Courtesy The Future of Sports
From a press release:
“On October 6th, 2017, The Future of Sports, an interactive pop-up art installation that explores the relationship between sports and art, will open to the public. Located at 700 H Street NE, this two-story exhibition will bring a new experience to the District with interactive rooms, each focusing on a different sport including soccer, basketball, football, track, tennis, boxing, yoga, volleyball, and cycling. Lose yourself in 10,000 square feet of games, shoot a basketball in the hologram basketball court, throw a football in the football arcade room, sink into the volleyball court made out of salt, sign your name in our coloring locker room, and play in a graphic soccer room installation by local artist, Matt Corrado.
The first floor will host a bar, games, an illustrated running track that veers up the wall, and a dj booth. The bar will offer drink specials daily from 4:00PM-10:00PM. The Future of Sports is the brainchild of entrepeneur Nicole Pinedo, the 28-year-old founder of the creative event company Made in the District. The Future of Sports was inspired by her father, Mario Pinedo, who played for Bolivia in the 1994 World Cup and later moved the family to DC to coach soccer. “My love for sports started there, on those DC soccer fields watching my father,” Pinedo said. “His passion inspired my own- the love for creative expression and art that makes life feel vibrant.” Driven to create since she was a child, Pinedo has been relentless in her goal to build new ways of seeing DC, its people, and its spaces – to leverage the dynamic life of the city into something that both energizes and benefits the community.
Pinedo began her career in music videos, building innovative content for new and emerging artists. “We started as a production company producing music videos, then we started applying the same creativity to digital materials, events, and now art installations. We thrive on unique experiences and unexpected connections” Leading a team of all women unified in their commitment to immersive art experiences, Pinedo has challenged them to help bring to life her vision of a world of sport that is so striking as to blur the line between athletics and art. With an assist from her family and her father’s construction company, which helped assemble the installations, Pinedo was excited to showcase the ways that art can offer new way to reinvision how we think of
As part of The Future of Sports’ focus on athletics and the issues that matter to athetes, Made in the District has set aside $1 from every $15 Future of Sport ticket to be donated to Becky’s Fund, a nonprofit that works to engage and educate coaches and male athletes on how to end and prevent domestic violence through their program, Men of Code.
The exhibition will run from October 6th to November 30, open 10am to 10pm Sunday through Saturday. Tickets go on sale September 27th and are available for purchase at here.”