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This is the first of many public art installations which will be part of a larger Urban Art Museum in the Mills50 Main Street District.

The  Urban Art Museum is a concept that developed through numerous design studios and the work performed by Process Architecture. The idea is simple, where do you put an art museum in a densely populated commercial district when no funds exists for a structure let alone art? The answer is anywhere you can. The Urban Art Museum is not a building it is an urban network of commissioned art pieces that will be installed in select areas to restore blighted structures, reduce pollution, deviant activity, increase the attractiveness of the district and to promote organized urban art.

The first installation will occur at the congruence of 932 and 934 North Mills Avenue. The blight is a 9" interstitial space that occurs between the two buildings and becomes a dumpster and catchall for unwanted items, including but not limited to 40 ounce bottles, switchblades and fast food wrappers.

Members of the Design Team:

Process Architecture, LLC - (designer) An architecture firm by trade, but we dabble in a number of solutions to social and cultural problems as they are related to the built environment.

Marcos Cruz - (artist) An artist, inventor, designer and natural genius.

Jai Gallery - (curator) Jai Gallery is a contemporary art gallery featuring a mix of sculptures, paintings, photography and mixed media pieces, located in Orlando, FL. Jai Gallery’s aim is to provide a quality art experience for collectors, enthusiasts and hipsters alike.

Mills50 - The Mills50 main street district is "the intersection of creativity +  culture"

Although we are asking for $4,400, please know that any additional funds received will be used to commission artwork for additional installations.

Thank you for taking the time to review our venture and for supporting art and design for all.

The pink Mills 50 icon features the location of the first art installation, but we are on the look for future sites.  If you are a business or building owner interested in being a part of the UAM, please contact us.
The pink Mills 50 icon features the location of the first art installation, but we are on the look for future sites. If you are a business or building owner interested in being a part of the UAM, please contact us.
Artist rendition of the first art installation which will feature anodized aluminum panels backlit by color changing LED lighting. The content of the final graphic design will vary from this initial depiction.
Artist rendition of the first art installation which will feature anodized aluminum panels backlit by color changing LED lighting. The content of the final graphic design will vary from this initial depiction.

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There are no risks or challenges associated with this project. We have assembled a fantastic team which includes Marcos Cruz (artist and sculpture who's work is featured at the Amway Events Center) Process Architecture (an award winning architecture and design firm listed as one of 13 firms to change the future of Florida). In addition this effort is supported by the Mills50 Main Street district and the building owner of 932 & 934 have graciously allowed our team to use their building as the location for the first art installation. The design is done, and all we need is funding for materials!

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