I’m so excited to share this trip with you and show you what it’s like inside Color Factory, a fun, colorful, pop-up art exhibit in San Fransisco. I had heard about Color Factory through several friends and desperately wanted to go there, especially after seeing it all over social media. Apparently, everyone else had the same idea.
I thought that my dreams of seeing what it’s like inside Color Factory would always be just that…dreams, but, some dreams do come true! My little heart couldn’t contain the joy it felt when I heard that they were extending the pop-up for two more months. I fought my way to the online checkout the day that tickets went on sale and, through some kind of miracle, I came away with tickets before the Eventbrite site crashed! I think it was well worth the heart attack the whole process gave me.
I was so excited to start planning my adventure to finally experience what it’s like inside Color Factory with my wonderful friend and photographer Kyra. Obviously, the first thing I had to figure out was what to wear! I wanted to be able to photograph well with everything in the exhibit and not clash. I’m a fashionista, would you expect anything less? I decided to go the all black route because I’m ME and I wasn’t exactly sure what I’d be getting into, so I erred on the side of caution. Looking back, I think lots of white would’ve been a great pop in photos or even wearing something funky and colorful.
Once that decision was made, there was another tiny problem, how we were going to get there. Kyra is terrified of bridges and I’m so scared of driving in San Francisco– those HUGE hills!! No, thank you! Both of us had always managed to find a way around it ‘till now and we were brainstorming how we were going to get there. Thankfully a friend who happened to be going saved us from certain death and drove. I know, we’re pathetic.
After weeks of anticipation, the time finally came for me to head to San Francisco to see first hand what it’s like inside Color Factory! The Color Factory was a beautiful beacon of color as we pulled up to it and I couldn’t wait to get inside. Once I was inside Color Factory, I descended down this very cool striped staircase, which reminded me of Dorothy and her yellow brick road, and I knew I was in for a treat. I was first greeted by a wall full of scratch and sniff squares with both yummy and weird scents, like “your grandmother’s perfume” which was spot on. I felt like I was finally living out a version of my Willy Wonka dream minus the licable wallpaper bit!
As I wandered around the different colored rooms inside Color Factory, each one designed by a different artist, I was totally inspired by their creativity. They used so many types of materials, textures, usage of light, and props that made you feel like a big kid. I would have to say that my two faves were the “Blue Room” and the “Black and White Room”.
But wait, there’s more… a second floor! Before I could even make my way up there, I had to check out the bathrooms because everyone knows that the bathrooms in these establishments are always cool. I wasn’t disappointed! The poop jokes were plentiful and there was a little ego boost awaited you in the mirror as you left. I love it when attention is paid to even the smallest detail, it makes all the difference!
The rainbow hallway was another favorite of mine. It was so well done and full of beautiful lighting and textures; I kind of want one of my own. After the colorful hallway, came the room of confetti. Lots and lots of confetti. Like, seriously, so much confetti. Lets just say it was the wrong day to wear a bodysuit! Sadly, none of these photos came out, but I had a blast throwing confetti around and that’s what counts.
The final stop of our adventure was the “Yellow Room”, where we were greeted with a huge ball pit, sassy sayings all over, and the cutest mini ice cream treats. Yellow really is the happiest color!
I had such a great time there! I left loving life and was full of inspiration. I’m so glad I got to visit this awesome pop-up and see what it’s like inside Color Factory exhibit. If you didn’t get a chance to visit, I hope that this little peek at what it’s like inside Color Factory was fun for you!
Have you been inside Color Factory? I want to hear what your favorite part of the exhibit was!