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…

SAVE THE DATE: Fabrik Expo Art Fair and Photo Independent – Friday, October 5, to Sunday, October 7

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SAVE THE DATE: Fabrik Expo Art Fair and Photo Independent – Friday, October 5, to Sunday, October 7

Two international art exhibitions—Fabrik Expo Art Fair and Photo Independent—open at The Reef in DTLA on Friday, October 5, 2018. Cartwheel Art is a media partner for both events, and this year, we’re also bringing our programming and curatorial expertise to Fabrik Expo as presenters for the Experience Lounge. Join us for “The Sereal Killers,”…

Cartwheel Art Presents VALTD’s “The Sereal Killers” at Fabrik Expo Art Fair – Friday, October 5, to Sunday, October 7

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Cartwheel Art Presents VALTD’s “The Sereal Killers” at Fabrik Expo Art Fair – Friday, October 5, to Sunday, October 7

Fabrik Expo Art Fair returns to The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles next weekend, kicking off with an opening night party on Friday, October 5. Cartwheel Art will present a new art activation at the event. Join us in The Experience Lounge for “The Sereal Killers” by art duo VALTD. While Cartwheel is well known…

Gregg Gibbs’ Paintings of Sensual Sandwiches Are Showing at Philippe The Original – Saturday, September 29

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Gregg Gibbs’ Paintings of Sensual Sandwiches Are Showing at Philippe The Original – Saturday, September 29

Longtime DTLA favorite Philippe The Original turns 110 years old on Monday, October 1, 2018.  The celebration starts a few days earlier, when an art exhibition of Gregg Gibbs’ work called “Sandwiches & Carvers” opens on Saturday, September 29. The restaurant’s menu and staff inspired the paintings in the collection. A third-generation native Angeleno, Gibbs…

Cartwheel Art’s New L.A. Vice and Paranormal Nights Tours Explore DTLA’s Dark Side

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Cartwheel Art’s New L.A. Vice and Paranormal Nights Tours Explore DTLA’s Dark Side

Big news! Cartwheel Art is preparing to launch two new walking tours—the L.A. Vice tour and the Paranormal Nights tour—and they’re our creepiest ones yet. Are you brave enough to join Cartwheel on these explorations of DTLA’s disturbing past, including murders, mysteries, serial killers, suicides and spooks? Historical journalist Hadley Meares leads the tours, which…

The Historic “Undiscovered America” Mural in the DTLA Arts District Has Been Restored After 25 Years

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The Historic “Undiscovered America” Mural in the DTLA Arts District Has Been Restored After 25 Years

After 25 years, Earth Crew 2000 has renewed their historic mural in the DTLA Art District, a mural that has often been viewed on Cartwheel Art’s walking tours. Titled “Undiscovered America,” the mural was painted in 1992 by Earth Crew 2000. This collective of graffiti crews came together through a TEKIO youth project. They wanted to…

Artist Tanner Goldbeck on Downtown L.A., Playing With Imperfections, and His Upcoming Show at Castelli Art Space – Saturday, September 15

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Artist Tanner Goldbeck on Downtown L.A., Playing With Imperfections, and His Upcoming Show at Castelli Art Space – Saturday, September 15

In anticipation of his upcoming show “If You See Something, Say Something” at Castelli Art Space, Cartwheel Art visited artist Tanner Goldbeck at his studio for an exclusive preview and chat. Goldbeck is a painter, illustrator, Art at the Rendon participating artist, and downtown dweller for thirteen years now. His studio overlooks Fourth Street, its…

Meet Artists (And Buy Their Merch) at Mercado Los Olvidados #3 – Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23

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Meet Artists (And Buy Their Merch) at Mercado Los Olvidados #3 – Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23

The pskaufman… gallery, located in Downtown Los Angeles, will host the third annual Mercado Los Olvidados next weekend. Footwear designer Paul Kaufman, who co-created the pop-up marketplace with artist Camille Rose Garcia, says, “It’s an artists’ market that’s different from other markets in that it’s a little more merchandise driven, with small exclusives that the…

Nicholas Bonamy’s Solo Show “Gray” Opens at Gabba Gallery – Saturday, September 8

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Nicholas Bonamy’s Solo Show “Gray” Opens at Gabba Gallery – Saturday, September 8

Artist Nicholas Bonamy is a native Angeleno and one of Cartwheel Art’s closest neighbors—we’re based in the same building of the DTLA Arts District, where Bonamy has lived and worked for the past 11 years. We’re excited about his upcoming solo show, “Gray,” which opens at Gabba Gallery on Saturday, September 8, so we stopped…