Three Color-Fueled Pop-Up Exhibits in NYC: Part 1: Color Factory

Eight female torso-shaped glass perfume bottles lined up in a row.

In 2017, Yayoi Kusama’s NYC exhibition, Festival of Life, sparked an Instagram frenzy. Her utopia of polka-dotted rooms and infinity mirrors provided perfect photo backdrops, proven by the endless barrage of Insta-selfies. This year, there’s a flood of interactive pop-up exhibits, all of which seem to speak to our collective need to not only document our lives, but to actively seek out (and pay for) interesting backdrops in which to do so. 

In this series of posts, I’ll feature three current NYC exhibits I’ve visited recently: Color Factory, Candytopia, and Dream Machine

Color Factory

Explore an exhibit that’ll remind you that all five senses can be touched by the vibrant palette that exists in the world. In 20,000 square feet of space in SoHo, explore color in all its various, sensual forms. Color Factory is a creative collaboration—the result of some of New York’s most creative makers coming together to shade the world in an entirely unique approach.

 A poem to reflect New York City’s color palette:

A poem based on the color of the Manhattan Bridge.


One of the many delicious color-infused treats throughout Color Factory:

Macaroons in many different colors and flavors, on a conveyor belt.


What is your favorite Prince song that features a color in the title?

Black text on a white floor that says Purple Rain and Pink Cashmere

The dance portion of Color Factory:

Dance floor lit up with red and blue circles.


Starbucks, all dressed up to celebrate Color Factory:

Exterior of a Starbucks Coffee shop painted in yellow, orange, and red stripes.

Color Factory
251 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

General admission: $38
Children age 2 and under are free.

Tickets can only be purchased in advance and are timed.
Tickets currently available through September 16, 2018

Feature Image: Body bottles around the world

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