Photo courtesy Sneakertopia

WESTCHESTER- A sneaker museum is hosting an opening reception that is a step above the rest.  Sneakertopia, a limited art gallery museum/retail space is opening with an art exhibition inside it's 18,500-square foot space featuring over half a million dollars of the rare kicks and surrounded by art work and sculptures of over 30 different artists from all over the world. You’ve never seen sneakers shown like this before. "Part gallery exhibit and part retail store, this exhibit is a sneaker freak’s dream.

The exhibit/museum space is an experiential venue that allows visitors the sneaker’s epic ascension through sports, music, film, fashion, and fantasy, and a unique collection of grails, deadstock and rare kicks at Sneakertopia. It’s one part pop art gallery, one part insanely huge sneaker closet, all parts jaw-dropping.

Visionary designer & exhibit curator, Ben Rousseau, curated the exhibit with friends and artists from around the world including Australia, England, and local artists.

Rousseau is also an exhibitor and dissected multiple, classic, vintage sneakers to create a distinctive butterfly art piece that is three- dimensional and dazzling. A piece nobody should miss seeing.

Curator Rousseau stated: “I fell in love with the vision of Sneakertopia the second I walked through the doors So to be able to curate and create a small collection of artworks from a talented pool of artists I am lucky enough to call friends is a real honor.”

Founder & CEO Steve Harris shared his excitement, “We created the new Sneakertopia Gallery and store as a unique way to display art in an immersive and experiential way rarely seen in any retail environment.”

Also as part of this exhibit, photographer Ileana Landon casts her singular photographic lens to create “Stranger Hoops”-a unique LA Perspective of sneakers, hoops, and the beach- a continuation of her Seaside Strangers series. Designer Jason Federici art-directed this piece.

When you get here, don't be surprised to see some serious heat on the feet of other guests. Don’t be surprised if someone asks you where or how you got yours. Leave dull routine conformity in the dust. This is the story of the sneaker. This is Sneakertopia.

Sneakertopia Los Angeles is located inside HHLA (formerly The Promenade at Howards) in Los Angeles. The opening party will take place on Friday, August 13 and run from 8:00PM through 11:00PM. The location is: 6081 W Center Drive, Unit 222 in Los Angeles, CA 90045. Mask are required. Tickets are available by emailing: For tickets,