A brand new art installation is bringing 250,000 cherry blossoms to Metropolis at Metrotown

Feb 25 2019, 6:00 pm

Spring is still a month away, but a Vancouver-based arts company wants to give locals an early glimpse of our beloved cherry blossoms.

On Tuesday, March 5, Metropolis at Metrotown’s Grand Court will become the site of Blossom at Metropolis, a one-of-a-kind art installation that includes more than 250,000 cherry blossoms.

Mall-goers are encouraged to pass by and get an early glimpse of some gorgeous white and pink petals, all created by interactive arts company Hfour.

The local company strives to create memorable moments in the form of unique activations, interactive artwork, and everything in between.

Their previous work has been displayed at a number of stages, including the 2018 Vancouver Mural Festival and ComplexCon, to name a few. blossom

The 2018 Vancouver Mural Festival (Hfour)

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Cadillac Reimagine Reality at ComplexCon (Hfour)

The Hfour team also created a stunning illumination at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, making them no stranger to the pink and white petals.

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Spring Lights 2017 at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (Hfour)

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Spring Lights 2017 at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (Hfour)

In addition to more than a quarter-million cherry blossoms, the exhibit will feature dozens of mirror spheres (the largest being four metres in size) that’ll create the illusion of infinite blooms.

And of course, what installation would be complete without a selfie zone?

A series of floral art and Japanese culture workshops will also be held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, while the exhibit is in place.

Visitors can try their hand at origami, brush lettering, traditional paper and fabric art, flower arranging, and folk dancing.

“Blossom at Metropolis is unlike anything we’ve hosted before,” says Judy Black, marketing director for Metropolis at Metrotown. “It’s our largest and most visual experience… to date.”

Blossom at Metropolis will run from Tuesday, March 5 to Saturday, March 31, 2019, and will be open daily during regular mall hours.

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Blossom at Metropolis

Where: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby

Time: Open daily during regular mall hours

When: Tuesday, March 5 to Saturday, March 31, 2019

Admission: Free of charge