PODS Moving and Storage adds artistic flare to First Night St. Pete celebration

PODS® storage containers become mobile art galleries at 18th annual New Year’s Eve event

Online PR News – 29-December-2011 – – On the evening of Dec. 31, 10 PODS® containers donated by PODS will be transformed into mini art galleries allowing local Florida artists to display their works at South Straub Park.

Using PODS® containers to display art is a part of a growing nationwide trend where art enthusiasts are utilizing the sturdy white containers to house art exhibits and, in some cases, literally turning them in to large-scale artwork. Over the past six months, PODS® container art exhibits have popped up in Texas, Florida, Kentucky and California.

“The donated PODS® containers are the perfect platform for our artists to use when sharing their art with First Night St. Pete visitors,” said Lara Shelton, executive director of First Night St. Pete. “This year we anticipate 20,000 people attending the event and seeing artwork displayed in such a unique way.”

The mission of First Night St. Pete is to broaden and deepen the public’s appreciation for the visual, performing and literary arts through an innovative, diverse and high quality program on New Year’s Eve, which offers the community a shared cultural experience in the center of the city that is accessible and affordable. For more information, go to www.firstnightstpete.com/.

About PODS Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 350,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1.8 million deliveries and has nearly 143,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. Newer PODS® containers have the same steel frame construction which are recyclable panels made of steel skins and a high-density polyethylene core. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.