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Jessy Nite | 1901 Harrison Street
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Next Installation of Downtown Hollywood Mural Project Starts October 6

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The third outdoor installation of the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project will get underway Saturday, October 6th,  when acclaimed artist Jessy Nite begins transforming a blank white building façade at 1901 Harrison Street into an eye-catching work of art. She will be painting her mural live during district’s monthly ArtWalk on Saturday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m.

The 18-by-22-foot mural across the corner building’s second story above New Age Cycles will feature groups of kaleidoscoping diamonds in 20 pastel shades that are punctuated by black diagonal stripes. 

Nite expects to spend more than 100 hours on upcoming Saturdays and Sundays from sunrise till dark to bring her vision to life. A multidisciplinary artist and graphic designer, Nite has had solo and group exhibitions in South Florida and other parts of the country, as well as internationally. Her clean, refined style emphasizes graphic elements, a balance of colors and the composition of color.

“I’m very excited about this project. This site with this work, it just feels like the right thing,” Nite said. “I want people to be able to walk by it and experience it, and carry it with them throughout their day.”

The City of Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) launched the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project in August with celebrated cartoon artist David “LEBO” LeBatard’s jazz-inspired mural, Be-Bop Into Outer Space located at 1832 South Young Circle across the street from the ArtsPark at Young Circle. Two weeks later acclaimed local artist Ruben Ubiera was commissioned to create a vividly layered mural using his signature style, a montage of realism mixed with colorful angular shapes, that spans over 70 feet on the front façade of the Downtown Hollywood Ramada located at 1925 Harrison Street.

The mural project adds a visual arts component to Mayor Peter Bober’s Live Music Initiative that kicked off last February with the debut of the ArtsPark Live! year-round free concert series at the ArtsPark at Young Circle amphitheater. City commissioners in May also created a Live Music District Extended Hours License that makes it easier for downtown venues offering live music to obtain an extended-hours liquor license

Nite’s mural will be the third in a series of outdoor works by established local contemporary artists that will adorn at least 10 downtown properties.

The building at 1901 Harrison Street “offers the perfect site for a mural as it is a corner building that boasts a highly visible second floor,” said property manager Ben Schiff. “The design of the mural and reputation of the artist, Jessy Nite, are sure to generate a lot of positive attention and make 1901 Harrison Street a landmark in Downtown Hollywood.”

New Age Cycles owner Reed Wallace said he welcomes the mural and thinks it will bring more traffic to his shop.

“We love art, and Downtown Hollywood is an arts district. We’re happy to help liven and brighten it up,” Wallace said.

Nite is looking forward to spending time painting outside in Downtown Hollywood, where she used to work as a graphic artist.

“I have a lot of love for that Hollywood crowd,” she said. “I’m excited to be part of that scene again.”

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