Three words. One message. Infinite feels. Starting out placing 100 stickers around town with the positive affirmation, “you are beautiful”, Chicago-based artist Matthew Hoffman’s inspiring idea has evolved into a worldwide phenomenon since its beginnings in 2002.
At the You Are Beautiful Experience, interact with Matthew’s inspirational art in a truly unique way starting September 10 through October 4, during normal mall hours. Sit down and activate your inner confidence at the Moments of Motivation Seats. Then, do some soul-searching at the Self-Reflection Mirror. And, feel inspired to write something positive about yourself at the Affirmation Wall. Join us and let’s gather together at this uplifting experience.
The You Are Beautiful Experience is located at the lower level Center Court area, just inside the entrance of the mall located at the Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.
The You Are Beautiful Experience opens Saturday September 10 through Tuesday October 4 during normal mall hours.
This is a free experience to walk around, take pictures and leave your words of affirmation!
Matthew Hoffman is a Chicago based public artist. His work ranges from large-scale and interactive sculptures, to small stickers and approachable art for the home. As custodian of You Are Beautiful, a project to better the world through positive messages, over 8 million stickers have been shared by the community, with over 100 public works permanently installed globally since 2002. Matthew’s work is created to be as open and accessible as possible. The messages he chooses are an effort to remind us individually of our self-worth, and encourage us to be there for each other.
When you arrive at the You Are Beautiful Experience, we encourage everyone to leave their own words of affirmation on the tag wall! Tags will be available next to the wall with one side featuring the phrase “I AM” and the other side featuring a space for your name and location. Once you leave words of affirmation, they will travel across the country with the experience for everyone to read!