Spring joy has arrived early in Metro Vancouver with the awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind, Blossom at Metropolis.
The art installation opened at Metropolis at Metrotown today, with more than 250,000 glistening cherry blossoms on display. It’s running through March 31, and we stopped by to give you a first look at this Instagrammable haven.
Unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, the installation was created by Vancouver interactive-arts company Hfour — a group of creators with a visually outstanding portfolio. Ther work has been showcased in LA, Toyko, and NYC, among other major cities around the world.
Blossom at Metropolis encourages you to wander, take endless Instagram photos in the “selfie zone” and pretty much everywhere surrounding it.
Let’s be real, you don’t often get to surround yourself with a quarter of a million blossoms that reflect in mirror spheres (some up to four metres tall). And when you do, it creates the beautiful illusion of infinite blooms hanging above you.
Make the most of your visit to Blossom at Metropolis by attending one of the floral art and Japanese cultural workshops taking place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, during the installation’s 27-day display.
Choose a workshop and learn origami, brush lettering, traditional Japanese paper and fabric art, flower arranging, traditional Japanese folk dancing, and much more! Check out the full schedule and register via Metropolis at Metrotown now.
Wait, it gets better. Your visit to Blossom at Metropolis could result in you winning a $1,000 shopping spree! Make sure to enter the contest at the mall for your chance to win.
To add to that, you could win a weekly Blossom prize package or a $500 Metropolis at Metrotown gift card by sharing your installation photos on Instagram using the hashtag #METBlossom and @metropolisatmet.
Get ready to start cherry blossom season in epic fashion!
When: Tuesday, March 5 to Saturday, March 31, 2019
Time: Open daily during regular mall hours
- Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm
- Sunday and holidays: 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Grand Court, Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Admission: Free of charge