The best place to view ‘Snorkel Dreams’ is underwater

Uncover underwater art in the Annenberg Community Beach House’s pool

Uncover underwater art in the Annenberg Community Beach House’s pool

Dive into art this weekend at the Annenberg Community Beach House … literally.

Experimental art space Machine Project brings its out-of-the-box and interdisciplinary approach to design to the pool with “Snorkel Dreams,” a uniquely aquatic art exhibition featuring the work of 18 emerging and established artists.

The artwork isn’t just billed as “immersive.” Paintings sculptures, ceramics, video, photography and even an architectural model by architectural firm Johnston Marklee take up residence inside the Annenberg Community Beach House’s popular pool.

Visitors are encouraged to take a dip to explore this underwater art gallery, so bring a swimsuit, a snorkel and some goggles. If you prefer not getting your toes wet, you can also paddle round the pool in a two-seat boat with a Plexiglas bottom built by sculptor Bob Dornberger. For land-lubbers, there’s a viewer to help you see the subaquatic specimens. Only 50 people can explore the pool at a time, so make a reservation ahead of time.

 — Christina Campodonico

 

“Snorkel Dreams” happens at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica. Free. RSVP at annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture

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