Eau Gallie Arts District
Friday to Saturday
November 24-December 02, 2017
On September 21 it was the Eau Gallie Arts District that made a much-anticipated AGP announcement. At this time, they announced that in the very near future muralists will converge at the Eau Gallie Arts District in Melbourne, Florida to decorate its walls and during a planned 10-day festival sponsored by the non-profit art initiative, the Anti-Gravity Project.
There was much festivity on the announcement date, especially in the moments leading up to it. The district, known as EGAD, is an area of creative companies that puts the highest priority on the imaginative spirit and innovation. This community values aspects that drive creativity ever higher. This is one of the main goals of the upcoming AGP event. They want a wide array of diversity to be displayed in the work. The intent of this Anti-Gravity Project is to visibly mark the district as the center of creativity and innovation on the Space Coast.
The businesses in the area will be participating in the Anti-Gravity Project, giving way to many canvases in the Eau Gallie Arts District. This will reflect the creativity and innovation of those businesses. The Anti-Gravity Project, which is scheduled to run from November 24 to December 3, will involve more than just mural creating. There will also be live art demonstrations, live music, gallery exhibitions, illustration battles, interactive games and pop-up shops. One of the ten days will feature a block party at Intracoastal Brewing Co. Although AGP is primarily designed to mark the area as the epicenter of creativity, it will also serve to unify the national and international muralist community.
EGAD first began its creative look renaissance when it established the Outdoor Museum Program with a host of public murals. In the years since other public murals have been added. Probably the most famous of these murals is the shark mural “Nature’s Ghost” by artist Shark Toof. This mural came in 2015 and is featured on Dr. Joe’s Intracoastal Lounge Building. The addition of “Nature Ghost” at this time was as part of a project called Paint the Town II. The coming concentrated effort is expected to draw both national and international attention.
The ten-day Anti-Gravity Project is expected to produce about eleven murals, with what are known as “international rock star mural artists” expected to do about a third of those. Visit the website at www.anti-gravityproject.com for more information or if you would like to donate to the effort. You can also contact EGAD directly:
HQ@eaugallieartsdistrict.com. Another third is expected to be the most promising artists from the Melbourne area. It has not been quite decided who will do the remaining third. There is an idea that it might be community art projects. In the end and whatever the case, the event will end up making the district an object of pride for both Melbourne and Brevard County.
There is no admission fee to this event at 587 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. , # 103, Melbourne, FL, 32935. Throughout all of the ten days events of note will be taking place. EGAD is fully committed to bringing the community art of the world to form an ever brighter future for the sake of art. The Anti-Gravity Project will prove to be a huge stepping stone for EGAD. The official title of the AGP is the Eau Gallie Boulevard Gravity Project.