The Intersections project had its official kickoff celebration at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20 at Selby Five Points Park. The public art project that has been in the works for over a year finally came to fruition with a total of 12 sculptures located throughout downtown Sarasota. The kickoff celebration included music by the Pine View Jazz Combo and food catered by Paul Caragiulo. Many of the artists were in attendance as well and were able to talk about their pieces with those who had come out for the event.
Virginia Hoffman, the Volunteer Public Art Coordinator, spoke about the project and the impact the project will have on downtown Sarasota. “Public art is the wardrobe of your community,” said Hoffman. A brochure featuring photos of the sculptures and a detailed map has been created and can be found at the visitor’s center.
Along with the brochure is the option to participate in a scavenger hunt competition going on through May 1. People who own smart phones can not only compete for prizes but also see all the sculptures and learn more about Sarasota. To learn more about the scavenger hunt go to http://www.sarasotafl.org/promo/scvngr.