The Westshore Alliance created a committee to develop public art projects in Westshore. In just a few short years, we've created a splash through a series of public art exhibits including:
A signal box painting program that transformed traffic signal boxes into works of art. The program was done in partnership with area businesses and the City of Tampa.
The Expose Art of Westshore banner program, brings an outdoor gallery featuring the works of local artists to the streets of Westshore each spring. Over the last two years, the works of more than 40 local artists were featured in colorful banners displayed along Kennedy and Boy Scout Boulevards, on George Bean Parkway at Tampa International Airport and at WestShore Plaza.
Reflections of Tampa Bay, featured the works of nearly 100 student artists from throughout the Westshore district. The artwork, displayed at Tampa International Airport from January to June 2007, highlighted the Tampa community with a focus on our diversity, culture and history through the eyes of student artists.
Kinetic Ring Sculpture: The dream of our public art committee became a reality in 2012 when the first major public art piece was installed in Westshore. Mayor Bob Buckhorn, former Alliance Executive Director Ron Rotella and neighborhood representatives dedicated the "Kinetic Ring" at the highly traveled intersection of Kennedy Blvd. and Memorial Hwy. across from WestShore Plaza. Designed by local artist Catherine Woods, the steel and glass sculpture includes glass panels which are painted and etched with images taken from the area. The shape of the glass suggests a kinetic appearance. Woods' large-scale sculptures can also be seen in St. Petersburg, FL, Reno, NV and Kansas City, KS. Read more.
For more details on our beautification efforts, contact Ann Kulig or call 813-289-5488.