The artists of ACCE were really excited to create an outdoor gallery in downtown Biloxi. It was a pop up gallery that was up for two weeks- it was very well received, and we had many visitors, and got a lot of coverage in the local media. The video attached has some highlights from the installation process. We had a lot of fun working as a team to bring some life to the area.
Below is the press release I wrote to announce the gallery, and some photos after installation.
Biloxi, MS Oct 3 — Rethink. Revamp. Rekindle. The artists of Art Can Change Everything, a local art collective on the Gulf Coast, want to change the way you see your city. Beginning Saturday, October 4, twenty ambitious artists will bring an outdoor gallery to downtown Biloxi. Howard Avenue will be transformed- empty buildings filled with color, windows covered with contemporary works of art, all sharing the theme “Re.”
The project is the brain-child of local artist and designer Angie Molyneaux, who first entertained the idea in 2011. With the help of Biloxi Mainstreet and local business and property owners, the dream has finally come to fruition. Molyneaux says, “The goal here is get people actively involved in their community, and promote the arts. We hope to have both locals and tourists visit downtown Biloxi, as well as citizens who may not be aware of the renaissance that is taking place in the unique Vieux Marche area of Biloxi.”
The large scale outdoor art installation will remain up through the Cruising the Coast festivities, and will come to a close in conjunction with the Dio de Los Muertos themed party and second-line parade of Walter Anderson Museum’s annual WAMA JAMA fundrasier. Selected works will be either available for sale, or silent auction at the event.