Archives for May 20, 2019

The World’s First Portable, Full-Size Splash Pad for Your Home is Here: Meet Splash2o


Built by a parent team turned entrepreneurs, Splash2o launches a portable, complete splash pad system for hours of backyard summer fun.

When David and Carol Ertur became parents, they started taking their young children to a nearby splash park, quickly realizing how much effort was spent trying to get kids out of the house just to cool off. Easy access to a pool or the beach isn’t an option for many families. There had to be a way to make something where our kids could have the same level of outdoor enjoyment without having to leave the house.

Enter Splash2o. Launching today on Indiegogo and starting at $249 for early pre-orders. Splash2o’s Aqua-Tower is the world’s first portable at-home splash pad, with an industrial design built to rival the splash pads at public parks. Splash2o gives families (finally!) an affordable, versatile and long-lasting solution for safe and convenient outdoor water fun at home.

The Highlights:

  1. With a flexible and collapsible design, Splash2o features a simple click to connect setup and folds down quickly for storage, providing a hassle-free experience for parents and caregivers.
  2. Customizable water play: Choose from up to eight Aqua-Stations for a customized play experience that make up the Aqua-Tower system, including bucket pouring, shower stream, a misting station, several fun sprinkler designs and more.
  3. Accommodates kids of all ages: the Aqua-Tower has a spacious footprint (up to 25’ spray zone) and height options (from 3’ to 6’), allowing kids of all sizes to enjoy the water fun.

Splash2o founder David Ertur, an inventor and engineer with 7 issued patents, tried looking for a high-quality splash pad for his home and found that outdoor water toys fell into two basic categories: cheaper plastic or pricey inflatables both of which break easily, and commercial grade at-home splash pads that cost thousands of dollars.

“Splash2o is that middle ground – I wanted to design a splash pad that had many similar elements to what you’d find at a public park but could easily be setup in your backyard. The Aqua-Tower is super simple to install and only requires a garden hose to power. It is designed to grow with your family with custom Aqua-Stations for a range of ages – I know you’ll have (and use!) your Aqua-Tower for years and years.”

With easily interchangeable Aqua-Stations and a variety of setups, Splash2o can be configured to entertain and occupy kids of any age and allow parents to avoid the hassle of packing bags and heading out to public parks to stay cool. Splash2o has a 9’x9’ footprint and easily folds up to a 2’x2’ footprint, making it an affordable and space-friendly choice for any outdoor family backyard spot.

Splash2o will be available for pre-order on Indiegogo until June 19, 2019, with a limited number of early bird backers getting almost 60% off retail value. For educational and daycare facilities who are interested in bulk orders, there is a commercial pack backer level for $1,745. Once the campaign is complete, David and team will start the production process to work to get each first-round backer their Aqua-Tower in early 2020. Retail price for the world’s first portable at-home splash pad starts at $599.

To learn more about Splash2o products and the founders, visit the Indiegogo campaign page as well as their website.

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Local Non-Profit A Window Between Worlds Celebrates the Healing Power of Art at 20th Annual ART IN THE AFTERNOON

Community arts festival packed with performances, hands-on art
experiences, games, activities, food and fun for all ages
Saturday, June 8 at EXPO Center Los Angeles *Tickets on Sale Now*

A Window Between Worlds (AWBW), a Los Angeles based non-profit dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of trauma through hands-on healing arts programming, is proud to announce their 20th annual arts festival, Art in the Afternoon, taking place on Saturday, June 8 at the EXPO Center in Los Angeles from 12pm-4pm. Pre-sale tickets for this event are on sale now at awbw.org/aia and is open to all ages. Pre-sale prices range from $20-$55 with all proceeds benefiting the thousands of trauma survivors served each year by AWBW’s arts program. After May 1st, prices will range from $30-$85. Seven out of ten people experience trauma and creating art in a safe atmosphere is a powerful way to process these experiences,”says AWBW founder Cathy Salser. “Our program gives that opportunity to people across the country who wouldn’t otherwise have it, including over 11,000 in Los Angeles last year alone. Art in the Afternoon is a fun way to celebrate the power of creativity hands-on, while raising vital funds to support survivors in their healing journeys.” This year’s festival will be emceed by Wendy Burch, Emmy-winning journalist currently reporting for award-winning KTLA Morning News on Channel 5and her four-year old son Brady Burch. The viral tap group Syncopated Ladies will also appear on stage, along with popular interactive performances by Hoop It Up Kids and LA Dancefit. Admission includes multiple opportunities for festival goers to make their own art, including creating personalized tool kits, modeled after AWBW’s dynamic arts curriculum, to promote creativity and wellness in their daily lives and a special felt workshop hosted by Billy Kheel of NBC’s “Making It.” There will be fun-filled activities for all ages: face painting; flower crown making; a beer and wine garden; carnival games with prizes; a bounce slide; and an incredible silent auction. Tickets include delicious food from Panda Express, Corner Bakery and more. Additional sponsors include Books and Cookies, Brew Dr. Kombucha, Color Me Mine, Cristina Warfield Group, Imperfect Produce, Inner Flower Child Books, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Manly Handz Mobile Spa, ONEHOPE, PathWater, Power Crunch, Universal Studios Hollywood, Zooga Yoga and more. 
Art in the Afternoon, which is now attended by over 600 people, was launched in 1999 as a small gathering to fundraise for 58 programs then providing AWBW healing art workshops across the country. With the community’s continued support, AWBW has grown into a network of over 350 programs, more than 130 of which are here in Los Angeles.
“Art in the Afternoon is near and dear to my heart, as it was the first event I attended at AWBW many years ago,” says Jamie Escoto, Honorary Event Chair and AWBW Board Emeritus. “It’s amazing to reflect on how this event began in the courtyard of AWBW’s Venice Studios with a few art workshops and home-cooked food by volunteers, and now twenty years later, the whole community is coming together to create our most impactful day!”Art in the afternoon Saturday JUNE 8| 12P-4P @ EXPO CENTER3980 Bill Robertson Ln Los Angeles, CA 90037On Site Parking: Exposition Park- Lot 5S Park Dr, South Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90037Metro Stop: Expo Park/Vermont.

Art in the Afternoon. awbw.org. Photo by VenicePaparazzi.com


For more information, sponsorship and tickets sales: awbw.org/aia | #ArtInTheAfternoonAbout A Window Between Worlds.A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Venice, CA. They collaborate with shelters, outreach centers, schools and other human service agencies across the country to incorporate art-making into existing services in an affordable and accessible way. AWBW trains and supports the staff at these partner organizations in facilitating a healing arts curriculum with those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of trauma. Since 1991, over a quarter million adults and children have participated in AWBW art workshops. To learn more visit awbw.org and follow @awbworg

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AWBW. Images were also provided to post.