Announcing Runaway by SPORTS: a Pop-Up Installation at the Historic Storke Placita

Join us for the opening reception featuring Grupo Folklorico Fusion Mexicana on First Thursday, Sept. 7 from 5-7 p.m.

Runaway is an innovative pavilion created by Greg Corso and Molly Hunker of the award-winning design and architecture collaborative, SPORTS. “Runaway” is on loan from the Museum of Contemporary Art- Santa Barbara and on display at the Historic Storke Placita located at 700 State Street in downtown Santa Barbara from September 2- 30, 2017. Catch it while you can!


Comprising three bright, building block parts that can be configured in multiple orientations, Runaway responds to the vivid light, ephemeral shimmer, and colorful skyscapes of Santa Barbara. In this way, the modular structure seeks new ways of connecting visitors to the natural landscape – and each other.

By contributing bold, contemporary design to Santa Barbara - destination steeped in California Mission Style architecture and culture - Runaway serves as an aesthetic catalyst and central hub for contemporary public arts programming.

This installation is sponsored by the City of Santa Barbara, with support from the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Big Red Crane and Santa Barbara Beautiful.