Photo by Matthew Roharik
Join us for a nocturnal Halloween celebration in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, one of the most creative neighborhoods of Los Angeles, where we will go door to door visiting artists and creatives, in a historic 1890 furniture warehouse–one of the first adaptive re-use conversions into artist lofts.
The experience will begin at Founder of Cartwheel Art Tours and publisher of Cartwheel Art Magazine, Cindy Schwarzstein’s loft, where we’ll view her private collection of Haitian and Outsider art, while learning more about her background in collecting art and the art industry.
Next, we’ll roam the building, knocking on the doors of her neighbors including photographers, painters, a wood craftswoman, and a set designer. Tally Floyd, Kurt Jordan, Matthew Roharik, Jessica Stewart, and Nicholas Bonamy, are just a few of the creative individuals you’ll meet on this tour.
More details about the artists and creatives we’ll be visiting:
Nicholas Bonamy, is an urban contemporary artist whose work reflects a layered approach that seeks to show the textures of life, living and working in Los Angeles. He is committed to producing large and small scale, mixed media works, inspired by Los Angeles, and the people and places he grew up with, that are on exhibition in galleries around Los Angeles. With a background in freelance illustration and graphic design as well as set design with sceneic painting. carpentry and set and prop fabrication, in addition to production design, where he participated in several independent projects for film and internet release, connecting with Nicholas in his studio, will be a unque expereince.
Tally Floyd, is an art director and set designer. Some of the projects he has most recently worked on can be seen here from the Pandora Music commercial (that’s him in the leopard pants), here from Verizon, and here from Nature Bounty’s Fish Oil TV spot. Spending time with Tally in his home studio, will surely be entertaining and enlightening!
Kurt Jordan, Kurt Jordan, is an Architectural photographer, who from his teens to adulthood has worked with Landscape, street photography, and personal image journals. He has a book on it’s way to the publisher but before that occurs, he will give us a sneak peek into his beautiful B&W work from West of Colorado and the LA River Project.
Matthew Roharik, is a photographer, who over the past 15 years, has been entrusted with his client’s brands to travel the world to produce imagery for million dollar ad campaigns that can be currently seen in dozens of the top fashion, lifestyle and business magazines. Whether constructing elaborate stories, or uncovering the quiet vulnerability of sports legends, celebrities, and government officials, he does it with truth, conviction and an obsessive commitment to detail. Work currently appearing in the following magazines: Cosmo, People, InTouch, Seventeen, Star, Women’s Health, Life & Style, Woman’s World, First for Women, Entertainment Weekly, J-14, OK Weekly, Country Weekly, Twist, Girls Life, M, Justine, Yikes, and Soaps Weekly.
Jessica Stewart, with CreatureHouse, sustainable handmade design from the heart of LA
Afterwards, join us around the corner for pizza and beer at Pizzanista! and Tony’s Saloon. Food and beverage not included in the ticket price, be sure to bring some extra cash.
Notes for this adventure:
– Costumes HIGHLY encouraged.
– Address will be emailed to confirmed attendees.
– This tour includes walking and lots of stairs.
– Ages 12 and up. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
– Our return time is estimated and subject to change.
– Guest artists subject to change.
– Photography is encouraged! Tag #atlasobscura #cartwheelarttours
– A signed liability waiver is required from all attendees
– Advance Tickets Only. All Sales Final.
Sneak peek of work by Matthew Roharik.
Screen shot of Tally Floyd in the commercial for Pandora Music.
Nicholas Bonamy and his work.
Sneak peek of work by Kurt Jordan
Sneak peek of work by Kurt Jordan
Sneak peek of wood work by Jessica Stewart