There is a buzz around the beachfront of Pompano Beach recently! You can hear the chatter amongst the locals, staff, frequent visitors and travelers.
The big question is: why did the Briny Irish Pub paint over the iconic Ocean Mural painted by Artist Mabel Vittini on their beach-facing exterior walls??
Let me start from the beginning, and then take you to where we are currently. First off, Briny Irish Pub is in itself a cornerstone of the Pompano Beach waterfront! According to their website, they were established in 1945. I know as a resident for over 20 years, that Briny has long been known for their eclectic and laid-back pub, great live music, food and craft beer menu. I see over 500 reviews on TripAdvisor…and back to the main subject of my writing…I see pictures of this commissioned mural on everyone’s Instagram when they visit The Briny Irish Pub for the first time!
Mabel Vittini is a Boca Raton native and phenomenal Artist that has worked in South Florida for over 26 years, working in Residential and Commercial settings. She is renowned for her Rainforest and Wildlife Murals and is one of the most in-demand mural, faux and Decorative Finishes Artist around. You can find out all you need to know by spending time on her website: www.artyourway.gallery
In 2012, The Briny Irish Pub located on the Pompano Beachfront commissioned the Artist Mabel Vittini of VittiArt Decor to create the Ocean Scene on its walls. For all of these 10 years, it has amassed notoriety for both the Pub and Mabel Vittini.
Fast forward to the present – June of 2022: Updated Briny Mural by Artist Mabel Vittini
With new ownership of the Pub in the last couple years, an upgrade to the mural has been agreed upon. The beautiful mural walls have been painfully painted over in a base color, and the familiar and nostalgic feeling when you pass by is now gone. It is quite amazing how much an Artists hand and craft can add to creating such a notable visual landmark. It has been felt by everyone impacted – sadness, disbelief, curiosity, emotional – even a little anger! But, ahoy – This is only temporary pain!
The Owner’s of the Briny Pub have a vision. They have met with the original Mural Artist Mabel and her twin sister Liliana whom has been working with VittiArt Decor Full Time since 2018. They had their first brain-storming session and now the preliminary design approval processes will begin. The unconfirmed timeline for commencement of the new Mural is Mid-July.
We will keep you updated as to the stages of this process and then the mural progress! Stay close to our Social Media and Website to keep your finger on the pulse of this exciting new project! Congratulations to all people involved in the project.
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