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Cartwheel Art Tours x BritWeek: \Brit-fluence(d)\ Urban Adventure Bus Tour

May 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Join Cartwheel Art Tours for an official BritWeek programming event, on an urban bus adventure, to DISCOVER, EXPLORE and EXPERIENCE British culture in Los Angeles, through art and food/beverage.

Whether it’s been through music, film, literature, fashion, architecture, pop-culture, philosophy, or science, Britain has affected us. With insider perspectives, by makers and artists, Cartwheel Art founder, Cindy Schwarzstein, will lead the group by bus, through unique neighborhoods, as we celebrate the influence of British Culture in Los Angeles.

(Early Bird ends Friday April 7th!)

Highlights of the immersive urban bus tour:

Galleries with visual art created by UK and LA artists, who have been influenced by British Culture. Included are as follows:

  • The Gabba Gallery in Historic Filipinotown, with the group show\Brit-fluence(d)\, curated by Cartwheel Art founder, Cindy Schwarzstein, who will also be leading the tour. This group art show, explores the art of UK x LA emerging and urban artists, and how they’ve been influenced by British Culture. See more here. This is an official BritWeek Art Show. Note: There will also be a Reception following the tour from 6pm-9pm. the twenty-two artists featured in the show are listed below.
  • These Days on 118 Winston with the show A Display of Panic at a Moment of Absolute Certainty by UK artist Nick Waplington, curated by These days and Thomas Soloman Art Advisory. See more here.
  •  Subliminal Projects, Shepard Fairey’s gallery with the group show  Out Of Line, that features Mark Poweell and Von both UK artists.  See more here.

Murals by artists from the UK and LA artists who have been influenced by British culture. some of the murals will include:

  • Liseth Amaya in Gabba Arts District
  • Captain Kris and Hicks, in the DTLA Arts District
  • Otto Schave and Himbad, in Animal Alley, Echo Park
  • Finbarr Notte, and Shepard Fairey (who’s been influenced by UK culture and had the assistance of UK artist Stewart Noble), in DTLA and Indian Alley at 118 Winston
  • Stanley Donwood in Echo Park at Subliminal Projects.

Steve Grody, historian and author of Graffiti LA, who will join us for part of the tour, will describe how some LA Cholo gang writers were influenced by old english gothic fonts, such as Dark Progressivism artists Big Sleeps and Defer, who are featured in Dark Progressivism.

Earl Grey Tea Pie from The Pie Hole in the DTLA Arts District, and sausage rolls and chips by The Lost Knight, a British Pub in Echo Park.

RSVP and follow us for updates on the Facebook invite here 

Special notes for the tour:
– The location for the bus pick up is at The Gabba Gallery: 3126 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057
– A signed liability waiver is required by all attendees.
– Pie from The Pie Hole has been graciously provided to the group by The Pie Hole!!
–  Chips and Sausage Rolls provided by the Lost Knight.
– This is a five hour day. Please plan accordingly with beverages and snacks.
– Comfortable shoes are recommended for the walking component. Prepare for steps and alleys.              – Guest’s must be 21+ for The Lost Knight. Food and beverages besides the sausage rolls and chips at The Lost Knight, are not included in the ticket price..
– A portion of the proceeds are provided  to guest speakers and artists.
– Photography is encouraged! Please tag @cartwheel_art and #CartwheelArtTours along with #BritWeek

ARTIST LIST FOR \BRIT-FLUENCE(D)\ (in alphabetical order):  Liseth Amaya (UK), Jonny Arnold (UK), Will Blanchard aka Wildcat WIll (UK), Nicholas Bonamy (LA), Brandon Boyd (LA), Lisa Derrick (LA), Inkie (UK), Joey Feldman (LA), Teale Hatheway (LA), Himbad (UK), Jay Kantor (LA), Dr. Paul Koudournais (LA), Captain Kris (UK), Stone Larkin (LA),, Xany Rudoff (LA), Otto Schade (UK), Robert “Sticky” Shaw (LA), Cherie Strong (UK)

Top photo: mural by Captian Kris(UK) x  Hicks (UK)  x Smug, will be seen on the tour. Photo by Cindy Schwarzstein


Detail of the massive mural by Captain Kris x Hicks x Smug. Photo by Cindy Schwarzstein.


Meet Liseth Amaya (UK), who collaborated with Lapiztola on this mural. Photo by Cindy Schwarzstein


View mural by Himbad (UK) on the tour in Animal Alley. Photo by Cindy Schwarzstein.


Mural collaboration by Big Sleeps, Defer and Vyal One, demonstrates the old english font influence. Photo by Cindy Schwarzstein


We will be served Earl Grey Tea Pie on the tour! We LOVE their pie!!


Interior of  The Lost  Knight  where we will be served sausage rolls and chips. Photo by Carl Pocket. 


Sneak peek of work by Robert “Sticky” Shaw for \Brit-fluence(d)|, a BritWeek art showmeowry corrected low res, use this versionSneak peek of work by Dr. Paul Koudournais (LA) for \Brit-fluence(d)|, a BritWeek art show