By now you’ve seen the pictures from The Future of Sports art installation pop-up on H Street. The images and videos have been so impressive that I had to check it out for myself. I popped in for a visit on a rainy Sunday afternoon, right after a boozy, bottomless jazz brunch up the street at Smith Commons.
The Future of Sports is the perfect backdrop for any creative project. The genius behind this pop up is creator, Nicole Pinedo of Made In The District. She designed the pop up space around her love for sports. Each room is vibrant purposely designed to be on social media.
creator Nicole Pinedo of Made In The District
I snapped these pics in the first of ten sport themed rooms, the Autograph Room. I ended up posting to my IG stories while I waited for a group of young girls wearing heavy makeup, over-the-knee boots, and body con dresses to finish their Insta-photoshoot. They were the first of many groups that arrived dressed in full “lewks” and beat faces during the hour I visited.
I don’t even know why I was so fake surprised that people were there just to “do it fah da gram”. Duh?! That’s exactly what this is for. Future of Sports undoubtedly, wins my award for the most Instagrammed spot in DC this month. After making my way through a third of the rooms I put my phone away. Since I wasn’t there for the sole purpose of a photo opp the thrill was gone.
I loved the concept and creativity of each of the rooms but for some odd reason I expected more. More than just the pictures I viewed on Instagram. My main and only complaint is the entire, and I mean entire 2 story, 10 room, 10,000 square foot exhibit is on the gram. I am not over exaggerating the least bit. If you check the hashtag #FutureofSports, Congratulations! You saved yourself the trip and $15 admission.
I’d definitely go back but with one intention: to capture cool visuals. If you need a dope backdrop please grab your favorite photographer and go! Tickets aren’t sold at the door so get yours online BEFORE you go. $15 before 5pm and $20 after 5pm (21+ ONLY).
Future of Sports at 700 H Street NE until November 30th