With $100,000 in Hand, a Triforium Revival Effort Is Underway

(l to r) Tanner Blackman, Claire Evans, Jona Bechtolt and Tom Carroll make up the Triforium Project. They received a $100,000 grant as part of their effort to restore and reactivate the 60-foot sculpture at the Los Angeles Mall.

An often-mocked piece of public art in Downtown is going to be a destination starting this week. Artists and musicians will activate the Triforium for three free shows on Friday, Oct. 19, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. The centerpiece of each night will be turning on the installation’s light and sound features, with myriad colored lights pulsing in time to each performer.

With $100,000 in Hand, a Triforium Revival Effort Is Underway

The Triforium Project, a group of activists and artists seeking to preserve and revive the artwork in Fletcher Bowron Square (302 N. Main St.), are organizing the happenings. Triforium Project members Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt (who form the band YACHT) are overseeing the lineup, and member Tom Carroll will be the host each evening.

This week’s event features comedian and musician Reggie Watts, DJs from dublab and performers from the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. The six-story Triforium, designed by artist Joseph Young, opened in 1974, but soon fell into disrepair. The events are free with an RSVP, which can be made at triforium.la.