SAVE THE DATE: Open House on 7th Street – Sunday, March 17, 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: Open House on 7th Street – Sunday, March 17, 2019

This Sunday, March 17, join us for the first Open House on 7th Street! From noon to 6pm, many businesses and organizations located on (or near) 7th Street in the DTLA Arts District will be holding special events and offering discounts. Check the list below for details. Cartwheel Art and ICALA organized the Open House to…

Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour of the DTLA Arts District – Saturday, February 16, 2019

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Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour of the DTLA Arts District – Saturday, February 16, 2019

This week marks the inaugural Frieze Los Angeles, and as the annual contemporary art fair takes over the Paramount lot in Hollywood from February 15-17, 2019, we’re excited to see so much happening in the DTLA Arts District as well. Saturday, February 16, is a great opportunity to get out and explore our neighborhood. We’ve…

How Art At The Rendon: STORIES Combined Film, Theater, and Community in the DTLA Arts District

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How Art At The Rendon: STORIES Combined Film, Theater, and Community in the DTLA Arts District

Anyone who happened to walk by the old Rendon Hotel in DTLA last weekend might’ve been surprised to see the rooms lit up and people visible inside. Was the Rendon back open for business? Well… not exactly. The people in the windows weren’t real—they were prerecorded film projections—but the entire hotel was abuzz with activity.…

Art At The Rendon Shares Its ‘STORIES’ in a New Immersive Experience – Friday, November 9, to Sunday, November 11

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Art At The Rendon Shares Its ‘STORIES’ in a New Immersive Experience – Friday, November 9, to Sunday, November 11

Back in June, more than 80 artists participated in Art At The Rendon’s “Hidden Rooms” event, creating site-specific installations in the rooms and public spaces of the old single-room-occupancy hotel in the DTLA Arts District. Open to the public for only one day, Hidden Rooms transformed the building, inside and out, with three floors of…

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…

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…

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…

PREVIEW & INTERVIEW: “How They Ran” at Over the Influence Features 23 L.A. Artists

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PREVIEW & INTERVIEW: “How They Ran” at Over the Influence Features 23 L.A. Artists

A new exhibition opening this week at Over the Influence in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District brings together a diverse group of artists that represent the contemporary art scene in Los Angeles.  “How They Ran” features work by Miya Ando, Amanda Maciel Antunes, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Uta Barth, Whitney Bedford, Tanya Brodsky, Kelly Brumfield-Woods, Jo…