Art of the Brick – Lego is Not Just for Kids
The world traveling Lego gallery of artist Nathan Sawaya is currently in its closing week in Tampa! This is a not to be missed visual treat for both adults and kids. Pop art mixed with the some of the great artworks of the world, you will be amazed by what you see!
Stepping inside to first watch a video by Mr. Sawaya telling his story of being a lawyer in corporate New York City and how he would rather be down on the floor of his office creating, he realized he really wanted to be an artist. Being the first to bring Lego bricks to another level in the art world, he has brought his work all around the globe! From a Lego replica of the Mona Lisa to the character of “Scream”, there is something for everyone to see. Generations of families come to see the various works of art that entertain all ages. CNN has called it “A Must See Exhibition”
At 44, Mr. Sawaya is listed as the 8th most popular artist in the world! He has appeared on various TV shows such as Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and CNN. He has spoken for Google and Ted. He is commissioned by athletes and celebrities for private art collections. He has galleries in both NYC and Los Angeles.
There are some incredible pieces in the Tampa collection which include replicas of the Statue of David, American Gothic and original art including a Tyrannosaurus Rex, the largest in the collection, made from over 80,000 Legos. This is a FREE event and features a room for the kids to make their own Lego sculptures to put on display!
Art of the Brick is located at 802 E Whiting Street in downtown Tampa, just two blocks from Amalie Arena. There is street parking located all around the downtown area. They will be open from this Wednesday through all day Labor Day until 6:00 p.m. Don’t miss the fun!
photos by Vicky Sullivan / Rock the Lens Photography