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View underwater art via snorkel and mask for free at Annenberg Community Beach House this weekend

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Kate Wertheimer
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Ever been to an underwater art show? Yeah, us neither—until now. This Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6pm, Machine Project is hosting Snorkel Dreams: A Machine Project Guide to Art Underwater at Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica.

The artist collective's first underwater art show (possibly L.A.'s first underwater art show?), Snorkel Dreams will feature submerged works from 18 ceramicists, painters, sculptors, photographers, glass blowers and more. The works can be seen from the pool's edge, but are best viewed underwater with bathing suit, snorkel and mask (Machine Project will provide the snorkel gear, but you're in charge of bringing your own suit). The underwater show is free for all, but the Beach House tends to get crowded even when the pool isn't strewn with masterpieces, so we suggest reserving pool time in advance.

Eager to know what you'll see once you're under? Participating artists include Andrew Cannon, Jessica Cowley, Bob Dornberger, Emily Joyce, Alice Könitz, Candice Lin, Becca Lofchie, Johnston Marklee, Jennifer Moon & Laub, Paul Pescador, Jennifer Rochlin, Suné Woods, Kim Ye, Patricia Yossen, Mallen&Gray, and Machine Project with Grace Eunchong. (If you happen to be a Machine Project member, you can stop by the Beach House between 11am and noon on Friday for a special members-only preview of the show—just remember to bring your member badge.)

If you want to go in, don't forget a suit! You can also bring your own goggles, and a towel and sunscreen are also recommended. Parking is $3 an hour in the Annenberg lot, but it fills up fast—we suggest carpooling, or you can take the Expo Line and Lyft or bike the last few miles. No pups allowed at this art show, unfortunately, but it is kid-friendly—though little ones under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. More questions? Check out Machine Project's Snorkel Dreams info page.

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