Artists and musicians alike are working together to transform Kensington Market’s former Fairland grocery store into a funhouse. The space is set to feature an art maze, music venue and more.
This August, 241 Augusta Avenue will take form as Fairland Funhouse. The “intergalactic hotel” inspired installation will feature themed rooms, each one produced in collaboration with one artist and musician.
According to The Star, the partnered musicians and artists are: the Beaches and Broadbent Sisters; Jazz Cartier and Casey Watson; Lights with Christina Mazzulla & Shanna Van Maurik; New City and Getso; Jeff Blackburn working with SonReal and Bad Child with Paul Jackson.
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The space is created in collaboration with Universal Music, Mondo Form, and a new creative collective (all of which the musicians are signed with) with the intent to produce interactive art that matches the musicians aesthetic.
The Beaches and Broadbent Sisters have come together to create a room inspired by The Beaches song “Gold.” Joy Broadbent told The Star that the room will “make you feel like you are in a bit of an acid trip.”
It’s safe to say this space is going to be radical! Here’s looking forwards to the opening sometime in August.
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