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The Beach Detroit

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


The Library Street Collective announced the opening of The Beach Detroit, an interactive installation by New York-based design group Snarkitecture. The event is free and family-friendly. It will be open to the public from March 1st to April 14th.

The Beach reimagines the familiar natural and cultural elements of a day at the beach to create an unexpected and memorable experience for people of all ages. Visitors ascend a ramp before entering an all-white enclosure, where the floor descends towards the highlight of the experience – an ocean of recyclable, antimicrobial plastic balls.

Two piers extend out into the ‘sea’, allowing people to stand in the center of the space and watch others, while a separate island in the centre invites exploration and discovery. Visual cues such as deck chairs, lifeguard chairs, umbrellas, and signage recall elements of the typical beach-going experience, however, these elements are made surreal by a monochrome uniformity throughout the interior spaces.

Here are the dates and times of The Beach Detroit:

Wednesday – Friday 12 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Saturday 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.

Sunday 12 P.M. to 6 P.M.

Note that guests are encouraged to bring extra socks, as wearing shoes in the ball pit is strongly discouraged.


ADDRESS: 1001 Woodward Ave, Detroit 

The Beach Detroit is produced by Library Street Collective with the assistance of Cranbrook Art Museum and is supported by Bedrock and Quicken Loans Community Fund.


All photos are courtesy of The Beach Detroit/Library Street Collective


March 1
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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