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West Palm Beach-Based Artist Selected For Newest Downtown Mural

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 3, 2024) – The West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announces the commencement of a new mural, “The Real Wild Life,” beginning on July 3. This vibrant piece, created by the talented local artist Kate Lynn Lewis, is set to become a stunning addition to Downtown West Palm Beach’s landscape. The artwork will be painted onto the west-facing wall of Duffy’s Sports Grill at 225 Clematis St. called the West Palm Beach Cultural Collective wall and will be completed in approximately 10 days.  

The mural celebrates the unique distinction that draws visitors from across the country to experience our natural wonders. It reminds us to fish in our abundant waters, kayak through serene channels, stroll along waterfront boardwalks, listen to the melodious calls of birds, and admire our iconic Art Deco architecture. 

Lewis’ style is best recognized by clean and hard lines, bold colors, and an emphasis on “impossible architecture” inspired by artists like MC Escher & Oscar Reutersvard. Her paintings can be found throughout the US and abroad, in and outside of municipal structures, arenas, offices, restaurants, and residences. 

Lewis has created more than 60 murals across the United States, and this is her first project for her hometown.  

“The DDA has encouraged and facilitated mural art throughout the downtown as a way to enhance the visitor experience and enrich the lives of those who live here through public art,” said Teneka James-Feaman, executive director of the West Palm Beach DDA. “We’re excited to be able to bring these new art experiences to our ever-growing and vibrant district.”  

Lewis has previously served as Google’s Artist in Residence for Chicago, designing artwork for the technology company and clients including Disney, Starbucks and United Airlines, among others.  

For more information about the DDA and the A&E District, please visit or call 561-833-8873. 


About Arts & Entertainment District
The West Palm Beach A&E District is a centralized collection of inspiring arts and entertainment venues; art and history museums; galleries; libraries; performing arts companies; and art education institutions. Situated in the heart of South Florida’s most progressive city, the District includes more than 20 distinct and distinguished cultural destinations that form a defining industry cluster. The A&E District enhances the appeal of West Palm Beach as a visitor destination, drawing attention to its status as a vibrant city illuminated by its beauty and range of creative expression. For more information about the A&E District, please visit 

About the Downtown Development Authority
The West Palm Beach DDA is an independent taxing district created in 1967 by a special act of the Florida Legislature. Its mission is to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for our residents, businesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities. For more information about the DDA or Downtown West Palm Beach, please visit or call the DDA at (561) 833-8873. 


Contact: Tony Theissen
rbb Communications

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