Looking to build a custom itinerary for a corporate retreat, create a memorable team-building experience, or get to know a Los Angeles neighborhood? Cartwheel Art will design a unique experience for you or your client utilizing our vast network of Los Angeles insiders with knowledge of local art, architecture, food, and behind-the-scenes happenings. Each tour is crafted by founder Cindy Schwarzstein, a curator, event programmer, and art activist with over 25 years of experience building events and cultural programming. These tours are available to book as custom tours and do not currently have public tickets available. For more information contact us.

Join historical journalist Hadley Meares on our LA Vice tour, focused on Los Angeles’ most notorious criminals and their victims. Enjoy a drink at legendary bars that boast their own otherworldly spirits.

Join Hadley Meares on a guided walking tour of the DTLA Arts District. We’ll explore the multicultural, multifaceted history of this neighborhood where Angelenos have lived, worked, created, and celebrated for over 100 years.


Take a closer look at the local graffiti scene on this guided walking tour with Steve Grody as he explains the differences between various styles of contemporary graffiti and identify vibrant examples visible throughout the Arts District.


On the Underground LA tour, explore the city’s “underground” past, ranging from famous Prohibition-era murders to hidden speakeasies haunted by the fashionable Hollywood elite.

On the Paranormal Nights tour, historical journalist Hadley Meares guides you through the mean streets of DTLA, sharing stories of the serial killers and spooks who have lived and died in the City of Angels.

Kim Ohanneson, president of Women Who Whiskey LA, leads an intimate walking tour of several glamorous and/or historical Downtown LA libation lounges. (Includes a cocktail at 3 locations.)

Join Steve Grody on a walking tour through the back alleys of the DTLA Arts District and a genuine graffiti “yard.” End with a graffiti lettering workshop by artist NUKE at The House of Machines.


A selection of companies we have built private tours & custom programming for:  


The neighborhoods of LA we love to explore: DTLA Arts District // Downtown Los Angeles (Fashion District, Historic Core, Financial District, Civic Center, El Pueblo) // Venice Beach // Echo Park // Silver Lake // Historic Filipinotown // South Central // Pasadena // Lincoln Heights // Chinatown // Little Tokyo // Hancock Park // Mid Wilshire // Los Feliz // Hollywood // West Adams // Culver City // El Sereno


We are passionate insiders who live and work in the Los Angeles neighborhoods we share with you. Experts in our chosen fields, we bring our knowledge to the streets of LA, revealing the fascinating stories that make up our city.