May 11 - June 1, 2018
The Riverside Art Museum (RAM), in collaboration with the City of Riverside’s Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department and the Riverside Unified School District (RUSD), hosted a signature community art event that involved hundreds of huge, floating, hand-painted spheres in Lake Evans at Fairmount Park.
Called Art Float – Riverside, the project is patterned after one staged a few years ago by Portraits of Hope in Los Angeles.
The Art Alliance of the Riverside Art Museum, the volunteer fundraising group of RAM, spearheaded the event. The floating artwork featured over 350 hand-painted spheres sponsored by community members for $350 each. Each plastic sphere is six feet in diameter and was brightly painted by schoolchildren at 48 RUSD schools. They floated in Lake Evans for a three-week festival as a huge piece of community art.
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