West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 12, 2013
As a long-time art collector and public art enthusiast, Neil Kozokoff is one professional that believes creative works can inspire the masses. However, he notes that it is very rare that art can go mobile and define the members of a community. Such is the case of the recent ArtiGras event, held for three days in Jupiter, Florida. According to a recent article from a local NBC News affiliate, “Despite the cold, hundreds came to Jupiter to get a glimpse of the handcrafted, digitally made and antique-driven pieces of art showcased at ArtiGras.”
According to Neil Kozokoff, the Palm Beach area is one that has a long history of attracting the art community—such as the culturally-rich neighborhood of Northwood Village in West Palm Beach. However, he notes that ArtiGras 2013 delivered a whole new level of artistic appreciation in the community, as it gathered not only local residents, but welcomed citizens from all around the United States.
Although the spectacular displays of handcrafted art truly reflected the unique personality of the area, Neil Kozokoff—President of the Parkland Companies and Principal of Pensam Capital—explains that ArtiGras made a significant mark on the value of the actual area in terms of real estate. He explains that as tourists gathered in Jupiter, Florida, from all over the country, they were able to see the unique beauty that the West Palm Beach area has to offer—not to mention help boost the local economy.
Beth Kigel, CEO of the Northern Palm Beach Country Chamber of Commerce, shares this similar sentiment as she reveals the thousands of dollars the event brought to the local economy. In the article, she states, "When you have 300 artists coming in from all over the country, their patrons come to support them. They are staying in our hotels, they're buying gas here, they're eating here, it's really tremendous for the community.”
In response to the success of the event, Neil Kozokoff concludes, “ArtiGras is another contribution to the rich cultural tapestry that is emerging in Palm Beach County, which makes it one of the best places to live in the United States.”
[Neil Kozokoff is the President of The Parkland Companies, a holding company specializing in property investment, development and management in the notable area of West Palm Beach, Florida. As a professional with a background in real estate law, Neil Kozokoff has had the market proficiency to expertly spearhead several projects in urban development. Neil Kozokoff’s background in the acquisition, operation and management of large apartment complexes recently led him to join Pensam Capital as a principal. At Pensam Capital, Kozokoff focuses on real estate deal structuring and capital formation.