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New Fine Art Gallery Opens at ONE DAYTONA

Gallery 500 Celebrates Grand Opening on January 23, Just Ahead of Rolex 24 at DAYTONA

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 28, 2019) – Gallery 500, located in ONE DAYTONA’s community epicenter Victory Circle, opened to the public on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Gallery 500 debuts a fine art contemporary gallery in a vibrant setting, the first of its kind in Daytona Beach, to the delight of art enthusiasts and race fans.

Gallery 500 complements ONE DAYTONA’s comprehensive public art program that features the Jantzen Diving Girl and Libby Ware’s mixed media sculpture, among other installations, as it celebrates with collections from local artists. The Gallery also features motorsports and racing artwork from across the country as it honors Daytona Beach’s vibrant racing history.

Gallery 500’s Grand Opening occurred just days before the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA, offering visitors an opportunity to experience Daytona Beach’s racing and arts culture at ONE DAYTONA, just across the street from the legendary Daytona International Speedway.

“Gallery 500 presents a unique opportunity to not only support and encourage our local art community, but to pay tribute to the great racing artists nationwide,” stated Lesa France Kennedy, Gallery 500 Founder. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome this new addition to ONE DAYTONA as we kick off the 2019 motorsports season.”

Gallery 500 initially features works by 11 local and regional artists including Sam Bass, Guy Harvey, Cathy Miller, Emily Tillman, Ray Brilli, Sandra D. Lloyd, Nancy Neeb, Beau Wild, Joscelyne Drew, William Lurcott and Bill Patterson, among others. Guests are welcome to view and purchase art during Gallery 500’s normal operating hours Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays are closed for private showings.

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