Art Sails into Station Square Park
Pop-Up Summer Placemaking Installation
Captivating Pop-Up Art Installation Celebrates Art, Sailing, and Environmental Stewardship in Downtown Clearwater’s Station Square Park
The Clearwater Community Sailing Center (CCSC) brings color and fun to Station Square Park in Downtown Clearwater this summer with a pop-up art installation and party!
Join CCSC and the Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for “Sailing Out of Summer” festivities including a DJ, games, raffles, vendors, ice cream, and back-to-school giveaways.
Sailing Out of Summer festivities will take place on Monday, Aug. 7th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Station Square Park, located at 612 Cleveland St., in Downtown Clearwater. This event will be a celebration of the new pop-up art display, funded by the first grant awarded by the CRA placemaking program. The Placemaking and Resident Engagement Grant Program provides support and funding to those who are interested in making a positive change through placemaking that assists in transforming Downtown Clearwater into a destination filled with a variety of active, beautiful, and creative public places.
This installation features sail boats with sails painted by Gibbs Mural Club students from the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. These sails feature vivid artwork of marine life touching on themes of sailing, maritime history in Clearwater, and environmental stewardship. These sails were originally crafted for the highly successful “Winds of Change” fundraiser. The event raises funds to provide sailing scholarships to at-risk local youth, granting them unprecedented access to the breathtaking waterways our region has to offer.
Youth attendees at “Sailing Out of Summer” will have the opportunity to contribute to a unique paint-by-numbers sail mural to leave their mark on this placemaking installation, which will be on display through mid-September.
“This art installation celebrates the majestic beauty of our marine environment and provides invaluable support to those children who do not have the means to participate in sailing,” said CCSC Board President Jeffrey Parke. “We are immensely proud to exhibit their exceptional art at Station Square Park and extend our heartfelt appreciation to the city of Clearwater for granting us this extraordinary opportunity.”
For more information on the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, visit: clearwatercommunitysailing.org.
For more information on the Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency’s placemaking program, visit: downtownclearwater.com/placemaking.