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Cartwheel Art Tour of the
Downtown Los Angeles Arts District
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015, 11:00am to 3pm
One-Year Anniversary of Cartwheel Art Tours for the LA Art Show
Contact: Cindy Schwarzstein, 213-537-0687, cindy@cartwheelart.com


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 Exchange Program as continuum programming for the LA Art Show. 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.

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, will be part of the tour. As will some of the guest speakers who 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 experience the neighborhood where four Chinese photographers from China Projects at the LA Art Show will be artists-in-residence as part of the Arts District Alliance 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 and the LA Art Show along with being sponsored by Cartwheel Art among other businesses in the Arts District.

In addition to murals, participants will have a rare visit to a high-end residential loft, repurposed from a warehouse, 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, where we sample some of their farm fresh food in their alley, 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.

Once back at the Convention Center, for those interested, this informative tour will continue 3:00pm to 4:00 pm, and can include the Mural Conservancy Los Angeles Dialogs LA panel at 4:00pm. On the extended tour at the Convention Center, there will be an opportunity to view the MCLA exhibition, the El Segundo Museum of Art “Scratch” triptych and the Cartwheel Art exhibition “Dark Progressivism: Metropolis Rising.”

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 to 12 block walk before returning to the LA Art Show via bus at 3pm. There is an option to receive an expanded tour from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the Convention Center with Cindy. 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. Entry into the LA Art Show is included in the price of the tour ticket. 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

For more information about Cartwheel Art Tours and the itinerary, visit CartwheelArt.com/calendar or for questions, email Contact@CarwtheelArt.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.


CARTWHEELL 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.
Tickets $47.50
Photo by Cindy Schwarzstein for Cartwheel Art Tours
Photo by Cindy Schwarzstein from Cartwheel Art Tours
Photo by Cindy Schwarzstein from Cartwheel Art Tours
Photo by Julie Faith for Cartwheel Art Tours
Photo by Cindy Schwarzstein from Cartwheel Art Tours
Photo by Cindy Schwarzstein from Cartwheel Art Tours
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