World’s Largest Display of LEGO Art Headed for Downtown Tampa

Experience the Art of the Brick

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The Vinik Family Foundation does it again. Last summer, the foundation brought ‘the beach‘ to Amalie Arena. This 15,000 SF immersive environment featured an ocean of 1.2 million recyclable and antimicrobial white balls.

Introducing The Art of the Brick 

This summer, children and adults will have their imaginations touched by the world’s largest LEGO art display. Titled The Art of the Brickthis is the first art exhibition to focus exclusively on the use of LEGO bricks as an art medium.

Award-winning artist Nathan Sawaya has multiple exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks with several new sculptures created specifically for each exhibition. “These works are very personal to me, since they reflect my growth as an artist as I strove to discover my creative identity,” said Sawaya.

The museum exhibition is accessible because it engages the child in all of us while simultaneously illuminating sophisticated and complex concepts. Everyone can relate to the medium since it is a toy that many children have at home. But my goal with this exhibition when it first debuted in 2007 was to elevate this simple plaything to a place it has never been before.

Exhibition will be open all summer

The exhibition opens on June 23 at District 3 Arts and Events at 802 East Whiting Street. The Art of the Brick will remain on display through September 4. You can learn more about the display CNN called “one of the top ten must see global exhibitions” by visiting the exhibition’s website and Facebook page.

This isn’t the only major art exhibition the Tampa Bay area has snagged. The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete announced that they will host the Star Wars And The Power Of Costume exhibit beginning November 11.

Written by Andrew Harlan

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