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. Twenty five, amazing local artists will be selected to hand paint picnic tables illustrating a timeless fable. 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 onsite vote for your favorite Aesop Table!
Twenty local nonprofits will be awarded the opportunity to each pair up with an Aesop’s Table. The nonprofits will promote to their Social Media fans and followers to join in at the Aesop’s’ 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. There is no cost to participate and benefit as a nonprofit Aesop’s Table partner.
Interested 501c)(3) organizations should fill out the Aesop’s Table non profit application by clicking here: Non Profit Application. As part of the application process, you must provide an electronic copy of your 501c)(3) paperwork. Application deadline is Monday, May 15, 2017. All selected non profits will be notified no later than May 22, 2017.