The Plastic Bag Store is a public art installation and immersive film experience created by artist and director Robin Frohardt designed to take place in a retail storefront. Employing humor, puppetry and craft, Frohardt focuses a critical lens upon our culture of consumption and convenience — specifically, the enduring effects of our single-use plastics.
Dig deeper into local and national environmental efforts with our Art in Action programs, both online and in our outdoor pop-up space. Or, make a day of it and check out the special activities with our partners in the area.
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CAP UCLA’s presentation of The Plastic Bag Store has been made possible through the incredible commitment and support of individuals and organizations who are reimagining the world on behalf of all of us in it. CAP UCLA is grateful to everyone who conjoined our effort to bring this ambitious project to Los Angeles audiences.
Situating The Plastic Bag Store in the vibrant Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles was due to the tireless effort and generosity of Yuval Bar-Zemer, who not only provided the venue but enlisted his team and associates into the effort. We simply could not have done this without Yuval, along with the critical and early support of Paul Solomon and the Len Hill Family Trust. The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Endowment at CAP UCLA provided seed funding in the early stages of imagining this project. And the Plastic Pollution Coalition has been an incredible partner, sharing expertise, ideas and connections that have deepened the impact of this project.
CAP UCLA gratefully acknowledges our supporters, partners and vital connectors whose energy, resources and knowledge have exponentially expanded the indelible imprint of Robin Frohardt’s The Plastic Bag Store:
And finally, we wish to thank the artist Robin Frohardt, whose vision and fortitude brought all of us together through the act of making a seemingly impossible idea real.
The Plastic Bag Store is commissioned by Times Square Arts with generous support provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional commissioning support has been provided by Carolina Performing Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was developed with support from: MANA Contemporary, The Made in NY Women’s Film, TV & Theatre Fund by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts; Olson Kundig; The Jim Henson Foundation; and is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). The Plastic Bag Store is a project of Creative Capital. The Plastic Bag Store film segments were commissioned by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance with additional support by the Adelaide Festival. Co-Produced by Robin Frohardt and Pomegranate Arts.
Your safety is our first priority. CAP UCLA and The Plastic Bag Store will require face coverings at all times within the installation and during the immersive experience even if local mandates change.
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