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/
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/