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Sugar-Coated Art Exhibit Candytopia Opens Soon in Buckhead

The Instagrammable, candy-filled experience opens February 8 at Edens Lenox Marketplace

Hammerhead shark required 11,800 candy pieces
Hammerhead shark required 11,800 candy pieces at the Candytopia in New York City
Joel Pitra
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

Remember the news about Candytopia — the over-the-top, sugar-coated, Instagrammable art exhibit opening in Buckhead? The multi-room, confectionary paradise is currently under construction at Edens Lenox Marketplace across from Phipps Plaza on Peachtree Street. It opens February 8.

The edible art installation, co-founded by Jackie Sorkin (owner of a candy-themed LA events company and star of TLC’s Candy Queen!,) retail businessman John Goodman, and events and production designer Zac Hartog, has seen the likes of A-list celebs such as Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow breeze through its dozen, saccharine-laden rooms in Santa Monica, San Fransisco, and New York.

The interactive candy experience offers visitors dips in a foam marshmallow pit, augmented reality technology via a mobile app to capture those special moments, and art depicting local landmarks and celebrities bedecked in various candies and sweets. Visitors to the life-sized Candy Land partake in samples while strolling through exhibits like a hammerhead shark created from 11,800 pieces of candy or a dragon made from 360-pounds of gummies.

No word as to which Atlanta landmarks and celebs will be featured at Candytopia-ATL. Here’s hoping for the Pink Trap House and Stone Mountain, and maybe a T.I. or Killer Mike sighting.

Candytopia is opening in Buckhead Mike Coppola/Getty Images
Marshmallow pit at candytopia
Marshmallow pit
Joel Pitra

Tickets go on sale January 15 at noon. $28 per person. $20 for children under 12. Children three and under are free.

Edens Lenox Marketplace, 3535 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta.