2nd Annual Street Art Regatta
Grace Arts Center (“GAC”) announces the 2nd Annual Street Art Regatta (“StAR”) to take place on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and sets sail from Lauderdale Yacht Club located at 1725 SE 12th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Registration for StAR is via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/street-art-regatta-star-tickets-215074442447.
StAR is an interactive installation that transforms the Intracoastal into a floating theater of street and pop art and competitive sailing. The Regatta will be live-streamed https://www.facebook.com/GraceArtsFL.
“Bringing together street art and the marine industries in a visual display of expressive art on the water was the basis for StAR. Street Art thrives because it has a visceral connection to the ‘street’ with origins in historic hip hop and contemporary pop culture in America. A Regatta is a competitive race with a storied Venetian context involving elite events, extreme athleticism, and the grandeur of traditional boating,” says Clare Vickery, Founder and Director of Grace Arts Center.
The Street Art Regatta is an opportunity for young athletes in the smallest racing class of sailboats, the Optimist series, to use tactics that might otherwise be sanctioned during the sailing competition to maneuver or choreograph painted sails of massive human leaping legs to make the sailboats appear to dance along the water.
- Dindy Yokel