“Growing Good” three-part series by Sarah LaPierre
“Palm Betch in Her Natural Environment” by Bane
“Home Away From Home” by Frankie Cihi
“West Palm Waves” by Lisa Kaw
“City Sunset” by Lisa Kaw
Greetings from West Palm Beach by Chalk & Brush
“Mountain Top” by Rico Gatson
Culture Lab is the former Macy’s storefront-turned-new cultural arts center and experiential creative space is part of an ongoing program inspired by West Palm Beach’s urban revival and cultural agenda. The program will offer visitors and locals an art experience that embodies both the sophistication of the revitalization and the eclectic history of the area.
The space on Rosemary Avenue in CityPlace will transform and add new elements of surprise with a growing exhibit on the first floor, a sound installation on the second floor, and an exterior wrap on the façade of the building. The exhibits at Culture Lab are curated in partnership with Culture Corps.
Renowned artist Steed Taylor has been commissioned by Related Companies, the City of West Palm Beach, the City Redevelopment Agency and Art in Public Places, to create a temporary art installation known as a ‘Road Tattoo.’ The painted street mural, affectionately titled Genii Loci, Latin for the protective spirits of a place, is viewed by the artist as the ‘skin’ of the community. The installation stretched along Rosemary Avenue from Okeechobee Boulevard to Eleventh Street, making it the longest continuous road tattoo in the world. The mural features a combination of local native flora, Celtic knots emphasizing the power of community, and music notations as a nod to the historic Sunset Lounge and its unique history. The installation was completed in April 2018 and painted by dozens of local artists, organizations, students and community groups to paint a portion of the project.
Located on Rosemary Avenue from Okeechobee Boulevard to 8th Street, the 3-color, 3-element design includes an exuberant, stylized combination of local native flora such as trumpet vine, swamp mallow, beach sunflower, rain lily, coontie, ferns and ivy, braided lines emphasizing the power of community and music notations for the jazz standard Round Midnight as a nod to the Sunset Lounge and the unique history it represents yet how relevance it still is today.