Future of Sports

Yes — That’s right I finally visited the new IG poppin art exhibit called Future of Sports!! You probably have seen several photos from different Instagramers since it has been open.

It’s really not that hard to find. The sign is huge on the front of the building in big letters so you really can’t miss it. Parking was relatively easy to find. We didn’t walk too far from our car. We got there late (of course). Our ticket time was for 11 AM and we got there around 11:15 AM. I don’t really think it’s a huge deal how late you arrive as long as they aren’t too busy. It’s self-guided so you can start whenever.

Mostly everyone there was taking pictures of each other, it’s a Mecca for upcoming bloggers. Don’t get me wrong, my photographer did get a lot of great shots but we had a great time actually playing some of the sports that were featured in the exhibit.

Sometimes as bloggers we can be so focused on getting all the deets(details), getting all the right shots, and making sure we capture the moment that we forget to have fun. I’m really trying to work on that. Currently, I️’m between focusing on taking too many pictures and not enjoying the moment and forgetting to take any pictures because I’m too in the moment. I can honestly say though, that I had a blast at Future of Sports. I literally played every sport and by the time I️ left I was tired. Seriously. Like I had shortness of breath and I was slightly sore (sorry rather eat than workout 95% of the time).

Let me tell you about some of the rooms that the exhibit has. First, is the autograph room and the theme is a gym locker room.

I️t kind of reminds me of the Hirshhorn exhibit where each person that visited placed a sticker anywhere in the room. So, I️t has the same concept except you write whatever you want wherever you want. There is some really cool drawings and calligraphy. Of course I wrote the best blog name/ig ever, @BestKSDC.

STOP. Follow my Instagram page to see more photos of places that I’ve been and stay current with me on my live story updates. Okay keep reading.

The next room is the tennis room, which was super cute. I wish I had a tennis outfit to wear specifically just for that room, so I️ could feel like Serena Williams. Clearly, I’m not as athletically talented so there’s that. The next few rooms are boxing, volleyball, football cycling, soccer, and then last but not least basketball (Balllinnn). All the rooms are super dope shout out to the artists because the rooms photograph well.

I️ have been feeling this new vibe where artists get to share their creative talents in pop up exhibits. Traditional artwork will always be classic. You know, walk into a gallery, look at a piece or painting and then leave it up to each person for interpretation. Yeah that’s all good and everything but I️ just love the idea of how you can become a part of the art piece and share it with others. I’m not an artist but I feel like that is what artists strive to do with their work. If you’re an artist let me know if I’m right.

I️ do wish that there was more information about each artist while you’re going on the tour. I know I could’ve definitely gone on the website and researched it but the way my time and schedule was set up, I just didn’t have the capacity to read before I went. But after going I learned some really cool things. I kept seeing this acronym, “MITD” and I didn’t know what it meant. I found out that stands for Made In The District which is the media platform and creative agency founded and created by Nicole Pinedo who created Future of Sports.

FUN FACT: I️ was on Instagram (follow me) after I posted one of my pics and noticed local artist Gabriel D’Elia, the artist behind the black and yellow boxing room, liked one of my pics. His work is cool and I will probably frequent his feed to see if there is anything I want to buy. Follow him @Elpibeche1.

Great place to have fun, take pictures, and enjoy new artwork by some talented local artists. I️ definitely recommend everyone to go.

The exhibit is only open until November 30, 2017, so if you have the chance to see it before the end of the week definitely check it out. Future of Sports is located at 700 H St. NE Washington,DC, 20002 and it’s open from 9 AM to 8 PM. Tickets are $15-$20 and tours last 30 minutes.

Until next time,

Lin Alishia

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