Snorkel Dreams: A Machine Project Guide to Art Underwater
with the Annenberg Community Beach House
Date & Time
October 14, 2016, 12:00pm–6:00pm
October 15, 2016, 12:00pm–6:00pm
October 16, 2016, 12:00pm–6:00pm
Annenberg Community Beach House Pool
Free for members
Free for non-members

Machine Project is pleased to present Snorkel Dreams: A Machine Project Guide to Art Underwater, coming to the Annenberg Community Beach House Pool Friday, October 14th, Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th from noon to 6pm.

In Machine Project’s first underwater art show, we’ve culled eighteen of the finest artists for a waterlogged weekend of sub-aquatic art-viewing. Grab your swim trunks, snorkel, and goggles and head West to the beach house to see paintings, ceramics, photographs, video, blown glass, and one sunken mannequin, all from the comfort of a chlorinated body of water. This underwater art show is free for all, but the beach house gets crowded fast so consider reserving pool time in advance here.

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.


Q: Do I need to bring my swimsuit?
A: You’re welcome to remain poolside, but the art is meant to be viewed under water. Bring a swim suit, goggles, towel, and sunscreen!
Q: What about snorkels?
A: The Beach House will have a small number of goggles and snorkels available for use.
Q: Do I need a reservation?
A: Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended as they are the only way to guarantee admission into the show.
Q: Does it cost money?
A: Visiting the show and the beach house is free, parking in the lot is $3/hr when available. We recommend carpooling.
Q: How else can I get there?
A: Try taking the new Expo Line! From Union Station, you can catch the Purple Line to 7th/Metro station, then take the Expo Line all the way to Santa Monica Beach. The Beach House is only a couple miles up the beach, you can rent a bike, bring your own, walk, or bus!
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Unfortunately no. Smoking, alcohol, animals, glass bottles, open flames and gambling are not permitted at the Annenberg Beach House.
Q: Can I touch the art?
A: Please don’t touch, swim into, jump on, or otherwise handle the art.
Q: Is there an age restriction?
A: The pool is open to all 12 months and up, however kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Q: What about my rash?
A: Check out this slideshow of common rashes to determine if your rash is safe for the pool.