Arts & Culture

Staff Pick

Best New Public Art 

WestArt District

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Photo by Rob Bartlett

WestArt District

1011 W. Central Blvd., westartdistrict.com

Layered with paint ranging from graffiti tags to huge, intensely colored murals, West Central Boulevard's collection of warehouses a block from Orlando City Stadium is where you'll find the WestArt District – just look for local artist Lemus' iconic portrait of Damian Marley. Hosting tailgate parties, a kids' sports camp, a garden and painting lessons, the space is already integral to its Parramore community, and it's still evolving thanks to promoter Harrison Rai. Miami's warehouse district, Wynwood, became that town's art zone a few years ago, and we think the WestArt District might be the seed of a similar hotspot here. (See our cover story on the WestArt District here.)

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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