Two hundred feet long is a big wall, but big walls don’t daunt art students at Oxbridge Academy who jumped at the chance to create multiple murals on a blank space at Village Commons last month. Oxbridge students began painting the week of May 31st and the murals were completed June 4th, just before the end of the school year.
The wall is bare, longing for graphics and with the help of Oxbridge students the new public art will improve quality of life and make the community more livable and fun.
The vision was that the blank white walls at Village Commons could serve as the next canvass for West Palm Beach’s growing art scene. When sharing the plan with Oxbridge Academy, the project quickly grew from a modest wish for a single mural to an excited effort encompassing twelve separate installations, each developed from inception and their upcoming completion by students. Ranging from tranquil beach scenes, to colorful animal imagery, to classic cars, no two installations will be the same… uniquely reflecting the individual style of each student. Oxbridge Academy was founded in 2011 with a mission is to inspire wisdom through learning in an environment that fosters inquiry, collaboration, innovation, and personal discovery. At Oxbridge, students fall in love with learning through engagement in academic and community-based projects that speak to their talents and interests, and spark their curiosity and passion.
Oxbridge Academy Students and their murals
Village Commons, located at 701-971 Village Boulevard in West Palm beach, is a 169,118 square-foot, Class A shopping center, anchored by a newly constructed Publix grocery, the complex contains a mix of retail, restaurant, service, medical and banking tenants. In addition to Publix, other key national tenants at Village Commons include Panera Bread, Cold Stone Creamery, Massage Envy, Weight Watchers and Duffy’s Sports Grill. The recently renovated Village Commons is located at the intersection of Village Boulevard and Brandywine Road in the master-planned community of Village of Palm Beach Lakes in West Palm Beach. The Atlanta-based real estate investment firm, Jamestown, LLC have invested $6.5+ million to take the well-established shopping center to the next level. For more information about events during each month, visit the Village Commons website at http://www.villagecommonswpb.com/
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