Amanda De Souza ’25 featured in New Installation at King of Prussia Mall
A Statement from the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA–Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board is pleased to announce a new installation that celebrates the diverse artists within Montgomery County at the region’s premiere shopping destination, King of Prussia Mall. The large-scale display, which is located in The Connector corridor across from Macy’s, highlights Hispanic, Brazilian, Puerto Rican, Latina, and Venezuelan makers in the Valley Forge area and will be on display now through the holiday season. This is a new addition to the Art Wall project; previous installations featured BIPOC and LGBTQ+ creators.
“We are thrilled to partner with the King of Prussia Mall, the country’s leading shopping destination, to celebrate the incredible and diverse artists who call Montgomery County home,” notes Valley Forge Tourism’s Associate Vice President of Communications Rachel Riley. “This installation is an important element of our Arts Montco brand, and a wonderful way to provide exposure for these incredible artists with the mall’s high foot traffic.”
The installation features 4 artists who produce their work or have it displayed in one of the Montgomery County region’s dozens of galleries. The wall is part of the Tourism and Convention Board’s ongoing Arts Montco initiative, which highlights the county’s over 200 arts and entertainment venues, attractions, and galleries. The arts and culture sector represents $100 million in positive economic impact for Montgomery County, not to mention hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs.
Artists featured in this new display include Amanda De Souza (Ursinus College), Melanie Rodriguez (Moody Jones Gallery), Yonnys Díaz (Exhibit B Gallery), and Pedro Fuller. Full bios on each artist are below
The installation is free and open to the public. For more information on Arts Montco, visit artsmontco.com.
Amanda De Souza is a Brazilian artist, and believes that art can change the world for the better. Through art, Amanda express herself and explores aspects of her culture.