Island City Art Advisory Committee
Art Gallery 21 is pleased to serve as host to the Island City Art Advisory Committee, established in November 2017 to identify doable public art projects and raise the money to pay for them. Our first art installation was the painted doors at the Woman’s Club in 2017, an homage to the Quilters of Gee’s Bend, designed and painted by George Gadson.
As of June 2019, we have witnessed the work of devoted volunteers who accomplished the installation of inspirational signage in 100 locations around the island city in May 2018. In response to that success, they have formed a new nonprofit, calling themselves WiltonArt.
Installed just in time for the 20th Anniversary Pride Festival, we were able to facilitate a temporary selfie spot at Jaycee Park, across from Wilton Manors City Hall! The City has plans to bring improvements to that piece of real estate, so the signage will be a short-term resident of the park.
Thanks to our partnership with the City, we saw the completion of the mural on the wall of The Grille at the south end of Wilton Drive’s entry into the island city.
We anticipate the installation of utility box wraps with a Nature theme by summer’s end, using images captured by Wilton Manors residents. Follow our Facebook page for additional news and updates!
The Island City Art Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and are held on the second Monday of each month at 7 PM at Art Gallery 21 located at 600 NE 21 Court, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. To join the email notification list, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Gallery 21 has worked in partnership with Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department since its beginning in July 2012. The City’s leadership continues to work in meaningful ways to make the Art & Entertainment District a balanced mix of businesses that includes art and cultural experiences. Other collaborations have included working with The Stonewall Museum Gallery located on Wilton Drive to present the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, “The Way We Worked,” in 2017 and working with Old Dillard Museum to present “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend: The Fabric of Their Lives” in 2018. Both of these projects were done with funding from the Florida Humanities Council and Broward Cultural Division respectively.
Art Gallery 21 has worked in partnership with Savory PR, a local South Florida public relations and digital marketing agency since 2018 and we’re pleased with the results: an increase in attendance! Savory PR is dedicated to giving back to the local South Florida community and has generously provided time, services and other relevant resources to help Art Gallery 21 develop a strong media presence. We thank you!
Our team at Art Gallery 21 appreciates all of its strategic partners and are continuously looking for ways to collaborate with other businesses and organizations to further our mission to promote the arts and make it a part of our everyday lives. Have an idea for an art project or program? E-mail us at email@example.com.