Illuminated Art Box Tour!
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The Illuminated Art Box Gallery at the Historic Sponge Docks Has New Artwork to Enjoy Day and Night!
One of Tarpon Springs’ most popular locations, the historic Sponge Docks, has a new art gallery, but not in the traditional terms. The City of Tarpon Springs has twenty unique solar-powered Illuminated Art Boxes along the Sponge Docks’ Dodecanese Boulevard procured by the City of Tarpon Springs through the Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee (TSPAC). Each box houses two works of original art created by regional artists. In addition to providing inspirational images during the day, the art boxes are illuminated at night providing the viewer with a totally different experience. The art boxes incorporate solar-powered technology that were custom made by Portaboards Enterprises, LLC. The selected artworks are printed by Alan Goniwich of the Tarpon Springs UPS store.
Residents and visitors have enjoyed the unique art gallery over the last two years that is refreshed with new art annually. Following a summer “call to artists”, forty new works of art were selected by the Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee to be installed in the third phase of the outdoor art gallery. The images (of art or photographs) currently displayed are works by the following talented artists: Alexander Boudreau, Amy Fitzgerald, Becca McCoy, Steven Benevides, Beth Ellen Cohen, Betty Stallard, Candy Schultheis, Cindy Kosek, David Sonderman, Denise Cormier Mahoney, Diane V. Radel, Elaine Fanara, Elaine Brown, Elizabeth Indianos, Elizabeth Coachman, Heather Neiman, Leo Salerno, Jana Withers, Jim Scurti, Fritz Johnson, Kathy Detrano, Kyle J. Brown, Lisa Deneka, Ted LoCascio, Maria Bouris, Peggy McCardle, Margaret Modjeski, Patsy Renz, Paul Linder, Roy Lockwood, Sally Riggs Fuller, Shari Gaines, Shawn S. Smith, Sherida Wysocki, Hallidor Sigurdsson, Stephanie Leyden, Stoney Lawrentz, Kristina Gintautiene, and Wendy Davis.
Each of the artists selected received an honorarium from the TSPAC. A downloadable Illuminated Art Box catalog created by TSPAC member Graham Jones is available online that includes the artist contact information, a corresponding art image for reference and an option to purchase the artwork if it is available for sale on the Tarpon Arts’ website: www.TarponArts.org/Public-Art.
The art that appears in each Illuminated Art Box is numbered and cross-referenced in the online, downloadable catalog for easy access and reference. Enjoy your own art treasure hunt at the historic Sponge Docks both day and night!