WPB CRA NAMED KNIGHTS ARTS CHALLENGE MIAMI FINALIST
The agency was selected for their proposed art project in the City’s Historic Northwest District with world-renowned artist Lily Yeh.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (AUGUST 18, 2017)-- The City of West Palm Beach CRA was recently named a finalist in the 2017 Knight Arts Challenge Miami by the Knight Foundation. The agency was selected for their proposed art project in the City’s Historic Northwest District with world-renowned artist Lily Yeh. The CRA plans to create a cultural hub in the community by having residents and community artists work with Yeh to create a block-long sculptural park across from the Sunset Lounge. Yeh visited West Palm Beach on Aug. 12 for a Design Your Park workshop with the CRA, community members, local artists and architects to discuss ideas for the park. The park is part of the CRA’s Historic Northwest Rising redevelopment project that will ultimately create an African-American cultural tourism destination around the Sunset Lounge paying homage to the rich jazz and black history of the area. For more information, visit: https://www.knightfoundation.org/press/releases/knight-foundation-names-107-finalists-in-2017-knight-arts-challenge-miami