Downtown Parking Garage Artist Selection

Murals planned for the Palm Ave Parking Garage, corner of Palm Ave. and Main St. 6 stories, 743 parking space, 12,000 sq. ft. retail and restaurant space on the ground level.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1 p.m
Parking Garage City Hall Meeting

Topic: Murals planned for the Palm Ave Parking Garage, corner of Palm Ave. and Main St. 6 stories, 743 parking space, 12,000 sq. ft. retail and restaurant space on the ground level.

What: A special meeting will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. to discuss the downtown parking garage murals. The city’s zoning code requires that developers for every new downtown project must set aside half of a percent of the construction cost toward artwork, which means $54,000 was set aside from the garage cost for future artwork purposes.

Initial Proposal: Sarasota-based Jonathan Parks Architects, and Chalk Festival organizer Denise Kowal are seeking $25,000 to solicit the work of five artists to paint art themed murals on five of the garage’s six floors.  The total cost of the mural project is $25,000, with $5,000 being allocated to each of five artists.  Project deadline is Nov. 1.

Proposed Artists for the Palm Ave. parking garage murals:

Marco and Monica Bell, Sarasota, FL-http://www.bellaarte.biz/about_us.html

Chor Boggie, San Francisco, CA-http://www.chorboogie.com

Skip Dydra, Sarasota, FL-http://www.emurals.com/galleries.html

Eduardo Kobra, Sao Paulo, Brazil-http://eduardokobra.com/

Erni Vales, Miami, FL-http://evlworld.com/evlgallery/evmurals