Giant ball pit dubbed "The Beach" to open in Detroit March 1

Posted at 5:10 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 17:12:31-05

"The Beach Detroit" couldn't come any sooner.

Although there will be no sand or water, there will be plenty of balls. "The Beach Detroit" is a traveling art installation made up of recyclable, antimicrobial balls, simulated to create a surreal beach experience inside the heart of Detroit.

The exhibit will be located at 1001 Woodward Avenue and will replace the rainbow City Roller Rink. The exhibit will be free and open to the public, but people younger than 18 require a parent or guardian to be present. Shoes aren’t allowed and socks are required.

New York-based Snarkitecture designed The Beach and originally opened it in Washington, D.C. in 2015. Since then, the exhibit has toured the world. "The Beach Detroit" is hosted by Library Street Collective with the help of Cranbrook Art Museum, Bedrock and Quicken Loans Community Fund.

The installation will be open March 1- April 14. Noon to 8 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat. and noon-8 p.m. Sunday.

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