Broward Cultural Division, in partnership with the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Entercom, will launch “Searching for Giants” on Friday, September 6, 2019 at North Regional/Broward College Library in Coconut Creek.
Nine inflatable art exhibitions will be on display at nine different locations throughout Broward County from September 6 through October 26, 2019.
About Searching For Giants
first of its kind public art project will bring pop-up art to the
County’s 1.9 million residents, with large-scale inflatable sculptures
measuring up to 30 feet high. Spread over two months, the exhibitions
will be open to the public and will encourage audiences of all ages to
socially engage with art and culture.
public is encouraged to visit the inflatable sculptures and post an
image of the art on Instagram tagged @BrowardArts with the hashtag
#ArtAcrossBroward to be entered weekly into a contest to win tickets and
"meet-the-band" passes to the Riptide Music Festival.
inflatable sculptures displayed in “Searching for Giants” were created
by Giants in the City, an internationally recognized collective
dedicated to bringing the vision and talent of a multidisciplinary group
of contemporary artists out of the galleries and museums to public
places around the world. The presentation of the artwork celebrates
Broward County’s unique heritage and diverse cultures, as well as its
more than 40-year history of promoting public art.
“Searching for Giants” is being presented as a lead up to Broward County’s Signature Event, the renowned Riptide Music Festival, on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The festival, which takes place November 23 and 24, 2019, is produced by Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the United States. The event will be expanded in 2019 to include additional new “flavors” such as fashion, art, and food.
Locations and dates for each “Searching for Giants” exhibition, as well as full contest rules, can be found at ArtsCalendar.com/Giants. The ArtsCalendar.com website is the largest source for arts and culture events in South Florida.
Note re weather: Due to hurricane season in Florida, it is possible that the sculptures may have to be temporarily deflated due to high winds. If you arrive and a sculpture is deflated, we encourage you to wait 15 minutes or come back a little later. When the winds calm down, the sculpture will be reflated. You may still post your tagged photo for entry into the contest.
Final Art Location:
Delevoe Park >
2520 NW 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
October 25: 8am- 9pm
October 26: 10am- 6pm
To learn more about Riptide Music Festival, listen to Entercom South Florida’s radio stations:
101.5 LITE FM (WLYF-FM),
102.7 The Beach (WMXJ-FM),
104.3 The Shark (WSFS-FM),
560 The Joe WQAM (WQAM-AM),
AM 790 The Ticket (WAXY-FM),
KISS Country 99.9 (WKIS-FM) and
Power 96 (WPOW-FM) and check out Entercom’s RADIO.com app, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States with over 300 stations and more than 10,000 podcasts.
Media & Press Coverage
- Broadway World
- Go Riverwalk (pdf only) - September
- Sun Sentinel - by Phillip Valys, Sun-Sentinel Arts and Entertainment Correspondent.
- FTL On the Cheap
- Art Hive magazine
- Sun Sentinel photo gallery from kickoff
- WLRN article with radio clip within.
- Op-Ed in the Sun Sentinel that mentions the project as an example of how arts and culture positively impact and cultivate unity amongst Broward and its many, diverse communities.