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Art Float-Riverside

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Fairmount Park

2601 Fairmount Boulevard

Lake Evans

Riverside, CA 92501

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The Riverside Art Museum (RAM), in collaboration with the City of Riverside’s Parks & Recreation Department and the Riverside Unified School District (RUSD), will host a signature community art event that will involve 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, is spearheading the event that will take place from May 11 to June 1, 2018. When complete, the floating artwork will feature over 350 hand-painted spheres that will float in Lake Evans for a three-week festival.

Each plastic sphere is six feet in diameter and will be brightly painted by schoolchildren at 48 RUSD schools. After being painted, the spheres will be launched in Lake Evans at Fairmount Park at a Launch Party on Friday, May 11th from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. and will float as a huge piece of community art until June 1, 2018. During the time the spheres will be in the lake, there will be multiple events for the public to enjoy.

“This will be a signature event in Riverside,” says Lucile Arntzen, incoming RAM Board President. “It will allow everyone free access to a unique kind of community art.”

Art Float – Riverside chairwoman, Kathy Allavie, says that one of the unique aspects of the project is the involvement of thousands of schoolchildren throughout the city. Allavie, who also sits on the RUSD Board of Trustees, is excited to bring the art experience into the schools. “Our painting teams will be visiting each school and letting the children participate in the process,” says Allavie. “I know that when they see the spheres floating colorfully in the lake they will be thrilled to have had a hand in its creation.”

Art Float – Riverside is also a fundraiser for the museum. Allavie is hoping to have 350 spheres sponsored by community members for $350 each. After the event, the sponsors can keep the painted spheres or have them donated to a school, library, or community center. The money raised by the project will return to RAM’s mission-driven programs, including their award-winning art education program called Art-to-Go. Art-to-Go delivers art

education directly to each classroom with age-appropriate projects and lessons given by qualified art instructors. RUSD has engaged the museum to deliver around 3,700 art classes in all their elementary schools, K-6th, this coming year.

For more information about Art Float – Riverside or how to sponsor a sphere, call Kathy Allavie at (951) 784-7377 or kallavie@aol.com.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: If you want to become a sponsor too go to our website for more information: www.riversideartmuseum.org/artfloat

Warbler:
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
RUSD
The James Irvine Foundation
Altura Credit Union

Sparrow:
Community Works Design Group
Riverside City Teachers Association
Print My Stuff.com is PIP Printing Riverside/Corona Burgess Moving & Storage

Three-Sphere:
Kathy and John Allavie
James Antoyan - JLA Real Estate Group
Lucile Arntzen
Blue Banner packing
Kathy and Gary Christmas
Betty and Leonard Dixon
Francisca and Eric Johnson
S. Sue Johnson
Assemblymember Jose Medina
Riverside Education Enrichment Foundation (REEF)
Dwight Tate and Kathy Wright
Windemere Tower Properties/Collette Lee

One-Sphere:
Jamie and Raul Aballi
Paula and David Allbeck
Anonymous
Lorraine and Richard Anderson
The Arts Area - Inland Empire Arts Directory
Eileen and Stephen Ashwal
Baccarella Insurance Services, Inc.
Carolyn Badger
Mayor Rusty Bailey
Pam and Mark Balys
Debbie Barles and Scott Zohlman
Jane and Joe Barr
Kathy and Matt Barth
Michael Bates - Merrill Lynch
Drs. Brad Baum and Carla Lidner Baum
Sally and Chuck Beaty
Judy Berg
Kathy and Dave Bocian
Selina and Phillip Bremenstuhl
Suzy and Gary Clem
Irene Conable
Phyllis and Jim Crabtree
Donna and Dr. Tom Davis
Clyde Derrick
Susan and Jim Dieterich
Downtown Area Neighborhood Alliance
Marcia and Tom Evans
Virginia and Charlie Field
Patti and David Funder
Councilmember Mike Gardner, Ward 1
Mary Anne and Paul GillDorothy and Dr. Anthony Ginter
Dr. Ray R. Glendrange, Riverside Eye Specialists
Gless Ranch
Haupt-Wadding Family
Barbara and Dr. Fred Havens
Jacqueline and Andrew Hopper
Jeni, Paul and Ashley
Cathy and Steve Kienle
Sari and Owen Kustner
Dee and Dennis Lausé
Re-elect Brent Lee, RUSD Trustee
Peggy and Arthur Littleworth
Patricia Locke-Dawson and Scott Dawson
Marsha and Ron Loveridge
Peggy Luebs
Councilmember Chris MacArthur, Ward 5
Mary and Sperry MacNaughton
Tami and Steve Maio
Ann and Pat McDonnell
Pauline and Bill McGuigan
Elieen and Jim Milam
Patricia Miller
Cathy and Steve Morford
Shannon Murphy and John Conrad
Betty and Walter Parks
Lori and Tom Raffy
Sue Rainey and John Collins
Emmanuelle and Morey Reynolds
Patricia Reynolds
Todd Ridgway, C21 Lois Lauer
Riverside Personnel Services
Cindy and Richard Roth
Rosie Russell
Melissa and John Russo
Camille Sanders and Tom Powell
Sandy and Bill Schnack
Sandy and Wayne Sheppard
Sue and Rich Simonin
Robin and Paul Sinkhorn
Leslie Slamal/Jill and Tim Peterson
Cookie Smith
Carole Stadelbacher
Janice Stolzy
Terre and Bill Thomas
Athena and David Waite
Carole and Jim Ward
Sandy Webb
Western Rehab/LaVonne Dodge
Susan and Les WhittakerKyley and Steven Ybarra
Kristi and Jacques Yeager

A special THANK YOU to Vista Paint! #communityart #riversideartmuseum #RUSD #Riversideparksandrecreation #riversideartalliance #fairmountpark

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