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The Art of the Brick Launches 'Bricks at Night' Event Series

The limited event series will take place weekly on Thursdays, beginning May 12, 2022, from 6 – 9 p.m. 

The Art of the Brick Launches 'Bricks at Night' Event Series

THE ART OF THE BRICK-a captivating exhibition featuring works of art by renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya-has launched the summer event series Bricks at Night, a weekly after-hours celebration of creativity and art. Set in the historic 1 Grant Avenue, Bricks at Night invites adult LEGO® fans to explore Sawaya's intricate, renowned artwork before visiting the Art of the Brick Lounge, an interactive activity center that will also turn into a lively bar for the weekly evening series.

The limited event series will take place weekly on Thursdays, beginning May 12, 2022, from 6 - 9 p.m. All ticketholders for Bricks at Night must be 21+ with a valid ID. Ticket prices start at $22 and are available online at www.artofthebrickexhibit.com.

Seen by more than 7 million people worldwide, THE ART OF THE BRICK has inspired creativity and wonder in fans of all ages in over 100 cities in 24 countries across 6 continents. Sawaya has been named "the Leonardo da Vinci of LEGO art" (PBS) and Londonist hailed the artist, "Sawaya's creations are legend, his skills remarkable, his patience unfathomable," and The New York Times proclaimed "...the playfulness is contagious."

Located in the heart of San Francisco, THE ART OF THE BRICK offers visitors a reimagined museum-like experience, with breathtaking contemporary art at every turn. The exhibition includes original artworks as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world's most famous art masterpieces-like Van Gogh's Starry Night and Da Vinci's Mona Lisa-made exclusively from LEGO bricks. The collection also includes a gallery showcasing an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused photography that Sawaya produced in collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West.

As guests immerse themselves in an exploration of creativity and history at THE ART OF THE BRICK, they will walk beside a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made out of bricks. The exhibit also features fan favorite Yellow, a sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity.

THE ART OF THE BRICK is the first major exhibition to use LEGO bricks as the sole art medium. Sawaya transforms LEGO bricks into tremendous and thought-provoking sculptures, elevating the toy to the realm of art. Sawaya's ability to transform this common toy into something meaningful, his devotion to spatial perfection and the way he conceptualizes action, enables him to elevate what almost every child has played with into the status of contemporary art.



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