Summer in Paradise is officially underway along the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach.
The next 90 days are full of free family activities, including an interactive art display called “Los Trompos,” or spinning tops.
Stephanie Berzinski was the first official spin master to take the ride.
“This is an amazing installation that we are so excited to present,” Angela Poco, community events supervisor for the city of West Palm Beach, said.
You can’t miss “Los Trompos” literally. The art display is easy to spot on the Great Lawn along Flagler Drive. It features 20 life-size, brightly colored spinning tops created by Mexican designers Hector Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena.
“They’re amazing. The life and the fun that it brings to the people around it is so much fun,” Poco said.
Even city workers enjoyed installing the art display, which was no easy task.
Each top weighs between 700 and 1,100 pounds. They had to be delivered on a semitruck and then carefully placed using forklifts. They’ll be on display for the next 90 days as part of this year’s colorful Summer in Paradise.
“There’s so much to do on the waterfront, so much to do with Summer in Paradise. We’re going to make it a destination that you will want to be at,” Poco said.
Each top can hold up to four adults or eight small children. They are self-leveling so they will not tip, but just in case, waterfront ambassadors will make sure everyone stays safe.
WPBF 25 is a proud sponsor of Summer in Paradise.
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