Asbury Park Boardwalk’s Wooden Walls Towel Project Exhibit Opens Tonight

Wooden Walls Towel Project – A Gallery Reception in Asbury Park

If you walked The Asbury Park Boardwalk’s north end over the past few years you probably noticed that big old building that’s not in use right now (to the public at least). Covering that behemoth is a myriad of brilliant artwork — some works reflecting the nautical nature of Asbury, while others are just breathtaking pieces.

This is known as the Wooden Walls Mural Project.

To celebrate this project the people behind it are doing a special Wooden Walls Towel Project.

The celebration of this project will take place Thursday, August 31, 2017, from 7pm – 9pm at GIFT – the gallery/workspace/gift shop – located in the Fourth Avenue Pavilion at 1100 Ocean Avenue, (between 3rd and 4th Avenue- entrance on Ocean Avenue). During this special exhibition, you will have the chance to pre-order these limited edition towels.

The event is free, open to the public, and all ages are welcome.

The following comes from the press release for the event:

Thirteen Wooden Walls murals are represented, with one artist inspired to create a second towel design based on his mural. The towels are 100% cotton, measure 30” x 60”, and run in a limited first edition of 50 towels per design. A portion of proceeds goes directly to the artists.

Come celebrate muralists Dee Dee, Dylan Egon, Hellbent, Logan Hicks, Bradley Hoffer, Indie184, Joe Iurato, Michele Martello, Porkchop, Pau Quintanajornet, Mike Shine, Thiago Valdi, and James Vance.

With a wink to museum shops, GIFT houses GIFT SHOP which sells and produces original, often limited-edition t-shirts, wood blocks, and clocks with Wooden Wall mural artists. A portion of sales goes to the artists and a portion to Parlor Gallery whose aesthetics, diligence, and perseverance make these murals possible. Gene Mignola and Scott Hamm of Shelter Home/Fun House are thrilled to be collaborating with mural artists and GIFT, creating new icons for Asbury Park.

The GIFT gallery showcases works by Wooden Walls muralists as well as emerging local, national, and international artists, curated by Jill Ricci and Jenn Hampton of Parlor Gallery.

GIFT is a collaborative space made possible by Madison Marquette, The Asbury Park Boardwalk, Shelter Home, Parlor Gallery and the Wooden Walls Project for Sea Change

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