Blossom at Metropolis
- March 5, 2019 - March 31, 2019
- Recurring daily
- Times: From: 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM
- Location: Metropolis at Metrotown
- 4700 Kingsway - Grand Court
- Burnaby, BC V5H 4N2
- Admission: Free
- Phone: 604-438-4715
From March 5 to 31,2019 Metropolis at Metrotown’s Grand Court will be the site of Blossom at Metropolis, an awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind art installation made up of more than 250,000 cherry blossoms.
Created by Vancouver interactive-arts company Hfour, Blossom at Metropolis encourages people to wander, take photos (including in an Instagram-worthy “selfie zone”), and sit in awe of the quarter-million-plus blossoms, which will be reflected in dozens of mirror spheres (with the largest being 4 metres in size) that create the illusion of infinite blooms hanging above them.
As well, there will be 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). Workshops include origami, brush lettering, traditional Japanese paper and fabric art, flower arranging, traditional Japanese folk dancing, and much more. Visit metropolisatmetrotown.com for the complete schedule, registration information, and age restrictions (some workshops are all-ages).
Visitors to the installation will also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $1000 shopping spree. In addition, by sharing their videos and photos of their visit on Instagram using #METBlossom and @metropolisatmet, they can also enter for a chance to win a weekly Blossom prize package or a $500 Metropolis at Metrotown gift card.