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Tampa's artLOUD On Nov. 11th, 20 New Sculptures

CREW Tampa Bay will hold its annual artLOUD sculpture event on Friday, Nov. 11, in Tampa. The event allows local artists the opportunity to share their talent with the community, while helping enhance the downtown area. The sculptures will be placed throughout downtown over the next few weeks and will remain there for the next year.

“We’re installing a total of 20 sculptures this year,” says Abbey Dohring, VP of brokerage for the Dohring Group as well as the founder and co-chair of the artLOUD committee. “We will also be keeping a few sculptures from last year.”

According to Dohring, 95 percent of the sculptures have been created by local artists.

The Nov. 11 artLOUD activities include a gala and silent auction. Also, there will be gourmet tastings, cocktails, live music and an unveiling of the grand prize sculpture.

“Brendan McLaughlin of ABC Action News will be our emcee, the chief of staff for the mayor, as well as other city officials will be in attendance,” says Dohring. “All of the funds that we raise this year will go to Curtis Hixon waterfront park, specifically earmarking this year’s funds for Rock the Park.”

Dohring hopes that the sculptures will bring more people downtown.

“We are a very walkable city that welcomes more than just business,” Dohring says. “Arts and culture create the atmosphere.”

artLOUD will take place on Nov. 11 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. Tickets are $65 each and pre-registration is required. Register online at the artLOUD website.

Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Abbey Dohring, CREW Tampa Bay
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