Cardboard buildings created for the Cardboard Smash Down. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Cardboard buildings created for the Cardboard Smash Down. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

‘How fun is it to smash?’: Monster movies come to life at Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre

Revelstoke residents can build, destroy cardboard creations at Zilla vs King Kong Smash Down

Ever wanted to play out your favorite monster movie fantasies in real life?

From now until Halloween, residents can visit the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre to participate in the Zilla vs King Kong Cardboard Smash Down.

Meghan Porath and Taylor Sandell of the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre creating cardboard buildings for the Cardboard Smash Down. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Meghan Porath and Taylor Sandell of the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre creating cardboard buildings for the Cardboard Smash Down. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Residents who bring in, or create, a small piece of cardboard architecture for the Smash Down, will have their name entered into a draw. The two winners of that draw will get the opportunity to dress up as either King Kong or Godzilla, and wreak havoc on the cardboard city they and other visitors created.

READ MORE: A coming together of landscapes: Three long-time friends showing their work at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre

Meghan Porath, executive director at the centre, is urging people to have fun with their designs, and to use recycled materials when creating at home. Supplies are available for residents to use at the centre, all of which are recycled.

The cost to enter a cardboard creation and have a chance at smashing the created city is a $3 donation to the Visual Arts Centre. The centre is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to use a space, hang out with friends, and create a cardboard building.

“How fun is it to smash?” said Porath.

Winners will be announced on Oct. 30. Each winner will be allowed to bring up to four friends to act as the city police force, who can try and stop Godzilla and King Kong.

The main event will be held on Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. Porath said the event looks to engage both adults and children in the fun.

READ MORE: Revy. Live returns with fall line up of live music

Sign up for the Revelstoke Review’s daily newsletter.


@josh_piercey
josh.piercey@revelstokereview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Revelstoke