Searching for Giants

Starting September 6, giants will be coming to parks and libraries throughout Broward County’s nine commission districts. They’re part of “Searching for Giants,” the first-ever countywide display of monumental inflatable art. Nine, two-day outdoor exhibitions will be open to residents and visitors through Oct. 26. Then, the giants will make a reappearance in late November on Fort Lauderdale Beach at the annual Riptide Music Festival.

“Searching for Giants,” a project by Broward Cultural Division, in partnership with Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Entercom, is an exciting lead-up to Riptide, the County’s signature event. People who find and post a photo of the inflatables on Instagram – tagged @BrowardArts with the hashtag #ArtAcrossBroward ­– will be entered into a contest to win two Riptide “Meet the Band” passes at each of the nine locations.

“Searching for Giants” is the brainchild of Meredith Clements, the marketing director of Broward Cultural Division, who describes the displays as having wide-ranging appeal that will capture the public’s imagination.

“This is a great example of how the county is able to provide accessible arts programming that is thoughtful and creative – programming that encourages people in our communities to interact with each other as well as interact with the art.”

As people go looking for the giants, the county’s leadership also hopes they will discover gems within their own neighborhood.

Read the rest in Art Hive magazine.

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