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Aesop's Tables Summer Art Installation

West Palm Beach will once again offer residents and visitors the opportunity to “Have a SIP,” aka Summer in Paradise, this June, July and August.  The award winning campaign will run June 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017 and include all City produced and sponsored events through August 2017. 

This summer, West Palm Beach celebrates and bonds our commUNITY. As part of our West Palm Beach “City of Kindness” pledge, residents and visitors are encouraged to disconnect from their cell phones, reconnect with friends and neighbors and make new BFF’s in beautiful West Palm Beach.

AESOP’S TABLES presented by the Art in Public Places Program
June 1- August 31st West Palm Beach Waterfront 

This summer we are going to bring the community together with picnic tables which will become works of interactive art encouraging discussion. Nineteen, amazing local artists have been selected to hand paint picnic tables illustrating a timeless fable.  A complete list of artists and their fables can be found at the bottom of this page. Following a pre-summer painting party, the picnic tables will be placed on the WPB Waterfront for residents and visitors to admire their beauty and encourage friends and soon-to-be friends to get together, share stories and maybe even ‘break bread’ with each other. Just as Aesop’s fables have reached across centuries, continents and cultures, Aesop’s Tables will bring together a diverse community for light hearted fun on the beautiful West Palm Beach Waterfront.

The setting for this summer long al fresco adventure will include nightly music; pop up performances, storytelling, games and activities. Downtown restaurants and merchants will be offering ‘take out’ specials to enjoy around one of the Aesop Tables. Of course, you will want to tour each Aesop Table to enjoy their amazing creativity, meet new friends and old, and submit your online vote for your favorite Aesop Table! 

In conjunction with Mayor Muoio’s pledge declaring the City of West Palm Beach as a “City of Kindness”, these 25 nonprofits have been selected to be paired with the 25 Aesop’s Tables:

American Cancer Society- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer   Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County
Autism Speaks   Resource Depot
Gulfstream Goodwill Industries   Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
United Way of Palm Beach County   Dress for Success Palm Beaches
The Take Heed Theater Company, Inc.   Susan G. Komen South Florida
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County   Seagull Services
Nonprofits First   Life’s Changes Palm Beach County, Inc.
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League   Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Little Smiles   Pathfinder’s Scholarship Fund
Children Seen and Heard   Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches
Urban Youth Impact   Sister Cities of Delray Beach, Inc.
Quantum House   Habitat for Humanity
Children’s Service Council    

 

The nonprofits will promote to their Social Media fans and followers to join in at the Aesops’ Tables throughout the summer and vote for their Aesop Table.  At the summer Clematis by Night SIP finale on Thursday, August 31st, the picnic tables will be auctioned off “live” with proceeds from the sale of each table benefitting the nonprofit partnered with each table.