Exploring Arts In Motion At Water Street In Downtown Tampa
I just stumbled upon one of the coolest events I’ve ever seen called Arts in Motion in downtown Tampa on Water Street.
On Sunday night I was on my way to the Dave Chappelle concert. I found parking on the back side of the Edition Hotel. We walked towards Amalie Arena and started to head down Water Street. I noticed certain segments of it were closed, and I stopped and talked to a police officer to ask what the closures were about. He said is was Arts and Motion and he showed me where to download the QR code to reserve a spot. After the Dave Chappelle comedy show, we went back to Water Street.
What we saw was incredible. It was a huge, underwater-themed laser, steam and smoke show. The exhibit was basically a big arts installment that is part of the Arts in Motion series.
It was created by this Dutch artist named Daan Roosegaarde. The exhibit is called Waterlicht.
I seriously felt like I was walking through a magical underwater land. Like I was all of a sudden part of Aerial the Mermaid’s world, under the sea.
The exhibit is described as “captivating light display mimicking the beauty of water.” Total zen feeling. And there was music to go with it from the Florida Orchestra.
We just walked through the exhibit. But plenty of visitors also dined in the beautiful surroundings, enjoying food from Predalina, Boulon Brasserie, and Market at Edition.
You never know what you’re going to find nowadays in downtown Tampa on Water Street. Art in Motion was a lovely surprise.
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