WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Billed as the nation's largest outdoor museum show, CANVAS is more of an "art movement," says event founder and West Palm Beach, FL-based gallerist, Nicole Henry. The two-week experience will run Nov. 8 to 22, and add 20 dramatic, inspiring murals to buildings and infrastructure throughout West Palm Beach's downtown district. Augmented by a calendar of events, CANVAS is expected to draw more than 50,000 visitors over its two-week run.
"The idea behind CANVAS is to captivate the imagination and ignite both ideas and inspiration by bringing public art to the forefront of our collective consciousness here in West Palm Beach," said Henry. "This amazing city has not yet fully realized its tremendous potential to become an arts and cultural hub. Our CANVAS team is very excited to advance that destiny and see the eye-opening effects of our installations."
World-renowned artists planning to participate in CANVAS include 2Alas; Bik-Ismo; Cheryl Maeder; David Walker; Eduardo Kobra; Faith47; Jean-Luc Moerman; Jeremy Penn; José Bedia; Kai; Katja Loher; Lonac; Michael Dweck; Registered Artist; ROA; Ron English; Sean Yoro (aka Hula); Zeus. Building-sized murals will be applied to the sides of condominium towers, a hotel, a city-owned garage, and the elegant Royal Park Bridge that leads to Palm Beach. In total, the CANVAS artwork will transform more than 20 locations within downtown district.
CANVAS is the creative vision of gallerist Nicole Henry, and supported by the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Instagrafite, Nicole Henry Fine Art, Palm Harbor Marina and Wyn317. All murals are free and visible to the public around the downtown West Palm Beach area. A menu of ticketed events and VIP lounge experiences run over the course of the two-week period.
For more information on CANVAS, visit canvaswpb.org.
SOURCE West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority