Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Help The Children's Art Project Complete - Buy A Brick

You can help Wilton Manors Main Street complete the Children's Art Project installation. If you would like to purchase an engraved brick to be installed at the plaza, the link is on our web page,

Wilton Manors Main Street’s Children’s Art Project is to create a mini plaza within the southern tip of Jaycee Park. Three Island Plaza was envisioned to display the past present and future of Wilton Manors in three mosaic tiles sculptures.

The design for the Postcard sculpture is to replicate the original 1925 poster used to sell land in Wilton Manors in a large scale format on a concrete block wall, seven feet long by five and a half feet high. The concrete block will be covered with the tile mosaic.

The Benches are designed to be canvases for mosaics depicting animals, plants and sea life of the area representing our present. The lower riser or leg of the benches will be layered with the tile works.

The “Clasped Hands” is a retaining wall around an oasis of palm trees and native plantings. The front face is the canvas for tile mosaics of natural colored stones. This element of the design is the future, how we work together to build a community.

The final element of the plaza will be a brick pavers floor approx. 410 sq ft. connecting the three sculptures. The center square of the floor will be patterned with the words of our sponsors. Lighting will be added to up light the Postcard and Clasped Hands mosaic.

Won't you please consider helping us complete the Children's Art Project with your generous donation? Contact us at Wilton Manors Main Street and help us beautify OUR city!

4x8 Bricks are $100, and a limited number of 8x8 Bricks can be purchased for only $175.

Bricks will be inscribed with the message of your choice. Messages are limited to three lines, 18 characters each line for the 4x8 Bricks. 8x8 Bricks give you up to 6 lines of 18 characters for your message.

You may also purchase Donor Bricks as gift items which are available that include a felt backing with a stand.

Prices are $50 for a smaller replica of your 4x8 Brick and $75 for a smaller replica of your 8x8 Brick. These may be selected at the same time as your order.

You may order your brick and your donor brick on our web page 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hosting Photographers Strauss and Adams at the Next Island City Art Walk

On Friday December 17, 2011, Wilton Manors Main Street is proud to announce our participation in the next Island City Art Walk by hosting the landscape photography of Roy Adams and Scott Strauss.

Roy and Scott are local photographers who we are fortunate enough to call neighbors here in Wilton Manors.  Their love of landscapes and scenery is evident in their choice of subjects both of the local scene and such places as the Rocky Mountains, Canadian Rockies and the French Alps.

You will have a chance to visit with the Artists, and with us at Wilton Manors Main Street on Friday from 7PM until 10PM and find out more about their art.  For now, you can read more about them in the Press Release, Below.

Roy Adams and Scott Strauss

Roy Adams has enjoyed taking photographs for as long as he can remember. He realized a life-long dream when he graduated from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. He has photographed weddings and parties under his own name, Roy Adams Photography. He loves travel photography as well and enjoys seeing other's reaction to his work. He has won several awards in the juried art show held each year by the Allied Artists of Schuylkill County, Pottsville, PA, including honorable mention in the 2008 show.

Scott Strauss fell in love with photography at an early age. He remembers that his first camera was a Kodak Mickey Mouse film camera which required flash cubes. He used to play with nature photography in college and really developed a love for it once he moved to Florida. Scott loves the vast amount of flowers available in south Florida and enjoys taking macro pictures of them to capture the detail close up. In 2006, he entered the Arts United - United & Proud Exhibit and won “Best In Show” for a group of floral photos, each a different color of the rainbow. Scott also enjoys traveling and taking nature photography all around the world. His favorite places to photograph include the Rocky Mountains, Canadian Rockies, and French Alps.

This year, for the Island City Art Walk season, Roy and Scott are featuring their photography printed on canvas.