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10 Bold, Colorful Pop-Up Art Installations That Are Totally On-Trend Right Now

photo: Happy Place
From artists like Yayoi Kusama and James Turrell, interactive art exhibitions are taking the world (and Instagram) by storm. From New York’s eggcellent pop-up to Melbourne’s flower frenzy, here are our top ten picks for this spring’s best interactive displays.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown
Photo: Color Factory
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Color Factory

San Francisco, California
San Francisco’s multi-story interactive exhibition known as Color Factory celebrates all things color and texture. Hang out in a bright yellow ball pit, wander through thousands of colorful dangling ribbons or try your hand at getting artsy by coloring on the walls.
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Photo: Katie Gibbs
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Museum of Ice Cream

Miami Beach, Florida & San Francisco, California
The ice cream experience you’ve always dreamed of, this Instagram-famous touring exhibition has everything from a sprinkles-filled swimming pool to a wonderwall of whipped cream. The Museum of Ice Cream is currently open in Miami and San Francisco. Best of luck getting your hands on those sweet, sweet tickets!
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Photo: The Egg House
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The Egg House

New York, New York
The theme of this New York exhibition is (unsurprisingly) the humble egg. The pop-up is officially open as of last weekend and we’re stoked to see the eggcellent photos that come cracking in.
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Photo: Sam Ushiro
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Happy Place

Los Angeles, California
If you missed LA’s Happy Place in November, you’re in major luck because it’s coming back from April 26 to May 27. That means you can get lost in a world of confetti, go rainbow hopping or explore a golden super bloom.
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Photo: The Cado
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The Cado

San Diego, California
Where else but San Diego would you expect to find a pop-up party that’s all about the avocado! Set to open in June, this interactive, avo-focused experience celebrates all things about The Cado.
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Photo: Vickie Liu
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Yayoi Kusama at the National Gallery of Victoria

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria has a triennial show on through April 15 and you’ll find tons of cool, oversized interactive installations. A fave of Instagrammers is the Yayoi Kusama flower home that’s kind of like a perfectly pre-fab apartment covered in flowers that are carefully placed on by visitors.
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Photo: Lyle Jenise
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Candytopia

Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica’s Candytopia is a sweet interactive experience that’s on the calendar through the fourth of July. It’s perfect for candy lovers of all ages. Hop in and get ready for a marshmallow tsunami, y’all.
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Le Moretti

Paris, France
Raymond Moretti’s Parisian tower known as Le Moretti has been a local icon and incredible backdrop for many a photo shoot since its 1990 completion. The towering chimney structure is covered in strands of fiberglass of 19 different hues in varying sizes. Add it to the Paris must-see list!
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Photo: Marc Fornes
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Art Basel

Miami Beach, Florida
While the Miami Art Basel is a major art festival that cascades on Miami in December, the original Basel in Switzerland is an annual mid-June occasion. This year’s Art Basel will feature 291 art galleries and over 4,000 artists from around the world in just four days’ time.
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Meow Wolf

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Love solving mysteries? Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe offers a chance to do just that while exploring an immersive art exhibit. And don’t worry, it’s kid-friendly too.
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