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Meike Aton walked into the FirstWave Financial office in Satellite Beach and bought a Frits Van Eeden acrylic painting right off the wall.
Works by the Melbourne-based and internationally known artist often fetch prices in the thousands of dollars.
Ms. Aton, who is also an artist and a former student of Van Eeden, had been searching for his work.
A quick call to the Brevard Cultural Alliance identified the independent wealth management company as one of several Brevard locations hosting "Art in Public Places," a program by the BCA.
"Migration" by Frits Van Eeden was soon in Ms. Aton's hands.
Businesses pay a small fee to take part in the program that stimulates the local economy by promoting art sales without commission.
Different artwork from the Art in Public Places program will be installed at FirstWave Financial in early February.
For more information about FirstWave Financial, call (321) 773-7773 or visit the company website at www.firstwavefinancial.com.
The Brevard Cultural Alliance Temporary Art Installation Exhibits can be viewed at various Brevard County locations.
Art is on display for approximately four months in any of the sites.
A list of locations along with samples of the current art on exhibit and links to the artist can be found on the BCA website at www.artsbrevard.org under the Programs and Grants tab.
Art on display is typically for sale.
To purchase art exhibited through the Art in Public Places program, contact Lynne Brezina between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Brevard Cultural Alliance, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, C-307, Viera, call (321) 690-6817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.