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Calendar Listing: Pink Lemonade Under the Parasols
Stop by to enjoy some lemonade, engage in a new activity, and receive a formal introduction to "Shade Parade".

WHO:                   City of West Palm Beach
                                Daily tous les jours (Daily tlj)
                                Residents, visitors and all members of the public. Everyone is invited!
 
WHAT:                 Pink Lemonade Under the Parasols: A Community Engagement Activity

 
Stop by to enjoy some lemonade, engage in a new activity, and receive a formal introduction to “Shade Parade,” a unique temporary art installation coming to the City of West Palm Beach.

WHERE:               1200 N. Flagler Drive

WHEN:                 Monday, October 21, 2019 (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

COST:                    Free

CONTACTS:         Wendy Morse, Manager of the Office of Community Engagement (whmorse@wpb.org); Sybille Welter, City of West Palm Beach AiPP Coordinator (scwelter@wpb.org)

ABOUT:                The Office of Community Engagement and the Art in Public Places (AiPP) program invite residents and visitors for Pink Lemonade Under the Parasols: A Community Engagement Activity with Daily tlj the artist collective commissioning Shade Parade, a unique temporary art installation for the City of West Palm Beach.

Based on previous public workshops Daily tous les jours determined that the community desired public art that would create a distinct experience, promote walking, and make connections between people of all ages. Daily tlj describes Shade Parade as “transforming our need for protection from the natural elements into magical collective moments while making the street a place of delight and surprise.”  The art is made up of four large brightly colored sunshades that, when used, glide effortlessly on an I-beam rail installed on the sidewalk in two sections that make up 300 linear feet. The design of the installation promotes users to stroll, perform, cooperate, and connect with one another in meaningful ways.

Shade Parade conceptually stems from the idea that parades shape communal memories that identify with place, and part of the experience of a parade is the procession that occurs with its participants. The artwork is an imaginative installation inviting the passersby to be part of a collective experience in a public space. The project aims to promote physical activity, social well-being, and human connections through the catalyst of public art.

‘Shade Parade” is being relocated from Quadrille Boulevard to 1200 N. Flagler Drive, upon request of the Florida Department of Transportation.

Shade Parade is made possible, in part, by a $125,000 grant to the City’s Art in Public Places (AiPP) program from the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The City’s AiPP program matched the funds.