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Take a Dip in the Marshmallow Pool at the Colorful Candytopia

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Get your sugar fix, and then some, at this Instagram-ready installation

A candy unicorn inside Candytopia
Mathew Tucciarone

Flying pigs, leaping unicorns, and a mysterious Mona Lisa all made out of candy are what’s in store when Candytopia pops up in San Francisco this fall. The roving exhibit, made with Instagram in mind, lands at 767 Market Street near Union Square on September 6.

The brainchild of Jackie Sorkin, star of TLC’s Candy Queen, Candytopia first popped up in Santa Monica earlier this year. It drew the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore, and Christina Aguilera, who all posted photos of themselves with Candytopia’s colorful installations — because that is what one does at a place like Candytopia. Wiz Khalifa posed in the giant marshmallow pit, which is, thankfully, not made of real marshmallows, so the stickiness factor is less of a concern (but, let’s be honest, still something of a concern).

The exhibit stretches out over 12 rooms and, while it would be in bad form to eat the art, there are gummies, chocolates, and other pieces of candy handed out throughout.

Tickets go on sale August 1 at noon, priced at $34 for adults and $26 for kids 4 to 12. Kids 3 and under are free.

Mona Lisa smiles because she is made out of candy
Mathew Tucciarone
Is this some sort of pig-unicorn hybrid?
Mathew Tucciarone
Go for a swim in the marshmallow pool
Mathew Tucciarone
Willy Wonka fits in well in this Chocolate Factory-esque exhibit
Mathew Tucciarone
It’s a little known fact that the original Sphinx in Giza, Egypt, was also made out of candy
Mathew Tucciarone
Would Marilyn approve? (Warhol probably would.)
Mathew Tucciarone
Auguste Rodin’s pensive The Thinker sits across from Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Mathew Tucciarone

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