Springtime Blooms Like Never Before
at ‘Blossom at Metropolis’
More than 250,000 ‘cherry blossoms’ will be on display in Metropolis at Metrotown’s artistic installation, March 5 – 31
There is perhaps no sight as evocative of the arrival of spring than cherry blossoms – the magical pink and white petals that burst forth from thousands of trees throughout Metro Vancouver every year. From March 5 to 31, 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).
“Blossom at Metropolis is unlike anything we’ve hosted here before,” says Judy Black, Marketing Director for Metropolis at Metrotown. “We can’t wait to see the reactions of our guests and how they interpret this art installation, enjoy one of our many workshops, and share their experiences with their family and friends.”
Stuart Ward, Creative Director of Hfour, adds: “Our team always aims to create experiential works of art that people can really lose themselves in. With Blossom at Metropolis, we think we’ve achieved something special that everyone, no matter their age or background, will connect to. It’s our largest and most visual experience in Canada to date, and we’re excited to share this with Metropolis.”
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.
Blossom at Metropolis
March 5 – 31, 2019
Metropolis at Metrotown (4700 Kingsway, Burnaby)
Open daily during regular mall hours:
Monday to Saturday, 10am – 9pm
Sunday and holidays, 11am – 7pm
About Metropolis at Metrotown
With over 375 stores, Skytrain access and free parking, more than 28 million shoppers are attracted to Metropolis at Metrotown annually. Major stores include Cineplex SilverCity, Forever 21, H&M, Hudson’s Bay, Indigo, Old Navy, Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sport Chek, T&T Supermarket, Toys “R” Us, Uniqlo, Urban Behavior, Walmart, Winners, HomeSense, and Zara. For more information, visit metropolisatmetrotown.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @metropolisatmet
Hfour is a Vancouver-based studio that creates captivating experiences by transforming spaces. Hfour uses its expertise in technology, sensory perception and physical reality engagement to bring public spaces, architecture, exhibition sites and natural features to life in ways that encourage thought and interaction. Hfour’s creative art installations have been exhibited throughout Canada, as well as internationally in Tokyo, Shanghai, New York and Los Angeles. For more information, visit hfour.ca. Follow us on Instagram @hfourstudio.