Cardboard City returns to Santa Monica this weekend

Innovative 5,000 Square Foot Pop-Up Art Installation Returns June 25 With Opening Ceremony

Cardboard City, an innovative 5,000 square foot pop-up art installation returns to Santa Monica this weekend.

Opening June 25 at Santa Monica Place, the free museum-style exhibit of large-scale cardboard sculptures and architectural models by the nonprofit reDiscover Center will offer extended hours, hands-on activities, an art shop, day camps, excursions and more.

“Cardboard City facilitates the creative expression of young people and adults using cardboard, a ubiquitous and environmentally sustainable material, inspiring sustainable practices while supporting creative career paths for participating artists, young people, interns and staff. . The space will feature free family art activities, showcasing fun, family-friendly cardboard sculptures while activating the cityscape,” reDiscover Center said in a press release announcing the opening.

This year there will be cardboard sculptures by Los Angeles artists and an artist-in-residence program with a new artist each week, while offering volunteer and internship programs, daily classes and hands-on activities without appointment. A team of full-time artist teachers will be on hand, allowing children to meet and work with artists to “be inspired while fostering a hands-on educational environment of creativity and joy.”

A Grand Opening Ceremony will be held Saturday, June 25 at noon, featuring special guests and giveaways from the reDiscover Center.

This year’s participating artists include Lorena Robletto from Amazing Piñatas, Connor Lee and Bauer Lee from Cardboard Superheroes, Calder Greenwood, Richard Wildlife, Sherri Madison, Joshua Abarbanel, Ricky Sencion, Karl Jean Petion, Jennifer Racusin, Kristy Pace and Mandy

Cardboard City will be open June 25 through August 14 from noon to 6 p.m., six days a week (closed Tuesdays) at Santa Monica Place on Third Street Promenade, unit 146 on the first level.

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