Cartwheel Art Tours Announces
Cartwheel Art Tour of the Downtown Los Angeles Art District
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 11:00am to 3pm
Presented by LA Art Show and Arts District Alliance,
a project of Arts District Community Council LA
Contact: Cindy Schwarzstein, 213-537-0687, firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday, January 17, Cartwheel Art founder Cindy Schwarzstein leads a Cartwheel Art Tour of the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. This immersive experience is designed especially for LA Art Show guests as a prelude to, and extension of, the Sunday LA Art Show panel, Dialogs LA The Arts District: The Development of an Art Scene and the Art of Development.
This walking tour of the most unique, art-centric, and rapidly changing part of Los Angeles is presented by LA Art Show and the Arts District Alliance, a project of Arts District Community Council LA (ADCCLA) and compliments the Arts District Alliance’s LA Art Show continuum. Cartwheel Art produced this tour of Los Angeles mural art and the vibrant Downtown Los Angeles Arts District to celebrate the LA Art Show’s 20th anniversary.
Saturday’s tour showcases the murals of internationally well-known artists, emerging artists and Los Angeles graffiti crews, along with significant points of interest, and includes interactions with artists, developers, historians and creative entrepreneurs.
This LA Art Show Cartwheel Art walking tour will include an eclectic team of knowledgeable and passionate insiders from the district who are deeply connected to the art, food, history and developments occurring in the neighborhood. Some of the guest speakers will be participating in the Dialogs LA Panel Discussions on Sunday. The tour will also view murals by artists who are featured in the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) exhibition and discuss their work, in anticipation of Saturday afternoon’s MCLA panel discussion, Public Art Land Grab: The Gold Rush Economy of LA’s Mural Renaissance as well seeing murals by artists featured in the El Segundo Museum of Art’s “Scratch” triptych at the LA Art Show. Graffiti historian/photographer/curator/author Steve Grody (Graffiti L.A.: Street Styles and Art) will join the tour to provide historical background and details.
Tour participants will also get to experience the neighborhood where four Chinese photographers from China Projects will be artists-in-residence as part of the LA Art Show continuum. These photographers will participate in an exchange program with Arts District photographers from Tuesday, January 20 through Sunday, January 25 in collaboration with the Arts District Alliance, Cartwheel Art and the LA Art Show.
Along with murals, participants will have a rare visit to high-end residential loft, carefully restored and renovated by Yuval Bar-Zemer, Principal of Linear City Development and one of the panelists on Sunday’s Dialogs LA “The Arts District: The Development of an Art Scene and the Art of Development.” The group will also visit brick-and-mortar early adopters and new service businesses, ranging from organic food shops and cafes like the Daily Dose to galleries and makers’ boutiques like Downtown Design League whose founder, Yasmina Cruz, is also a panelist on Sunday’s discussion. Participants will have an opportunity to see and discuss the pros and cons of development. Filmmaker Stephen Seemayer (Tales of the American and Young Turks), a performance artist who lived in the Arts District for over twenty-five years, will provide background and history.
The tour will also visit Angel City Brewery where guests who are over 21 can sample local brews and learn about beer making and the history of the brewery’s venerable building.
The tour meets at 11:00am on Saturday January 17 at the LA Art Show ticketing entrance. The tour begins with a bus ride to the Arts District where participants will take a 10-12 block walk before returning to the LA Art Show via bus at 3pm. Tickets are $47.50 and include transportation, a detailed map of the murals and features of Downtown Los Angeles Arts District along with a food sampling at the beginning of the tour from our sponsor Daily Dose Café and admission into the LA Art Show as part of the itinerary. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
Cartwheel Art and Cartwheel Art Tours
Cartwheel Art publishes an online art magazine and provides a full range of promotional and editorial media services in addition to producing and offering tours, currently specializing in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, where they are based. Private and public group tours are offered currently in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Cartwheel Art Tours are designed to engage the community with an opportunity for individuals, groups, and organizations—whether local or visiting—to discover, explore, and experience the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District through the eyes and voices of special guest speakers from the neighborhood including artists, advocates, creative entrepreneur, and historians. Most tours include a map, created by Cartwheel Art, identifying the murals, artist studios, galleries, event spaces, restaurants, bars, cafes and other creative businesses in the vibrant Arts District. For more information, please visit CartwheelArt.com
LA Art Show: Dialogs LA
Dialogs LA Panel “The Arts District: The Development of an Art Scene and the Art of Development” presented by Cartwheel Art and Arts District Alliance, a project of Arts District Community Council LA, will focus on how the Arts District’s past and present and the issues facing many cities as they develop older districts into attractive creative hubs for businesses and residents. For more information please visit the LA Art Show website.
Arts District Alliance
Arts District Alliance, a project of Arts District Community Council LA (ADCCLA), based in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, focuses on art exchange as an opportunity to create dialogue, collaboration and discovery between artists and community members in different cities around the globe. For more information about Arts District Alliance and the Continuum Exchange Program collaboration with Arts District Alliance, Cartwheel Art and the LA Art Show from Tuesday January 20, 2015 – Sunday January 25, 2015, please visit their website.
CARTWHEEL ART TOUR OF THE DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES ART DISTRICT
Presented by Arts District Alliance, a project of Arts District Community Council LA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 11:00am to 3:00pm. Meet at LA Art Show ticket entrance.