Sapporo Art Park first started its Sapporo Art Park for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers (held at Sapporo Art Museum from Feb. 22 to Apr. 13, 2014) to provide children with a place to have fun during the winter months, which are significantly affected by snow. This then developed into Sapporo Art Park for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers: Crafting Fun (held at Sapporo Art Park Craft Hall from Jan. 17 to Apr. 19, 2015), and was followed by Sapporo Art Park for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers: Boxes × Town × Asobi lab (held at Sapporo Art Park Craft Hall from Dec. 5, 2015 to Apr. 17, 2016).
In the fourth such exhibition held at Sapporo Art Park, the exhibition room in the Craft Hall will be divided into mountain and sea zones based on the theme of “summer fun in the winter time.”
In the mountain zone, a large playground facility called Stair Step Xylophone, which makes a sound when a ball falls down the mountain, has been created. Colorfully dyed strings are wound around wooden panels that are cut into the shape of mountains to light up the exhibition room. In the sea zone, fish and jellyfish mobiles created by Jobin., a modern sculptor, are hung, casting shadows on the surrounding walls. A pool of wooden sticks can also be found there, around which children can play with magical sand known as “kinetic sand” by cutting it, shaping it using clay cutters and decorating it to make castles and other structures.
Although Sapporo Art Park is covered with snow, children can still have summer fun at the Craft Hall.