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Artists Invited To Create One-Of-A-Kind Alligator Sculptures As Part Of Sawgrass Millsâ€™ â€œGator Glamâ€ Presented By Billie Swamp Safari
Premier art exhibition to be held in honor of Sawgrass Millsâ€™ 20th Anniversary
Sawgrass Mills, one of the worldâ€™s most popular shopping destinations and the largest outlet, value retail and entertainment center in the United States, and Art and Culture Center of Hollywood are inviting artists to participate in â€œGator Glamâ€ presented by Billie Swamp Safari. This juried art exhibition of 7-foot-tall freestanding whimsical alligator sculptures will rebrand the original Sawgrass Mills logo, which incorporated an alligator figure, and will also showcase the artistic talents of a host of contemporary artists in honor of Sawgrass Millsâ€™ 20th anniversary this October.
Editorâ€™s Note: Sketch Attached Of What Artists Will Create (7 Foot-Tall Gator Sculpture)
Artists will submit sketches of their design concept that will transform each fiberglass alligator into a work of art, giving each figure its own unique identity in an array of palettes. A selection committee will choose a minimum of 20 participating artists who will display their creations at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills. The submission deadline for artists is Fri., July 16.
â€œSawgrass Millsâ€™ â€˜Gator Glamâ€™ presented by Billie Swamp Safari is an extraordinary arts project that will bring the dynamic personality of South Florida and the creativity of its many artists to life,â€ said Carol Henderson, director of mall marketing and business development of Sawgrass Mills. â€œWe are proud to foster this artist creativity, while at the same time recognizing the immeasurable impact that Sawgrass Mills has had over the past 20 years.â€
Sawgrass Millsâ€™ â€œGator Glamâ€ presented by Billie Swamp Safari will be on display throughout The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills from Mon., Oct. 4 (the official anniversary date) through Thurs., Oct. 28, 2010. An auction event will take place on Thurs., Oct. 7, 2010 and benefit The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.
â€œWe are excited to present this public art project which will give artists great exposure at the very busy Sawgrass Mills,â€ said Joy Satterlee, executive director of Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. â€œWe applaud Sawgrass Mills for integrating art into its 20th anniversary celebration.â€
To participate in Sawgrass Millsâ€™ â€œGator Glamâ€ presented by Billie Swamp Safari or to receive more event information, visit www.ArtandCultureCenter.org or call The Art and Culture Center at (954) 921-3274.
Sawgrass Mills, one of the worldâ€™s most popular shopping destinations and the largest outlet, value retail and entertainment center in the United States, provides the ultimate shopping experience with more than 350 name-brand outlet and off-price retail stores, plus two major food courts, seven full-service restaurants and innovative entertainment venues such as Wannado City, GameWorks and Regal 23 Cinemas. The Oasis at Sawgrass Mills and The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills enhance the centerâ€™s popularity with outdoor dining and shopping. Millions of visitors annually enjoy stores such as Coach Factory Store, Escada Company Store, GUESS Factory Store, Hugo Boss Factory Store, Lacoste Outlet, Kate Spade New York, Kenneth Cole Company Store, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Stuart Weitzman, Theory Outlet, PUMA Outlet, Gap Outlet, plus anchor stores such as Nordstrom Rack, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Neiman Marcus Last Call.
Sawgrass Mills is located at 12801 West Sunrise Blvd in Sunrise, Fla. at the crossroads of West Sunrise Boulevard and Flamingo Road, just 10 miles west of Fort Lauderdale and approximately 30 minutes from Miami and Palm Beach. It is open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Mon. through Sat. and 11 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sun. Restaurants, movie theaters and bars enjoy later hours. For more information on Sawgrass Mills, please call (954) 846-2350 or visit www.simon.com.
The MillsÂ®, one of Simon Property Group’s five real estate platforms, is comprised of 16 value-oriented retail destinations totaling over 24 million square feet. The Mills offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).
Simon Property Group, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and the largest real estate company in the U.S. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 381 properties comprising 261 million square feet of gross leasable area in North America, Europe and Asia. Simon Property Group is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. The Companyâ€™s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol SPG. For further information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com.
Billie Swamp Safari is a wildlife park of the Seminole Tribe of Florida located on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in the heart of the Florida Everglades. It encompasses 2,200 untamed acres of Florida Everglades and offers airboat rides, swamp buggy eco-tours, animal and reptile shows and more. The staff cares for more than 1,500 native and exotic animals, from alligators, panthers, bison and venomous snakes to African elan, ostrich, nilgai and crocodiles. For more information, call 800-GO-SAFARI or 863-983-6101, or visit www.billieswampsafari.travel.
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that presents contemporary gallery exhibitions, live stage performances, and high-quality education programs for adults and children. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, call (954) 921-3274 or visit www.artandculturecenter.org.
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