Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10, 2019
An immersive, site-specific experience that will fuse various styles of live music and dance into a simultaneous, collaborative performance that transforms the building itself into a musical instrument. Following the success of HIDDEN ROOMS and STORIES in 2018, Art At The Rendon’s latest production will highlight the musical and cultural diversity of Los Angeles, while emphasizing the synergy of the city as a whole.
“There are art experiences, there are music experiences, there are performances, installations, and walk- throughs. Sometimes, in a city as diverse and exciting artistically as Los Angeles, you get a mix of the visual and aural in one cool package, tied up with a metaphorical bow.
But it is a rare event to have something as haunting – the score is still in my head from Sunday’s performance – as lush, loving, and soul-stirring as Rhythms of the City at the Rendon Hotel in DTLA. On top of the beauty of the program, which included music, dance, and installation art, the event itself had a beautiful purpose – 100% of the proceeds from Rhythms of the City benefitted Play with Music, an LA-based nonprofit bringing music and tech education to underserved youth, connecting them to eight- week mentorship programs.”
Genie Davis | Diversions LA | November 15, 2019
Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11, 2018
An operatic work that transformed The Rendon Hotel through a layering of film projection and live performances activating both the exterior and interior of the vacant hotel. Following the successful inaugural event HIDDEN ROOMS, Art At The Rendon’s STORIES continued the creative narrative of the building and its colorful history. The original corner dive bar, Licha’s Bar and Grill was reimagined as a 1920’s speakeasy with libations by Angel City Brewery, Infuse Spirits and Pali Wine and music by The Vignes Rooftop Revival. All are based in the Arts District.
Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3, 2018
Curated by Cindy Schwarzstein of Cartwheel Art, this community celebration featured over 50 renowned artists and performers who transformed the historic Rendon Hotel, located in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, into a fully immersive art experience.
OVER 45 SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS. Visitors were able to explore the building, the rooms upstairs and the bar and lounge area on the ground floor, even the parking lot.
“The idea of it is that over time, The Rendon will represent art, music, acting, theater… different layers of culture. A little bit of everything. We don’t want to repeat ourselves, we want to keep exploring.” – Ralph Ziman