Discover Los Angeles's culturally diverse neighborhoods like a true insider with Cartwheel Art. Our immersive tours provide the opportunity for guests to engage with the community and explore the historic, hidden, and emerging forms of creativity deeply rooted in our city's unique pockets. Each tour offers a behind the scenes perspective, crafted by renowned curator and taste maker Cindy Schwarzstein and led by her revolving team of passionate insiders, experts, makers, and artists.

Testimonials

  • Ryan Clayman, Castelli Art Framing

    Ryan Clayman, Castelli Art Framing

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    As a local gallery director and person heavily involved in the Los Angeles art scene, I was blown away by the level of detail in our exploration of the Arts District south of 7th. Cindy’s amazing tour, combined with Steve’s incredible expertise, highlighted a world of art that goes virtually …Read More »
  • Ruth Tooker, Ad Director Architectural Digest

    Ruth Tooker, Ad Director Architectural Digest

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    Cindy is such a pro! Highly recommend her customization and passion for making the tours personal. She’s an expert on the LA art scene and especially strong relationships with the emerging artists around town. Have already booked a custom trip for clients so they too can enjoy her amazing tours. …Read More »
  • Aaron Feterl

    Aaron Feterl

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    Being a native Angeleno, I think Cindy’s tour was the most authentic looks I’ve had of the city’s Arts District. Cindy’s co-guide, graffiti art historian Steve Grody, was the highlight for me and I plan on buying his book after getting a glimpse of how knowledgeable he is. The tour …Read More »

New Tours

Underground LA | Architecture & Design | The Golden Age of DTLA | Art & Artisans | Spirits & Speakeasies 
Cartwheel Art Tours has curated five unique itineraries, to tie-into the design elements of  our partner, Hotel Indigo: Los Angeles Downtown's interior. These immersive walking tours  provide the opportunity for locals and visitors to discover the lesser-known stories of our surrounding Downtown Los Angeles neighborhood.

Featured: “Underground LA” Tour

Explore with Cartwheel Art Tours, the city’s “underground” past ranging from
famous prohibition-era murders to the famous speakeasy haunts that the Hollywood elite would frequent.
The Underground LA tour, includes a few stops, under the busy streets of Los Angeles, where you’ll
peek into century-old tunnels and speakeasies, alongside experiencing more modern interpretations
of the city’s hidden watering holes.

Photos of LA Underground Tour provided by Paul Koudounaris

Magazine

Focusing on artists in the art community, Cartwheel Art magazine has become the go-to for Los Angeles art scene news, updates, interviews, reviews and updates on local and national art fairs. With an art-smart, experienced staff and guest editorial contributors, our coverage is bold, fresh and original. Just like the art we cover.