Color the city is a public art initiative bringing color and light to the cities of South Florida. Director and art educator Carrie Bennett creates and manages public art workshops with both kids & adults to beautify the cities, build community, and learn technique.
Go Riverwalk Magazine has featured our student mosaic pole creations on its cover for the January 2016 issue! These colorful mosaic posts are located along the New River on the south end in Smoker Family Park, a beautiful place to walk & rest while boat watching. So excited to see our famous young artists show off their hard work! Students from Color the City art camp in Lighthouse Point, Hola Mundo Beach Camp in Pompano, and Holiday Park summer camp all participated in making these poles come to life 😀
The city of Lighthouse Point has a new piece of public art at Frank McDonough Park. The donor sign honoring the generous residents who helped make the new playground a reality has a wood burn painting on the back at 4×4 feet. One fall project down, many more to come!
The Mosaic Pole Project: to work with youth in the local community to create 12 mosaic poles to be placed long the New River in Ft. Lauderdale, as apart of “Art in Public Places” initiative.
The first 6 mosaic poles are now installed along Riverwalk, Ft. Lauderdale on the south side near Smoker Park! Nearly 100 students participated in designing these recycled pvc pipes using tile, found objects, and grout to color the new river area with public art. Joining with Ft. Lauderdale Parks & Rec, Go Riverwalk Magazine, and local youth camps including Color the City Lighthouse Point, Hola Mundo in Pompano Beach, & Holiday Park youth camp of Ft. Lauderdale, we completed 12 poles total from June to July. Stay tuned for future artwork in public places with more youth art collaboration to beautify our community!
Color the City Art Camp 2015: The Mosaic Park Post Project
June 8-12th, 16 art students took on 4 pvc poles and learned the art of mosaic for this public art endeavor with the city of Ft. Lauderdale. These art poles are 4 of 12 mosaic pipes we are creating for the Riverwalk area to beautify the local parks with color and bedazzlement! It was a lot of mess and hard work, but these kids ages 6-12 worked together in teams to cover poles with tile and glass beads adding cement and grout on the final day. They will be planted in clusters of 3 or 4, and the remaining 8 poles will be created with campers at Pompano Beach’s “Hola Mundo” beach camp Ju e 18 & 22nd, as well as Holiday Park summer campers on July 15th. Stay tuned!
Earth Month Bottle Cap Mural for Whole Foods (ages 8-11) April 2015
Whole Foods Chalk Mural April 18th,2015 for “Share the Buzz” Whole Kids Event
Dan Witt Park Mosaic Benches in Lighthouse Point, summer/fall of 2014 ages 6-14
Chalk Mural for monthly Limelight street event at BaCA Pompano Beach November 2014