Aventura Mall Launches Mural Program to Showcase Local Artists
AVENTURA, FLA. – May 15, 2018 – Set amidst trendsetting fashion boutiques and upscale restaurants in Aventura Mall’s new expansion wing, an 80-foot-long mural by Miami artist Luis Valle is generating buzz among visitors and Instagrammers. The shopping center’s Arts Aventura Mall program recently transformed a large wall into a canvas to showcase local artists’ vision and works.
Valle, whose murals can be seen on buildings throughout Wynwood, painted Te Ama La Pachamama as an ode to spring and Mother Nature, represented as a “tree woman” with vibrantly colored cherry blossom branches. The intricate piece also features two of Valle’s favorite birds, the quetzal, flying together to represent a couple on their journey.
“The mural displays my reverence for nature and love,” Valle said. “I hope it inspires visitors to return to nature as much as possible.”
The mural program is part of Arts Aventura Mall’s continuing support of the area’s arts community. South Florida-based artists will be regularly commissioned to create new murals in the space.
“These rotating installations will offer visitors opportunities to experience fresh new works by emerging, local artists,” says Jacqueline Fletcher, director of Turnberry for the Arts.
Valle was thrilled to be the first artist selected and hopes his piece offers a new vibe for shoppers.
“Aventura Mall provided me with a great canvas to work on, as well as an amazing venue where thousands of people will view my work each day,” Valle said.
Te Ama La Pachamama is located on the second floor of the expansion wing, outside Topshop Topman, across from Serafina and Tesla.
Arts Aventura Mall is a world-class collection incorporating a range of mediums that include sculptures and installations by renowned international artists. Highlights include the 93-foot-tall Aventura Slide Tower by Carsten Höller, Gorillas in the Mist by The Haas Brothers, Eye Benches by Louise Bourgeois and Moonrise, East by Ugo Rondinone. For more information, visit artsaventuramall.com.
ABOUT AVENTURA MALL: Aventura Mall is defined by Culture, Style and Taste. The shopping center recently debuted its new three-level expansion wing, highlighted by experiential additions to the Arts Aventura Mall program, the much-anticipated return of Zara, the first Topshop Topman in Florida, Treats Food Hall, and an array of dining destinations. Aventura Mall also features a collection of upscale boutiques, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Fendi, Burberry and more, as well as more than 300 shopper favorites such as Apple, Anthropologie, H&M and Urban Outfitters. Aventura Mall is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call (305) 935-1110 or visit online at www.aventuramall.com.