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A CLIMATE & ART WEEKEND
An annual event that expresses science through art to better connect people to imperative environmental challenges of this century, such as climate change and rising tides affecting our community in Delray Beach.
Going virtual Oct 1-4, 2020!
Click here to register now

RISE: Climate & Art Weekend  October 1st – 4th, 2020

+ going virtual!

ABOUT

During this 4-day event, the City of Delray Beach and several local organizations have partnered so the public can watch artist discussions, see art exhibits, and hear from regional experts and City staff about climate change impacts and resilience efforts that effect our community — all of can be viewed online!

VIEW OUR OUTDOOR ART EXHIBIT

Sponsored by the Delray Beach CRA, Delray Beach Office of Sustainability

Ten art installations will be viewable outdoors from September 25th to October 31st. Find out more by clicking here now!

 Thursday, October 1st

KICK OFF EVENT

with the City of Delray Beach and Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

Connect with the City of Delray Beach and hear about ongoing projects to increase resilience and sustainability in our community. 

Registration required to attend the Zoom event – click here to register. This event will also be viewable LIVE on Facebook on Oct 1st at 6pm.

 Friday, October 2nd

10AM

Little Ones Love Our Planet Story Time (Live Virtual Program)

Join Ms. Tea and all our library friends as we share stories, songs, movement and music to celebrate our amazing Planet Earth and to cultivate curiosity, creativity, helpfulness, problem solving and imagination. Little ones will learn how important it is to care for Planet Earth and how much friends can accomplish when they work together! Free. Age: 0-5 yrs.

Registration required: visit delraylibrary.org

12PM

Cool Topic on a Hot Issue: Navigating Sea Level Rise (Panelist Discussion)

Join the City of Delray Beach and the League’s Environmental Issues Group at ”RISE: A Climate & Art Weekend” for a panel discussion to learn how the effects of Climate Change impact your community (and your pocketbook!) and what your local officials are doing about it.

Registration required to attend the Zoom event – click here to register. This event will also be viewable LIVE on Facebook on Oct 2nd at 12pm.

2PM

Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century

Attend this speaker presentation with Leslie Poole, an assistant professor of environmental studies at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. A fourth-generation Floridian, Poole’s research explores the roles of women in the state’s modern conservation and environmental movements. 

Registration required: visit delraylibrary.org

4PM

Climate Change Vulnerability in Southeast Florida (Panelist discussion) 

Communities across Florida are adversely affected by the impacts of Climate Change. Erin Deady, P.A. and Elizabeth Perez with Collective Water Resources are conducting a study with the City of Delray Beach to assess areas of vulnerability in our city and what threats we will be facing. We will also hear from other panelists about how different regions of Florida are preparing for climate change and sea level rise.

Stay tuned for more details soon!

6PM

First Friday Art Walk (virtual or in-person) by the Downtown Development Authority

Experience the galleries, studio, and art found in the award-winning Downtown Delray Beach from the comfort of your home! Some galleries will also be open, go to the website below to see details and watch live from 6 to 9pm!

downtowndelraybeach.com/ArtWalk

Saturday, October 3rd

9AM – 12PM

Marvelous Marine Life

Deborah LaFogg Docherty, recent Artist Magazine and Pastel Journal award-winning artist, will show you how to make your underwater paintings light up in this virtual workshop! Looking at LaFogg Docherty’s work, many people think that her paintings are photographs. She takes this as a compliment since she is a photorealistic painter. This virtual workshop will focus on techniques creating realistic textures to give your marine life paintings a vivid natural look. Learn to paint under the guidance of a pastel professional your favorite sea creature as we raise awareness for the ever-changing effects on our marvelous marine life. Artists of all levels can attend this virtual workshop!

$90 fee. Enroll by clicking here

11AM

Diving in with Sandoway

Join our Director of Education and Marine Biologist as we take a virtual tour of The Sandoway Discovery Center and feed our sharks and ocean animals. Learn about corals sharks and the need to preserve our ocean ecosystems.

This event will be viewable LIVE on Facebook on Oct 3 at 11am.

12PM

Virtual discussion with Darice Machel McGuire

Darice Machel McGuire is a fine artist living on the beautiful Island of Maui. Her art works include creatures of the land and sea, Hawaii and California landscapes, and still life, in either oil or acrylic mediums. “My art journey has been amazing so far. Yet there is so much more to learn and so much more to do. Even with the many twists and turns. I love living the creative life and being surrounded by the beauty of the island. It’s so inspirational. Everyday I’m greeted with incredible views. I love studying the clouds and the shadows that play along the valley and mountains or watching the waves as they come in to caress the sandy beaches. The colors of flowers, the sky, the ocean, it all inspires me.”

This event will be viewable LIVE on Facebook on Oct 3 at 12pm.

1PM

Climate Kids Let’s Celebrate Our Planet (Live Virtual Program) 

A fun hour of games, activities, craft projects, trivia questions and information for all young Earth Warriors. Explore the NASA website Climate Kids, learn what you can do in your own community to help keep our planet clean and healthy, connect with other environmentally dedicated kids, laugh and have fun as we celebrate our planet. Free. Age: 7-12 yrs.

Registration required: visit delraylibrary.org

2PM

Artist talk with Lauren Shapiro

Lauren Shapiro is a visual artist living and working in Miami, Florida, United States. She earned an M.F.A. from the University of Miami and utilizes a multi-step casting process in clay resulting in modular sculptures and installations which reference systems and visual orders found in nature. Her work draws inspiration from environmental research and data, ceramics and social practice.

This event will be viewable LIVE on Facebook on Oct 3 at 2pm.

4PM

Diving in with Sandoway

Join our Director of Education and Marine Biologist as we take a virtual tour of The Sandoway Discovery Center and feed our sharks and ocean animals. Learn about corals sharks and the need to preserve our ocean ecosystems.

This event will be viewable LIVE on Facebook on Oct 3 at 4pm.

5PM

Artist talk with Lisa Reindorf and Cheryl Maeder

More details coming soon!

Sunday, October 4th

3PM

Planning the Future: Activism, Art & Urban Forestry 

Marjorie Waldo, our CEO, teams up with Matt Shipley, co-founder of Community Greening, a local, non-profit organization aimed at reviving urban green spaces, and Paul Arsenault, a South Florida artist and activist, to discuss how art, urban forestry and activism promote better, healthier communities.

This event is free. Registration is required to attend live, click here to register now

5PM

Arts & Drums for Climate Existence

More details coming soon!

This event will be viewable LIVE on Facebook on Oct 4 at 5pm

RISE: Climate & Art Weekend is brought to you by:

contact us

Molly Daly, Assistant Sustainability Planner

DalyM@mydelraybeach.com

561.243.7000 ext.7342

Kent Edwards, Sustainability Officer

EdwardsJ@mydelraybeach.com

561.243.7000 ext.7349