Friday, November 12, 2010

Small Gift Los Angeles: Celebrating 50 yrs of Sanrio!

Oh boy, this is too cute for words.  It's positively delightful and we must be part of it!!  We have the chance to immerse ourselves in the playful world of Sanrio for the Small Gift Los Angeles event at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica today, November 12-21st.  To celebrate 50 years of Sanrio's fantastical characters such as Hello Kitty, Little Twin Stars, My Melody, Chococat and more, the Hanger, inspired by Sanrio's "small gift, big smile" philosophy will transform itself into a wonderful whimsical wonderland.  There will be a Midway Carnival with interactive games and rides, a ferris wheel, two 9-hole miniature golf courses, dress up photo booths, Japanese activity corner; There will also be an extensive Art Exhibition curated by Jamie Rivadeneira, owner of JapanLA that will showcase 50 top artists original works along with eleven unique installation rooms that transform Sanrio characters into original works.  Adding to the fun are scores of workshops to participate in such as: Sushi Bento Box making, Japanese sand art, cupcake decorating, jewelry and craft making with participating artists - tickets are available for purchase for these prior to the event here.  Fans will be able to view various models of the newly launched Hello Kitty Smart Cars and get a peek at Sephora's soon-to-launch "Hello Kitty Beauty" collection.  If all this isn't enough, take a stroll through the Pop Up Shop where you will have the opportunity to purchase specially created collectible pieces including iPhone cases, laptop cases, t-shirts, tin lunch boxes, tote bags, etc.  I'm sure you will have worked up an appetite after all the activities of the day - don't fear, there will be a mobile food court of food trucks on hand!!  What a great event!!!  Be sure to join the Cute Culture Community for this 10 day carnival-style event!!  It's open to the public Friday November 12th through Sunday November 21st and entry to the venue is free of charge - tickets for games and activities will be available for purchase.  Check out their schedule of events and I'll see you there!

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