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Cardboard City Returning to Santa Monica This Weekend

5,000 square foot innovative pop-up art installation returns June 25 with opening ceremony 

Cardboard City, a 5,000 square foot innovative pop-up art installation is returning to Santa Monica this weekend. 

Opening on June 25 at Santa Monica Place, the free museum-style exhibition of large-scale cardboard  sculptures and architectural models by nonprofit reDiscover Centerwill offer expanded hours, hands-on activities, an art boutique, day camps, field trips and more. 

“Cardboard City facilitates youth and adult’s creative expression using cardboard, a ubiquitous  and environmentally sustainable material, inspiring sustainable practices while supporting  creative career pathways for participating artists, youth, interns, and staff. The space will  include free family art activities, highlighting fun, family-friendly cardboard sculptures, while  activating the urban landscape,” reDiscover Center said in a press release announcing the opening. 

This year there will be cardboard sculptures by Los Angeles artists and an artist-in-residence program with a new artist each week, while offering volunteer and internship programs, daily classes, and drop-in hands on activities. A full-time staff of teaching artists will be on hand, allowing children to meet and work with artists to “get inspired while fostering a hands-on educational environment of  creativity and joy.”

A grand opening ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 25 at 12 p.m., with special guests and giveaways from reDiscover Center. 

This year’s participating artists include Lorena Robletto of Amazing Piñatas, Connor Lee and  Bauer Lee of Cardboard Superheroes, Calder Greenwood, Richard Wildlife, Sherri Madison,  Joshua Abarbanel, Ricky Sencion, Karl Jean Petion, Jennifer Racusin, Kristy Pace and Mandy  

Cardboard City will be open June 25 through August 14 from 12-6 p.m., six days a  week (Closed Tuesdays) at Santa Monica Place on the Third Street Promenade, Unit 146 on the first level.

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