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A Real Life Candy Land Heads to Dallas For A Temporary Pop Up

Candytopia has more than a dozen rooms filled with candy installations

Joel Pitra

Artsy pop-ups geared toward a perfectly Instagrammable experience are all the rage lately in Dallas — think Sweet Tooth Hotel and Psychedelic Robot. Now, a new candy-centric pop-up is headed to town where the artwork is made from hundreds of types of edible confections.

Candytopia will debut next month at The Hill off Walnut Hill Lane and North Central Expressway in TreeHouse’s former space at 8021 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 2000. It was dreamt up in-part by candy artist Jackie Sorkin, star of TLC’s Candy Queen. According to a press release, Candytopia features more than a dozen rooms filled with “larger-than-life interactive art installations and full sensory experiences,” including a ball pit filled with marshmallows instead of the brightly colored orbs.

Instagram enthusiasts will also find animals, statues, and wall art made out of edible confections — like a candy-encrusted seascape with a diver and shark created out of gummies. Each piece was assembled by a team of candy artists and could take hundreds of hours to make. Visitors to the candy-centric pop-up will be served candy samples during their walk-through including sours, gummies, chocolate, and “nostalgic favorites.”

Candytopia launched in Santa Monica in 2018 followed by pop-ups in San Francisco and New York, with more recent stopovers in Atlanta and Minneapolis. Apparently the Dallas pop-up will feature popular installations from past locations, along with new designs inspired by local culture and city landmarks.

Candytopia opens April 5 and will run through the end of July according to its website. Tickets are on sale now and cost $28 for adults, $20 for kids 4 through 12, and free for kids under 3.