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 endeavor will kick off April 22-25 with the installation of a landmark mural on the flyover bridge and 15 murals on Mayport Road, along with a wellness- centric digital art festival at One Ocean Resort. 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. There’s more information at www.coab.us/murals.
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