ShowPlace ICON Theatre, Repurposed

Art by @norisvenglund & @pluckyjthirteen

The ShowPlace ICON Theatre at Roosevelt Collection Shops isn’t currently open due to the pandemic. Just because the interior is temporarily closed, doesn’t mean visiting isn’t warranted, especially if you’re smitten with art.

An uplifting makeover

The ICON received a makeover with the addition of uplifting murals thanks to the direction of Beth Swanson. Beth is the owner of Rostrum 312, an organization that curates artists to turn empty storefronts into momentary art galleries. 

Psst...I’m not posting all the beautiful, meaningful artwork because I don’t want to take away from the full experience.

Mural by @theartbyizzie

Silence is Compliance by @_bethswanson_

Local artists were invited

Beth announced the project via Instagram back in June, rounding up local artists to paint the plywood panels around the theatre. The artists could choose what they wanted to paint and the messages are what we need moving forward. Have you seen it? If not, there’s still time before the theatre can safely resume service.

Tubman by @shanlandia

Art by @asteroid_lloyd

Contact for future opportunities

Check out and follow @rostrum312 on Instagram to learn about all the artists involved in this project. If you wish to take part in future painting opportunities, please contact Beth at beth@rostrum312.com or through Instagram messaging.

Art by @britnimaraart

Art by @wzrost123 & @thephits1kh

Shop til you drop

Don't forget to show some love to the many businesses that have reopened at Roosevelt Collection Shops. They will sincerely appreciate your patronage. Do you have a favorite? I have two Francesca’s and H&M.

The back door, please

I recommend exiting out the back when you leave to witness a jaw-dropping, permanent mural by Max Sansing.

Mural by @maxsansing

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