Building Art Program
Photo credit: Max Marbut
BAP Sign Design: David Storey, Graphics Garage
New Marketing Initiative - Downtown Property and Artists
Seaman Realty and Management Company's Building Art Program (BAP) is a great equalizer for artists, property owners, and real estate agents by showing that the property owner supports the artist community in giving artists free gallery space in buildings we are marketing for sale of for lease on the theory that 1. Art deserves to be seen. 2. Most artists are unable to afford gallery space; 3. By filling an otherwise empty building with art during the process of marketing the space for sale or for lease it could make a difference in the final success of selling or leasing the building. The artist vacates upon a deal being signed.
Thanks to Michael Langton, The Space Gallery operated for over two years in Downtown Jacksonville at no charge in 120 East Forsyth Street, a property that Seaman Realty and Management Company represented and finally sold, located immediately adjacent to The Florida Theatre and backing on to The Cowford Chophouse courtyard. Matthew S. Bennett and Laura Bennett, artist partners in The Space Gallery, transformed our beautiful building into something magical! The program has now successfully operated in several buildings downtown. Look for the iconic sign!
Art Exhibit at
120 East Forsyth St.
Seaman Realty in conjunction with property owners are supporting the Downtown Jacksonville Arts by providing free exhibition space for local artists to feature their work.
120 E. Forsyth Street was one of these locations. The artists beautifully transformed this 1903 historic building's raw open space into a stunning gallery with original brick walls as the perfect backdrop to showcase the impressive collection of contemporary artwork.
Rain or shine, downtown Jacksonville holds its monthly First Wednesday Artwalk to promote the city's creative talent of both visual and perfoming artists. For more information on the Jacksonville Artwalk visit www.jacksonvilleartwalk.com
Building Art Program
A new initiative of Seaman Realty and Management Company, reflecting private property owners' support of local artists and an effort to combine that commitment with an attempt to provide free exhibition space for local artists while improving the appearance of the empty interiors of buildings for sale or lease by featuring beautiful artwork.
The first building to step up to the plate is Mike Langton's New York Steam Laundry building, located at 120 E. Forsyth St. next to the beautiful Florida Theater. Artists will take over the building October 1, 2016. Please stay tuned for more!"