About The Big Art Show
The concept of the Big Art Show was conceived by the Outdoor Arts Foundation as a means to provide artists with an opportunity to exhibit large-scale works of art in high-traffic public areas.
The general public certainly has the expectation that they can view these types of works in museum and gallery environments; however, the purpose of The Big Art Show is to display beautiful works of art in areas where people would not expect to see them.
With this being said, the Outdoor Arts Foundation has found two venues that have generously agreed to host Big Art Shows.
The first Big Art Show debuted in August of 2005 at Airside "A" at Tampa International Airport. 10 large-scale paintings were created by artists following the theme of "Fantastic Florida." This first show will be replaced by a second in March of 2006 with 10 new artists creating paintings inspired by "The Wonders of Flight."
The Big Art Show will also be hosted by Westfield Citrus Park and is set to be installed in March of 2006. Safety Harbor artists Todd Ramquist and Kiaralinda will create over 75 sculptural pieces using their popular whimsical wire designs. The pieces will hang from the atrium between the main entrance and the food court. This inaugural show at Westfield Citrus Park will last through October of 2006. A second show at Westfield Citrus Park is currently in development for March - October of 2007.
For information regarding the individual pieces at various Big Art Shows, please click on the links below. Please note that every piece featured in all of the Big Art Shows is available for purchase with proceeds being split between the artist(s) and the Outdoor Arts Foundation. These pieces can be seen on the individual Big Art Show pages as well as the For Sale section of this website.
For more information regarding the Big Art Show, please contact Jay Goulde at (727) 723-8620.
We hope you enjoy these shows as much as we have enjoyed bringing them to you!!!
• Click here to read the Tampa Bay Business Journal article about the Big Art Show.