PRESS RELEASE

HIDDEN ROOMS

Special Event Dates: June 1-3, 2018

Friday, June 1st
Press Preview, 4 – 6 pm
VIP Party, 6 – 11 pm – (invitation only)

Saturday, June 2nd
Artist Reception, 6 – 11 pm (invitation only)

Sunday, June 3rd
COMMUNITY EVENT, 11 am – 8 pm
Suggested donation of $20 (RSVP online here)

PRESS CONTACT
Lainya Magaña, A&O Public Relations // lainya@aopublic.com

EVENT PRODUCTION // COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS + PRESS CONTACT
Cindy Schwarzstein, Cartwheel Art ​// cindy@therendon.com

Art At The Rendon Presents HIDDEN ROOMS

April 24, 2018 (Los Angeles, CA) – Announcing the launch of HIDDEN ROOMS, the first in the ongoing ART AT THE RENDON pop-up event series taking place at the former Rendon Hotel (2055 E 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA) in the Downtown LA Arts District. Featuring artist takeovers of the Rendon’s 44 vacant rooms, the first iteration of HIDDEN ROOMS will take place for three days, opening on June 1, 2018 with a private press preview taking place on June 1 from 4pm to 6pm; following with an invitation-only VIP event on June 1, 2018 from 6pm to 11pm; a private invitation-only artist reception on June 2, 2018 from 6pm to 11pm, and a community event, open to the public, held on June 3, 2018 from 11am to 8pm for a suggested donation of $20. All proceeds will benefit Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) and Artshare L.A. The donation to ICA LA will benefit the museum’s learning program with Metropolitan High School.

HIDDEN ROOMS is the first in the ART AT THE RENDON series, a multidisciplinary program bringing art, musical performances, lectures, artist residencies and film screenings to the local community at the now-vacant Rendon Hotel prior to its refurbishment with the purpose of supporting the Downtown LA community and the artists who enrich the neighborhood and LA at large.

Curated by Cartwheel Art founder and local LA Arts District advocate, Cindy Schwartzstein, HIDDEN ROOMS will present artist activations, murals and live music by over 60 artists in 44 rooms across the hotel’s three floors, its parking lot and the corner dive bar. Cocktails and artisanal beers will be created in the Arts District including Angel City Brewery, Iron Triangle Brewing, and Greenbar Distillery.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Abcnt, Abel Alejandre, Aiseborn, Augustine Kofie, Baker’s Son, Big Sleeps, Beau Stanton, Bisco Smith, Calder Greenwood, CALIFORNIA LOCOS, Cassie Zhang, Chaz Bojórquez, Christina Angelina (aka Starfighter), Clinton Bopp, Darcy Yates, David Lovejoy, Dave Tourjé, Davia King, Dytch66, Emmeric Konrad, Francesca Quintano, Gabriella Fash, Gary Wong, Guerin Swing, INDECLINE, James P. Scott, Jacqueline Palafox, Jeff Ho, Johnny Cubert White, John Van Hamersveld, Joseph “NUKE” Montalvo, Jose “PRIME” Reza (K2S), Josh Webb (aka Joex2), Kelcey Fisher (aka KFiSH), Kelly “RISK” Gravel, Keya Tama, Lisa Schulte, MAN ONE, Maria Greenshields-Ziman, Mark Dean Veca, Michael Torquato deNicola, MYMO (aka Mimi Mali), Moncho 1929, Mr. Trixter, Natasa Prosenc Stearns, Nicholas Bonamy, Norton Wisdom, Ralph Ziman (aka Afrika47), Restitution Press, RETNA, RhoXRose, Robert “Sticky” Shaw, Sarah K. Walsh, Shrine, Stephen Seemayer, Susan Feldman, Tanner Goldbeck, Teale Hatheway, VALTD, Vanessa Chow

THE MUSIC
DJ David Ponak, Jesika Von Rabbit, Mecolodiacs, Purple Mountain Majesties, Spindrift, Trulio Disgracias, Vignes Rooftop Revival

COMMUNITY SPONSORS
A + R, Angel City Brewery, Artisan Craftsman & Supplies, Bread Lounge, Califia Farms, Cartwheel Art, Dia de los Puercos, DromeBox, Iron Triangle Brewing, Greenbar Distillery, Lucky Jack Coffee, Pizzanista, Silverlake Wine, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, The House of Machines, & More TBA

Curator Cindy Schwartzstein comments about the program:

What tie these artists together is Los Angeles and, more specifically, the downtown Arts District: A collection of brick buildings housing countless artist studios, recording and practice spaces, black box theaters, corner bars and “secret” clubs.

As the curator of this project, a five-year resident of the Arts District, and an arts coordinator dedicated to supporting underground and outsider art and culture, I wanted to help create a space to showcase the vibrant artist legacy of the neighborhood. Many of the artists featured got their start in the Arts District and choose to remain creating here today.

In keeping with the rich history of the site, ART AT THE RENDON seeks to continue fostering creativity in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District by generating a dynamic space for art, performance and celebration as well as rest and contemplation. HIDDEN ROOMS celebrates the artistic community that helped to give the Arts District its namesake and the community that continues this legacy.

ART AT THE RENDON is an ongoing series of creative programs featuring art, musical performances, lectures, artist residencies, and film screenings designed to celebrate and support the arts. Keeping with the rich history of the area, ART AT THE RENDON seeks to continue fostering creativity in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District by generating a dynamic space for art, performance, and celebration. artattherendon.com

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