SAVE THE DATE: Art at The Rendon // Hidden Rooms – A Community Art Event at the Rendon Hotel in the DTLA Arts District – June 1st through June 3rd
If you’ve ever been stuck at the light at the corner of 7th Street and Santa Fe Avenue in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, you may – or may not – have noticed the faded brick building on the corner, across from the recently renovated historic Ford Motors building, soon to become the home of Warner Music Group. But after this event, you will never look at that old 1920’s building the same way again. Because on June 1st, more than 60+ local artists will unveil their site-specific art installations in every room in the building, activating the entire building into a vibrant art showcase of painting, sculpture, installations, video projections, live music, and so much more!
“Hidden Rooms” is the first in the ART AT THE RENDON series, an on-going multi-disciplinary program bringing art, musical performances, lectures, artist residencies and film screenings to the local community at the former Rendon Hotel. This first activation will begin the transformation of the entire building into a shining example of what gentrification is supposed to be – an improvement of the area that benefits all the residents, not just the wealthy few.
For three days only, June 1-3, the building will be a beacon of creativity. Curated by Cartwheel Art Founder Cindy Schwarzstein, all participating artists and musicians were selected for their cultural contribution to the city, and connection to the Arts District, which has quickly become one of the hotbeds of contemporary art in this country. As Cindy explains,
“HIDDEN ROOMS is a celebration of the artistic community that helped to give the Arts District its namesake and the community that continues this legacy. Artists will have this building for an entire week leading up to its public opening on June 3rd to create, collaborate and connect with each other. They will convert the entire building into a living, breathing work of art, as an opportunity to connect not only with each other, but to the entire neighborhood.”
From established artists like Retna who has had a studio in the Arts District for years, and whose still-visible mural on The Rendon which was painted fifteen years ago, to emerging artist Nicholas Bonamy who has a live/work studio next door, all participants have impacted the landscape of art in Los Angeles. Each artist has been offered a room in which to create their own artistic vision, creating unique experiences around every corner.
Participating artists include:
ABCNT / ABEL ALEJANDRE / AUGUSTINE KOFIE / AISEBORN / BAKER’S SON / BEAU STANTON / BIG SLEEPS / BISCO SMITH / BOOH / CALDER GREENWOOD / CALIFORNIA LOCOS / CASSIE ZHANG / CHASE / CHAZ BOJÓRQUEZ / CHRISTINA ANGELINA (AKA STARFIGHTER) / CLINTON BOPP / DARCY YATES / DAVE TOURJÉ / DAVIA KING / DAVID LOVEJOY / DYTCH66 / EDDIE DONALDSON / EMMERIC KONRAD / ESTEVAN ORIOL / FRANCESCA QUINTANO / FRED HOERR / GABRIELLA FASH / GARY WONG / GUERIN SWING / INDECLINE / IVAN HOSOI / JACQUELINE PALAFOX / JAMES P. SCOTT / JEFF HO / JIM EVANS (AKA TAZ) / JOHN VAN HAMERSVELD / JOHNNY CUBERT WHITE / JOSE “PRIME” REZA (K2S) / JOSEPH “NUKE” MONTALVO / JOSH EVERHORN / JOSH WEBB (AKA JOEX2) / KELCEY FISHER (AKA KFISH) / KELLY “RISK” GRAVEL / KENTON PARKER / KEYA TAMA / LISA SHULTE / MARCEL “SEL” BLANCO / MAN ONE / MARIA GREENSHIELDS-ZIMAN / MARK DEAN VECA / MARK DEKTOR / MICHAEL TORQUATO DENICOLA / MYMO (AKA MIMO MALI) / MONCHO 1929 / MR. TRIXTER / MYSTIC / NATASA PROSENC STEARNS / NICHOLAS BONAMY / NORTON WISDOM / PATRICK HOEICK / PLASTIC JESUS / RALPH ZIMAN (AKA AFRIKA47) / RESTITUTION PRESS / RETNA / RHOXROSE / ROBERT “STICKY” SHAW / SARAH KELIHER WALSH / SEK / THRASHBIRD / SHEPARD FAIREY / SHRINE / SLICK / SMA LITZSINGER / STEPHEN SEEMAYER / STORMIE MILLS / SUSAN FELDMAN / TANNER GOLDBECK / TEACHR / TEALE HATHEWAY / VALTD / VANESSA CHOW / WISE
Musical performances include:
Friday – DJ DAVID PONAK //SPINDRIFT
Saturday- MECOLODIACS with DAVE TOURJE/ TRULIO DISGRACIAS
Sunday – JESIKA VON RABBIT / MECOLODIACS / PURPLE MOUNTAINS MAJESTIES / / TOM FREUND / THE VIGNES ROOFTOP REVIVAL
Please check back with us here on Cartwheel Art Magazine, as there will be more articles, interviews, and preview photos in the coming weeks as we lead up to the opening. But we urge you to get your tickets now, as you don’t want to miss these “Hidden Rooms!”
Tickets for the event are $20, available here.
All proceeds will benefit Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) and Art Share L.A. The donation to ICA LA will benefit the museum’s learning program with Metropolitan High School.
Special Event Dates: June 1-3, 2018
Friday, June 1st
VIP Party, 6 – 11 pm – (invitation only with limited ticket availability)
Saturday, June 2nd
Artist Reception, 6 – 11 pm (invitation only with limited ticket availability)
Sunday, June 3rd
COMMUNITY EVENT, 11 am – 8 pm
Suggested donation of $20 (RSVP online here)
2055 E. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021