Miami Arts Organisation Fountainhead Arts Partners With Windstar Cruises and Paint Shipboard Murals
Original artwork created to adorn three Star Plus Class yachts and a new office in Miami
Fountainhead will select local artists to board the ships and paint murals over the course of the next 15 months. These murals will adorn the large top deck wall aft of the Star Grill.
The arts organization was founded in 2008 by Kathryn and Dan Mikesell, collectors and passionate art appreciators who believe in connecting people intimately with artists to impact how we move through the world. Their goal is to empower artists by making connections that lead to growth in their careers.
“These murals, all painted by local artists, will enliven the top decks of our Star Plus Class yachts and be a great conversation piece for our guests. However, this project is also about connecting to the Miami arts community in Windstar’s new corporate home… The entire team is excited to meet the artists in Fountainhead’s artistic ecosystem and see the original artwork come to life on board and in our office,” says Christopher Prelog, President of Windstar Cruises.
Guests can observe the artists while they are aboard the ships installing the murals and attend a “reveal” event. Artists will host a table for dinner with guests selected by Windstar after the event and will also conduct two evening seminars explaining the conception, meaning and installation process. One for guests and one for crew.
“In our 13-year history, Fountainhead has become a pioneering force in the arts and culture landscape, developing innovative artist and community engagement programmes and cultivating key relationships with leading art institutions in South Florida and beyond… We’re thrilled to bring that relationship to sea by partnering with Windstar – and further connect them to their new home in the Miami community via the arts,” says Mikesell.
Murals will be replaced once on each yachts in 2024, 2025 and 2026 as part of the agreement.