Mayport Road Corridor Murals

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For several years, private investors and the City of Atlantic Beach have been targeting the Mayport Road corridor for revitalization and investment. And now, many of the pieces are coming together.

One of those crucial pieces is public art. And, boy, is it about to explode.

Already, the City and local businesses and landowners have collaborated on several Mayport Road mural projects. Now, in the coming weeks and months, the Jacksonville firm ArtRepublic is putting together a plan with local, regional and international artists to brighten and enlighten the corridor, highlighting the community’s culture, history and opportunities. 

In a canvas as beautiful as Atlantic Beach, we have a unique opportunity through our partnership with ArtRepublic to bring awareness to our history, community, healthy ways of life, and future by turning our walls over to talented artists -- locally and from across the globe -- to help us transform Mayport Road into an art corridor for the Beaches.

This initiative kicks off later this month with a reception and digital art exhibit at One Ocean Resort, and ultimately will include the installation of about 15 murals on Mayport Road, including the installation of a landmark mural on the flyover bridge. ArtRepublic has been a catalyst for the recent installation of more than 50 murals in Jacksonville. Stay tuned and in touch – and by all means, get involved.  For information, email info@coab.us or call (904) 247-5804.

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ArtRepublic Presents enLiGHTen Art Festival in Atlantic Beach this April

--15 New Murals, Multiple Art Installations and a Wellness Speaker Series Will Be Part of the Spring Event--

After five successful years bringing world-class art to Downtown Jacksonville, ArtRepublic is excited to announce a creative new partnership with the City of Atlantic Beach with the new AR x AB enLIGHTen Art Festival. During April 22-25, international, regional and local artists will descend upon Atlantic Beach to highlight the rich history of the community and become catalyzers for Mayport Road’s beautification and revitalization efforts through a wellness-centric art festival. 

 “Genuine human interaction and a connected community is needed now more than ever. Artists can open our hearts and minds, inspire us and help create a sense of community,” says Jessica Santiago, CEO of ArtRepublic. “The AR x AB enLIGHTen Art Festival has the ability to create wellbeing by designing spaces through art that are health generating for our community. This event will give people a chance to safely come together, connect and discover one of Jacksonville’s most historic and beautiful neighborhoods."

Some of the biggest highlights of the upcoming AR x AB enLIGHTen Art Festival will be a new landmark mural on the flyover bridge from Atlantic Boulevard to Mayport Road, a digital art installation projected over One Ocean Resort and Spa, guided tours of the new murals on Mayport Road, an Earth Day beach cleanup and a wellness-centered speaker series at One Ocean Resort and Spa. The entire community is invited to attend the events during the festival weekend and explore the Atlantic Beach community. 

"Sun, sand, culture, and art! The enLIGHTen Art Festival will be a great and inspiring opportunity to highlight our local businesses, local artists and safely enjoy our coastal community that we love so much," said Atlantic Beach Mayor Ellen Glasser.

The ArtRepublic by Atlantic Beach enLIGHTen Art Festival’s sponsors include the City of Atlantic Beach and Haskell. Haskell has been the presenting sponsor of ArtRepublic since its inception and its continued support is a vote of confidence in the success of the new beach festival. 

“This is such an electrifying time for our team as we transition from Downtown, and the success of our previous years, to the beaches,” said Miss Santiago. “The City of Atlantic Beach and its Mayor know first-hand the importance of art as an agent for change and community pride, and we are looking forward to this creative partnership during a weekend of creative activities, community events, wellness and art in Atlantic Beach.” 

ArtRepublic is actively looking for local artists to participate in the event. Those interested can email ArtRepublic at info@artrepublicglobal.com for more details. Anyone interested in sponsoring an artist or mural can also contact ArtRepublic online. The City of Atlantic Beach has made a commitment to match any private mural sponsorships.

As the headquarter hotel for the festival, One Ocean Resort and Spa is offering a special rate for a staycation or spring beach getaway during the event. The rate can be booked online.

The complete lineup of artists, events and the location of be murals will be revealed on our social media platforms in the next few weeks. Follow ArtRepublic on Instagram at @artrepublicglobal for all the updates.  

ABOUT ARTREPUBLIC GLOBAL

ArtRepublic Global is passionate collective of artists and industry experts with many years of first-hand experience producing ambitious art projects and events. We know the resources and expertise that artists need to realize the projects they envision and the powerful effect their work can have on the public. The ArtRepublic team has produced innovative art projects throughout the Southeast, including more than 52 murals across Downtown Jacksonville, Digital Installations and Exhibitions, Data Sculptures, Immersive Experiences & Brand Amplification Events. For more information go to www.artrepublicglobal.com.


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