The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County has teamed up with Downtown Boca and the city of Boca Raton to offer the community the chance to see art through a different lens.
The Cultural Council’s “Shades of Culture” exhibit, featuring a pair of sunglasses measuring 8 feet by 20 feet, will be on display in Sanborn Square, 72 N. Federal Highway, until Tuesday, June 8. Inspired by the green palms and blue ocean, the council’s signature aqua sunglasses have made a dozen or so appearances at locations throughout Palm Beach County.
Individuals who take photos with the exhibit are encouraged to share them on social media using #palmbeachculture.
“We’ve gotten a lot of excitement gathered around it,” said Ruby Childers, the city’s downtown manager. “It seems to be very popular. It is a concept from the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, and they were the ones that approached our commissioners regarding this exhibit. It was to encourage visitors and residents to restart with the arts as a means to support the recovery of art and culture.
“Obviously, Palm Beach County and the city [of Boca Raton] support culture,” she said. “The city of Boca Raton and our elective officials certainly have a firm grip on supporting arts and culture.”
Along with advocating for cultural funding, the council has administered public and private grant programs, enhanced local arts programs and promoted cultural tourism.
Visitors attending “Shades of Culture” are asked to enjoy the exhibit responsibly, while maintaining social distancing and practicing COVID-19 safety measures.