Hello Kitty has long been a muse to artists & designers worldwide and has brought smiles to fans for 35 years now. In honor of her 35th Anniversary celebration, Sanrio has put together an amazing event that will grace Culver City this October.
‘Three Apples’ is a multi-dimensional exhibition and celebration of all things Hello Kitty running from October 23 to November 15. The three week celebration will kick-off with a VIP event, followed by a residence at Royal/T cafe / shop / art space in Culver City, CA. ‘Three Apples’ is open to the public and free of charge and will feature an art exhibition, unique product and design displays, a one-of-a-kind shop, and special events for fans of all ages – all celebrating Hello Kitty!
The main event (for us anyways) – the ‘Three Apples’ Art Show
Featuring works created by Hello Kitty fans including Gary Baseman, Ron English, Amanda Visell, Buff Monster, Camilla d’Errico, Tara McPherson, Kathie Olivas, Luke Chueh, Jeremyville, Travis Louie, Yoskay Yamamoto, Deph, Melissa Haslam, Hush, Nate Frizzell, Colin Christian, and Yosuke Ueno (pictured above). These are just a few of the 60+ artists that have interpreted their vision of Hello Kitty in one-of-a kind pieces on display. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the art will donated to L.A. Works – a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
‘Three Apples’ will also feature a Hello Kitty ‘apartment’ as well as a product retrospective featuring several rare items dating back to 1974, including several Japan only releases on view for all to enjoy. There will even be a Hello Kitty robot on hand… something for everyone to say the least.
‘Three Apples’ Events Overview:
During the course of the three week celebration, fans of all ages are invited to special events including a Halloween party, Hello Kitty breakfasts, movie nights screening live action Hello Kitty & Friends features straight from Japan, Japanese underground “cosplay” costume events, special appearances and signings by Hello Kitty creators and of course, a Hello Kitty birthday party on November 1! All events will be open to the public, free of charge.
Fri, Oct. 23rd
8910 Washington Blvd. in Culver City
Show runs through Nov. 15th… stay tuned for add’l details. Some great sneak peeks of add’l works can be seen over on AM here.