Mega-sized International Art Installations by “FriendsWithYou” Are Landing in West Kowloon Cultural District for 3 Consecutive Weeks!

Friendly clouds, rainbows and mushrooms have travelled overseas to Hong Kong! After the Mid-Autumn Festival, they have come to take a break at the Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), and will greet the public starting from today (23 Sep). These lively characters are the creation of international pop art duo “FriendsWithYou”, Samuel Borkson (Florida, USA) and Arturo Sandoval III (Cuba).

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) earlier rolled out a new “Hong Kong Neighbourhoods” – “West Kowloon” programme to encourage the public to rediscover West Kowloon from a new perspective of art and culture. Besides the thematic walking tours in the neighbourhood, the HKTB also worked with FriendsWithYou to bring the mega-sized art installations to the city. 

The characters have been transformed into 12 giant inflatable sculptures, which will greet the public in Art Park, WKCD for 3 consecutive weeks, starting from today, offering visitors plenty of photo opportunities. A number of mysterious mascots will also pop in from time to time. Try your luck at catching them in Art Park!

When to Visit FriendsWithYou Giant Art Installations in Art Park, WKCD 
  • 23 September 2021: 4 pm – 9:30 pm 
  • 24 September – 14 October 2021: 11 am – 9:30 pm 
  • (last admission: 9 pm)
Another selfie spot not to be missed is the “Smiling Hong Kong Space Museum”. The signature smile from FriendsWithYou on the Museum’s egg-shaped wall brims with positivity and cheers up visitors. Be sure to mark your calendar from 23 September to 14 2 October and check out this time-limited photoworthy spot. What a chance to show off your creativity and make your own special photo memories! AR interactive experiences for both young and grown-up family members.

After taking selfies with the FriendsWithYou buddies, don’t forget to explore the WKCD Art Park, the Xiqu Centre, the Tin Hau Temple in Yau Ma Tei, the Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market, the Temple Street Night Market, and the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui! Try the new AR interactive experience without having to download a mobile app. Just scan the QR codes at the above locations to selfie or play minigames with the FriendsWithYou characters on your device. Fun fact about the locations are also available. Get on your feet and explore the West Kowloon neighbourhood with the characters!

About FriendsWithYou

FriendsWithYou is an art collaboration created by Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. Their Happy World project is a symbol of love and light created to brighten and bring joy to the world when the world needs it most. The artists invite the people of Hong Kong to interact with the colourful inflatables led by their giant Little Cloud in sharing the vision of peace and harmony.

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