Last year the Vinik Family Foundation brought us The Beach at Amalie Arena, a free immersive art installation featuring a 10,000 square foot, beach with an ‘ocean’ of 1.2 million recyclable white balls. This summer, thanks to the Foundation, guests can experience another free exhibition – The Art of the Brick – the world’s largest LEGO art exhibition.
Opening June 23 at District 3 Arts and Events at 802 East Whiting Street in Tampa, visitors will be able to enjoy The Art of the Brick until September 4.
Named by CNN as one of the world’s “Must See Exhibitions”, the exhibit is the work of award-winning artist Nathan Sawaya, the first artist ever to take the LEGO toy into the art world as a medium.
While entrance is free and no reservations are required, you can learn more about the project by visiting The Art of the Brick’s website.
Across the bay, The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete has announced it will be hosting another hotly-anticipated exhibition, Star Wars And The Power Of Costume, a unique journey into the Star Wars universe through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes, from November 11.
The Dali Museum, meanwhile, will show Dali and Schiaparelli from October 18, showcasing haute couture gowns and accessories, jewelry, paintings, drawings, objects and photos, as well as new designs by Bertrand Guyon for Maison Schiaparelli. This will be the first exhibition dedicated to the creative relationship and works of Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali – friends and collaborators who set Paris and the world ablaze with their groundbreaking visions.
The art scene in Tampa Bay is sizzling. As ever, you can make use of Coast hubs near each location to make traveling to and from events a breeze.