A massive pop-up exhibit by the same name opened Monday in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles and features larger-than-life installations and 13 multi-sensory immersive rooms set in over 20,000 square feet of “good vibes and all things positive”.
Pop-ups ripe for Instagram fodder are having a bit of a moment (see: Museum of Ice Cream, and the forthcoming 29Rooms and Candytopia). And Happy Place—no “the,” which we suppose prevents it from sounding like some sort of euphemism—is the latest installation to try to convince you to plunk down cash in exchange for self-portraits.
Happy Place, which opens November 20, promises an experience filled with sugar and selfies. You’ll kick off your walkthrough of the Arts District installation with a dose of Happy Place-branded M&Ms, fuel up with a cake pop and finish up with a tart cup of lemonade—and an additional option of rainbow grilled cheese at the end.
As for the selfies, the pop-up features a series of installations to stand in front of or climb into, like a confetti-filled dome and an upside-down bedroom. You can pose for a pair of GIFs along the way by making snow angels on an illuminated bed of confetti or jumping into a pot of oversized coins (with a surprisingly stiff landing).