Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Follow the Rainbow to Toronto

FriendsWithYou brings color and festivities to Toronto for the Wish Come True Festival in what will be their largest interactive installation to date. The Luminato Festival of Arts and Creativity has commissioned FriendsWithYou to spread their universal message of magic, love, and friendship throughout the city. During June 10th – 20th, 2010 visitors can enjoy larger-than-life inflatable installations, a gallery show, several pop-up shops, community events, speaking engagements, and more. The highlight of the 10-day event is Rainbow City at Queen’s Park. The Luminato 2010’s festival Mascot Rainbow King leads a host of celestial characters in transforming Queen’s Park with larger-than-life dimensions of giant totems, bounce houses, and inflatable friends.
June 16th – 20th – Rainbow City Installation at Queen’s Park
Rainbow City welcomes all into a world of Magic, Luck, and Friendship! As the highlight of the 10-day festival, FriendsWithYou transform Toronto’s Queen’s Park into Rainbow City from June 16th-20th with their largest and most impressive installation to date. The Rainbow King and a cast of celestial pals embark on a mission to delight citizens by welcoming them into Rainbow City, a magical kingdom where happiness is the key and the more you play the better you feel! Bounce, dance and chill as the Wish Come True characters bring you into their colorful alternative dimension of gigantic totems, mushrooms, and bounce houses while inflatable friends shower you with magic, color, and love! FriendsWithYou and Luminato are offering this unique experience with the hope of bringing people together to find a central happiness that is common inside of everyone. In addition to the installation, FriendsWithYou will also feature several pop-up shops showcasing a full line of new limited edition Wish Come True merchandise including apparel, tote bags, fine art prints, toys, accessories, and more!

June 10th 6-10pm – Day Dreamers – FriendsWithYou Solo Exhibition at Narwhal Art Projects
Narwhal Art Projects and FriendsWithYou kindly invite you to Day Dreamers, a bright and beautiful solo exhibition of artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III’s rarely seen fine art flat works and sculptural pieces. On this special occasion the artists allow you to venture into the secret workspace of the duo to witness the precious seeds of their inspiration and the birthplace of all things FriendsWithYou. Day Dreamers portrays an intimate series of portraits and magical moments that seem to drift in and out of the artists’ personal dream worlds – a place where everyday holds a dream.

June 12th 5-8pm – FriendsWithYou Pop-Up Shop & Artist Signing at Magic Pony
During the FriendsWithYou Wish Come True Festival, longtime friends and supporters at Magic Pony open their doors for a very special FriendsWithYou pop-up shop and artist signing on June 12th. As the first home for FriendsWithYou toys and art products in Toronto for over 8 years, Magic Pony has been actively promoting FriendsWithYou’s positive message of Magic, Luck, and Friendship since the beginning. This is going to be an amazing opportunity for long time fans and admirers to experience a one-of-a-kind FriendsWithYou pop-up shop, get all new products and prints, meet the artists, and interact with all of the FriendsWithYou family and friends! Limited edition Wish Come True items will be on sale exclusively at Magic Pony during the event.

via Bernstein&Andriulli

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