The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, will unveil a signature artwork by local artist Robert Tabor in recognition and support of the inaugural Pride of the Americas festival in Fort Lauderdale. The sculpture, entitled “All Walks of Life,” will be on display in early April in advance of Pride of the Americas, April 21-26.
“We welcome Pride of the Americas delegates and attendees to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale,” said Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “As an official Welcome Center for the event, we are proud to embrace the ideals of equality, inclusiveness and acceptance.”
“All Walks of Life” was conceived, designed and fabricated by Fort Lauderdale artist Robert Tabor who is nationally renowned for his whimsical and elaborate fantasy shoe sculptures and interior design panache. The colorful 3D fiberglass sculpture, standing five feet tall and spanning 16 feet in length, embodies the diverse heritage and playful spirit of sunny South Florida. Tabor has designed costumes, interiors and more for Mattel Toys, MTV, Nickelodeon, Stolichnaya, Seagram’s, Macy’s and Ritz-Carlton. He is the exclusive interior designer for Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, with locations in Fort Lauderdale, New York City, San Diego, Atlanta and Chicago. Additionally, Tabor’s larger-than-life commissions have appeared at Sawgrass Mills and at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood with numerous other creations being donated for charitable LGBT+ causes.
“It was an honor to commission this sculpture for Pride of the Americas and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale,” said Tabor. “The concept of shoes and where they can take you in life has always been a passion of mine. This clever gender-neutral creation reflects both the diversity of our residents and the future significant paths they will continue to trailblaze along our sandy shores.”
The inaugural Pride of the Americas festival is organized by Pride Fort Lauderdale, the oldest Pride celebration in the state of Florida, with the support of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, the presenting sponsor. The festival features a runway fashion show, an arts festival, an LGBT+ Health and Wellness Conference, a Business of the Americas Conference and a Transgender Summit. The celebration will also showcase concerts, a beach party, parade and other social activities at various venues around Greater Fort Lauderdale.
For more information about Pride of the Americas Week 2020 activities, visit www.PrideOfTheAmericas.org.
For information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale or for a complete list of retailers and restaurants, please call 954-564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com.