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Lake Worth, Fl – CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show expanding to Lake Worth
CANVAS OUTDOOR MUSEUM SHOW EXPANDS TO DOWNTOWN LAKE WORTH LAKE WORTH, Fla. (October 17, 2017) ---
CANVAS OUTDOOR MUSEUM TM SHOW, the nation’s largest outdoor museum show, is expanding to the City of Lake Worth this year. Artists from around the globe will assemble in Downtown Lake Worth for one-week from November 26 – Dec. 2 to transform the city’s streets into a world-class outdoor museum. Blank walls will be re-imagined with colossal murals, and monumental shipping containers, art installations and interactive sculptures will be showcased in high-profile locations within walking distance of the Downtown corridor.
“CANVAS is leaving a permanent footprint for visitors to enjoy year-round. It’s very exciting to bring this caliber of public art to the heart of Downtown Lake Worth to define a thriving arts district,” said CANVAS Outdoor MuseumTM Show founder and curator Nicole Henry. “When curating this year’s show, artists were selected based on their innovative ideas and interactive components to their work. We really want visitors to experience and interact with the art around the city.”
Participating artists will embrace this year’s theme of “unity” by expressing how art brings people together when there is so much division in the world. Visitors will be able to interact with artists working in real time to create public masterpieces. CANVAS will announce the artists and locations leading up to the live artwork.
The City of Lake Worth, Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County worked collaboratively to bring this event to the city. Additional donations will be provided by 120 SPACE and Florida Food & Farm.
“We are very excited to welcome the expansion of CANVAS to the City of Lake Worth”, said City of Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo. “Since its inception, Lake Worth has been the place in Palm Beach County where art is created. CANVAS joins our Street Painting Festival and Biblioarte in attracting world renowned artists to our streets and continuing our artistic vision. We couldn’t be more excited and honored!”
The City, CRA and Cultural Council are also working on finalizing an Arts & Cultural Master Plan for Downtown Lake Worth, which will be the first of its kind in Palm Beach County when it is released early next year. Adding CANVAS to the city’s lineup of major cultural events supports the strategic plan.
“We are thrilled to welcome CANVAS to our City, said Madlyn McKendry, Chair of the Lake Worth CRA. “This event highlights our continued redevelopment efforts that include projects with an artistic flair. Along with our local mural program, the new Hatch 1121 space and ethnically diverse events CANVAS and add a new element of creativity to our downtown canvas.”
CANVAS will also bring an important tourism component to the City of Lake Worth and to Palm Beach County.
West Palm Beach building in 2015
“Palm Beach County has several unique arts districts that attract visitors from around the world,” said Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. “The addition of CANVAS will strengthen the Downtown Lake Worth district and make it a greater tourism destination. It will also bring high-profile international artists to the city - each with their own following - that only adds to the excitement.”
Visitors are encouraged to download the free CANVAS Outdoor MuseumTM app from the Apple or Android stores for a self-guided tour of this year’s exhibition. A map of exhibit locations as well as artist information can be found at canvasmuseum.org.
About CANVAS Outdoor MuseumTM Show
Billed as the nation’s largest outdoor museum show, CANVAS brings together the most innovative contemporary artists, collectors, and art influencers from around the world. CANVAS is the creative vision of gallerist Nicole Henry, and is supported by the City of Lake Worth, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Lake Worth CRA. For more information about CANVAS, visit canvasmuseum.org