Changing the Climate on Climate Change Through Art

Delray Beach has always been the artsy city with a small-town vibe filled with people who simply care. That is why it’s the perfect host for Rise: Climate and Art Weekend, an event that aims to bring awareness about climate change through the arts. Coinciding with the yearly occurrence of the King Tides—the highest tide of the year—this weekend of climate education outreach, put on by the City of Delray Beach, will take place Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5, with a goal to raise awareness about the impact of climate change and the need to proactively adapt. The event is slated to be the most ambitious and inclusive public outreach project to date, and will engage a broad segment of the community on the climate issue by presenting its challenges and opportunities through various mediums of art.

The event features art in all different mediums, but all pulling inspiration from the issue of climate change. Photography, improv, music, skits, sculptures, painting, and even adult beverages are just some of the outlets that will be showcased. These events will be scattered throughout downtown Delray in landmarks such as Sandoway House, the Cornell Museum, Arts Warehouse, Arts Garage, and Delray Beach Public Library. You’re also invited to indulge in a Climate-themed Happy Hour Cocktail at Dada, Honey, Death or Glory, Banyan, and more, where you can enjoy special happy hour pricing on specialty climate-themed drinks. Leave this weekend with a newfound (or renewed) appreciation for our planet. You can view the full event calendar at www.delraybeachfl.gov/Rise.

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