Abrams 2007).

In 2011 his photographs were in the MOCA “Art of the Streets” show and catalogue, and he was co-curator of “Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas” at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

Cindy Schwarzstein
Cartwheel Art founder Cindy Schwarzstein combines her background in Hospitality and Tourism Management (she received her BS degree in Hospitality Management from University of Massachusetts, Amherst), with over two decades of experience as a manager and producer in event planning, production/project management for trade shows, hotel operations, and publishing to become the art, magazine and experience curator she is today.
As an active Arts District resident, a Los Angeles River Artists and Business (LARABA) board member, and a Land Use & Urban Planning Committee member, she is very involved in all aspects of the culture, commerce and community of Los Angeles.

Five years ago she founded Cartwheel Art, a culture-based website and experiential business that combines and utilizes all her diverse talents and passions to publicize and promote art and artists through the online magazine. The success of that outreach prompted her to begin creating immersive neighborhood explorations and topical tours on various cultural and historical subjects, including art, food, beverage, theater, architecture, and the hidden history of Los Angeles. To date, she has brought the Cartwheel Art Tour experience to tens of thousands of people.
Recently Cindy was awarded a “Certificate of Recognition” by the City of Los Angeles for “exemplary commitment and outstanding service in bringing the April 15th, 2017 World Art Day to the City of Los Angeles,” where she organized 25 different gallery programming events for that day. She has also been honored as one of the top six leaders in Downtown LA as a “Savvy Insider,” and featured in that cover story in Aspire Magazine of Sept. 2017.
For more about Cindy, please see full bio here.

Cole Sternberg
Cole Sternberg was born in 1979 in Richmond, Virginia. He lives and works in Los Angeles and practices in a range of formats including painting, installation, video, and writing. Series of his work have focused on a variety of social issues, from current human rights activism and its relationship to the law, to the environment, to the media and concepts of content overload. The works tend to be subtle or subversive in nature, driven by elegant visual concepts and poetry versus overt political statements. He is interested in the intersection between humanity and humankind and how their lack of congruity hinders social progression and development.

Sternberg has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the American University Museum (Washington, DC), El Segundo Museum of Art (El Segundo, CA), Hochhaus Hansa (a Ruhr.2010 Museum, Dortmund, Germany), Primary (Miami), David B. Smith Gallery (Denver), Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND, Los Angeles), Paris Photo (Los Angeles), Zona Maco (Mexico City), ArtBo (Bogota), e105 Gallery (Berlin), LA> His works are held by major collections throughout the world, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA) and the American University Museum (AUM). It has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Whitewall Magazine, Issue Magazine, Autre Magazine, Hercules, Denver Post, Miami New Times, LA Weekly, Art Ltd., Architectural Digest, Angeleno, Sleek, Metal Magazine and Huffington Post. More about Cole from his website here.


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