Just in time for cherry blossom season, D.C. based artist Maggie O’Neill hosted a private reception for media, VIPs and influencers to preview her new pop-up art exhibit #FinesinFullBloom in Dupont Circle (1643 Connecticut Avenue NW).
The #FinesinFullBloom pop-up art installation is an interactive blossom experience, created with materials that Washingtonians know all too well – D.C. parking tickets. The exhibit is covered with beautiful origami-inspired cherry blossoms that cover the walls of the Dupont venue from the floor to ceiling.
And can we just say: It’s a blogger’s Instagram dream. It’s perfect for snapping your latest shareable photos — for weeks to come!
The Fab Empire had the opportunity to catch up with O’Neill and, of course, we had to ask about her inspiration for the exhibit and she said: “Living in the DC area, I’ve received so many parking tickets. As a matter of fact, I’ve received so many parking tickets – I don’t even have a car anymore.”
She continued, “I had a conversation with my accountant, who advised that I get control of these tickets as I was spending too much money on them. So I asked if I could write them off for work purposes – and that’s when I thought of this idea. The bright pink colors of the tickets, which were created back in the 70s, was perfect for this.”
In addition to the #FinesinFullBloom installation, the exhibit also features cherry blossom artwork and merchandise, which are available for purchase.
The #FinesinFullBloom exhibit is located at 1643 Connecticut Avenue and is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 11-2 p.m. until April 15.
Grab your cameras and selfie sticks, and be sure to check it out!