On November 12, Sanrio will be bombarding the sunny Los Angeles with a lot of aww-inducing cuteness. The Sanrio Small Gifts Exhibition will be hitting Los Angeles at Barker Hangar in the beautiful Santa Monica. The exhibition is a continued celebration of SANRIO’s 50th anniversary, and also a revival of the winning exhibition of Small Gifts Los Angeles and Small Gifts Miami during Art Basel.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Sanrio and 50 contemporary artists from around the globe such as Buff Monster, Gary Baseman, Crowded Teeth, Dan Goodsell and Anna Chambers. Each artist will transform his or her favorite SANRIO character with respective distinctive styles, and the exhibition to open in Santa Monica is a retrospective of the collaboration, as well as a series of celebration events. Aside from the exhibition, the occasion will also feature a pop-up shop, interactive activities, fun and games to provide a multi-dimensional experience. The visitor will not only be able to check out each artist’s work, but also have fun at the carnival-themed event, ride on a ferris wheel and take a swing at miniature golf.
The event will run from November 12 to November 21, so do take some time to check out the space for a little touch of optimism, happiness and well, a dose of saccharine to close out 2010.
Sanrio Small Gifts Exhibition Los Angeles
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Santa Monica, CA 90405