Just when Metropolis at Metrotown cannot get any better Blossom At Metropolis. This gorgeous art installation brought spring indoors for everyone to admire! From now until March 31st, the Grand Court at Metropolis has been taken over by one of our favourite parts of Spring…Cherry Blossoms!
When I first moved to Vancouver in 2006 to go to Make Up School I was living downtown Vancouver. Each spring, I would take in the views of the Cherry Blossoms that lined the roads. This spring Cherry Blossoms have been sadly been missing from our views until now. More than 250,000 cherry blossoms are on display in this one of a kind Art Installation Blossom at Metropolis.
This breathtaking art installation is guaranteed to stop you in your tracks. As if we need more reasons to stop and take a selfie, the magical pink and white petals of the cherry blossoms is guaranteed to capture your heart!
Created by Vancouver interactive-arts company Hfour, Blossom at Metropolis encourages people to wander, take photos, and sit in awe of the quarter-million-plus blossoms. Enjoy these gorgeous blossoms as they reflect off dozens of mirror spheres (with the largest being 4 metres in size) creating the illusion of infinite blooms hanging above them.
With Spring break right around the corner, take in one of the daily workshops happening located inside the Grand Court where the Panda’s were last summer. Be sure to head over to metropolisatmetrotown.com for the complete schedule, registration information, and age restrictions as some workshops are all-ages.
There are a variety of floral art and Japanese cultural workshops every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the installation’s 27 days, presented in collaboration with MUJI (Workshop Wednesdays) and Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (Tuesdays and Thursdays).
The Blossom At Metropolis workshops include origami, brush lettering, traditional Japanese paper and fabric art, flower arranging, traditional Japanese folk dancing, and much more.
Stuart Ward, Creative Director of Hfour, adds: “Our team always aims to create experiential works of art that people can really lose themselves in. With Blossom at Metropolis, we think we’ve achieved something special that everyone, no matter their age or background, will connect to. It’s our largest and most visual experience in Canada to date, and we’re excited to share this with Metropolis.”
From the Blossoms themselves to these amazing workshops, there is something for everyone! Take this moment to teach the children about the gorgeous Cherry Blossoms that we are so fortunate to enjoy and learn about the beautiful Japanese culture.
We have been quite fortunate in years past to enjoy the Cherry Blossoms early in the spring. This art installation truly is a breath of fresh spring air!
Because Metropolis at Metrotown is so amazing, they once again are hosting a fabulour giveaway. Head down to the kiosk’ at the installation to enter for your chance to win a $1000 shopping spree.
In addition, by sharing their videos and photos of their visit on Instagram using #METBlossom and @metropolisatmet, you can also enter for a chance to win a weekly Blossom prize package or a $500 Metropolis at Metrotown gift card.
You can check out the Blossom At Metropolis Art Installation daily during regular mall hours but be sure to check the website before heading down if you are wishing to participate in one of the workshops as they only happen Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Don’t forget to share your photos and tag Metropolis at Metrotown on Instagram, that giveaway is too good to miss out on!
From the crocus to the Daffodils a big part of my heart belongs to the Cherry Blossoms. What is your favourite spring flower?