A “Cardboard City” Art Center is Popping Up in LA This Summer

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. in partnership with reDiscover Center presents “Cardboard City,” an innovative, pop-up community art center on the Third Street Promenade.

Cardboard City is a free public art gallery and activity center produced by the passionate makers at reDiscover Center, artists from across Los Angeles, and you!

A 10,000 square foot retail space on Third Street Promenade has been transformed into this summer’s most exciting place for art, sustainability, and community.

Enjoy free museum-style exhibitions of large scale cardboard sculptures and architectural models (12 feet tall!), free family crafting activities, a schedule of fee-based classes, and a Cardboard City Shop selling tools and materials so families can make cardboard art at home.



Cardboard City is free and open to all visitors. Facilitators and artists will be available to assist your making experience. Community groups and camps are encouraged to attend. Reservations are needed for a group of 10 or more.

Cardboard City opens July 8 and runs through August 29; open Thursday through Sunday, 12-6pm; located at 1231 Third St. Promenade, Santa Monica.

reDiscover Center is also offering Cardboard Camp at Cardboard City! Learn more about it here.


About reDiscover Center 

reDiscover Center’s mission is to develop children’s creativity through hands-on making with sustainable materials. This community non-profit works to move LA towards a culture where all waste materials can be “rediscovered” for educational and creative projects. reDiscover Center operates LA’s largest public kids’ makerspace, a creative reuse materials distribution program, community engagement events, camps, classes, and school services for sustainable art and maker education. More info at rediscovercenter.org or follow @rediscoverctr on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.



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