This summer, local artists will transform a 1950s grocery store into an otherworldly adventure in Kensington Market. The Fairland Funhouse (241 Augusta Ave.), will be turned into a magical work of art, music and discovery. It will be a two-story multi-sensory adventure themed as an interdimensional hotel. A limited amount of tickets will be available online, so make sure you grab them ASAP. The art maze opens to the public seven days a week starting in August. For now, this will be a temporary pop-up shop.
As an ode to the iconic grocery store’s past, known for hosting rooftop concerts during Pedestrian Sundays, Fairland Funhouse will host a schedule of art events and parties. The inside will be disguised as an underwater ballroom, with the main space able to accommodate over 200 guests and features Toronto’s delicious new pastime – Liquor Donuts.
Universal Music Canada is giving local musicians the opportunity to bring music to life in a unique way by partnering with visual artists, transforming unused space into an artist hub for the public to explore and enjoy. Expect artists like The Beaches, Jazz Cartier, Casey Watson, Bad Child, Lights, Jeff Blackburn and so many more.
“Fairland Funhouse embodies everything that makes Kensington great: diversity, creativity and a melting pot of old with new,” said Jonah Brotman, co-founder, Mondo Forma. “The art maze is a choose-your-own-adventure playground, each room an entirely new and magical world dreamed up by a different team of collaborating local artists. It’s art you can be in!”
For visiting hours and to purchase tickets online, visit fairlandfunhouse.com
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