LA’s Latest Pop-Up Exhibition Is A Sneakerhead’s Dream Come True • Sneakertopia

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LA’s Latest Pop-Up Exhibition Is A Sneakerhead’s Dream Come True • Sneakertopia

Imagine an adult playground filled with mindblowing sneaker installations…

Because that’s exactly what Sneakertopia is! If you’re obsessed with kicks, then get ready to go on a journey through over 14,000 square feet of immersive galleries and installations celebrating the art and culture of sneakers — think of it as an interactive story of creativity, expression, and innovation if you will.

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Get ready to dig deeper into the history of what started off as an article of clothing before taking off to become a global phenomenon rich in cultures beyond its very own. Through sneaker-focused art installations, admirers and sneakerheads alike are encouraged to step into this outstanding world of kicks and all of its connected roots, stemming from everything to sports, music, film, art, design, and fashion.

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Part pop art gallery and part insane sneaker closet, Sneakertopia is truly unlike anything you’ve ever seen or imagined! Get up close and personal to dozens of the rarest and most famous kicks to ever be released while in hand capturing timeless memories (and photos for the ‘gram.) You’ll even have the chance of customizing your own pair of shoes as well as the opportunity to browse at an exclusively curated gift shop featuring limited-edition merchandise from Sneakertopia artists.

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Celebrity artist David Weeks NYC is a featured artist at the pop-up museum, and his work is known to tackle social injustices. His new series, Mondern Day Mount Rushmore, which is dedicated to bringing awareness to cultural icons within the African American community who’ve helped shape the culture and provide a blueprint for wealth, success, and advocacy. Be on the lookout for his first installation in the series NSEWest, a massive four-sided bust showcasing the four emotions of rapper and fashion icon Kanye West!

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Los Angeles is the first stop on Sneakertopia’s world tour, so be sure to pay it a visit before the pop-up jets off to New York, Tokyo, London, Paris, and Toronto! The exhibit is only open during the weekend, from Friday through Sunday, during the hours of 11a and 7p so be sure to plan accordingly. All ages are welcome.

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Buy your tickets to Sneakertopia, here!

Practical information

Every weekend through May 30

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