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…

ICA LA Celebrates Its First Year in the DTLA Arts District with an ‘INCOGNITO’ Benefit – Friday, September 7 & Saturday September 8

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ICA LA Celebrates Its First Year in the DTLA Arts District with an ‘INCOGNITO’ Benefit – Friday, September 7 & Saturday September 8

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, better known as ICA LA, emerged in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District last year. The museum’s previous incarnation, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, needed a new home, and after a short time when it was known as SMMoA Unbound, the museum settled in DTLA, not far from…

SAVE THE DATE & PREVIEW: Mash Gallery Debuts in DTLA with “Incarnadine” – Saturday August 25

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SAVE THE DATE & PREVIEW: Mash Gallery Debuts in DTLA with “Incarnadine” – Saturday August 25

Mash Gallery, a new gallery in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, is destined to be a red hot location. To drive that point home, the opening show, “Incarnadine,” curated by Mat Gleason, comprises work that features variations on the color red. This show defines the ethos that Mash, owned by Haleh Mashian, herself an…

Two Bit Circus Brings a High-Tech Carnival to the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District

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Two Bit Circus Brings a High-Tech Carnival to the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District

There’s now a circus in town, one that tips, spins, and upends reality, reminding us that our minds are the greatest playground of all.  Two Bit Circus, which opens Friday, September 7, has arrived in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District with bells, whistles, pixels, a healthy take on circus food, and even a robot…

Kelly “Risk” Graval Talks Sculpture, Sharks, and Curating the Mayfair Hotel

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Kelly “Risk” Graval Talks Sculpture, Sharks, and Curating the Mayfair Hotel

Graffiti legend Kelly “Risk” Graval‘s art career started on the streets of Los Angeles about thirty years ago, and he has been making art in and around the DTLA Arts District, where Cartwheel Art is based, for a long time. He recalls visiting the Rendon Hotel over twenty years ago. “One of the first art…

Join Chaz Bojórquez to Celebrate the Deluxe Edition Release of His Art Book – Saturday August 11

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Join Chaz Bojórquez to Celebrate the Deluxe Edition Release of His Art Book – Saturday August 11

This Saturday, Los Angeles artist Chaz Bojórquez will be at The Container Yard in the DTLA Arts District for a book signing and the deluxe edition release of his art book. He worked closely with ZERO+ Publishing to create Chaz Bojórquez Deluxe Edition, which covers his work decade by decade beginning in the ‘70s. Bojórquez…