In Le Village Royal, a boutique-lined passageway in Paris, is an awe-inspiring installation of colorful umbrellas by Sextafeira Produções. The passageway is always popular with shoppers and window shoppers, but now this high-end alleyway is attracting foot traffic from all walks of life, thanks to the art installation.
Featuring 800 polychromed parapluies (umbrellas) floating overhead, the Umbrella Sky Project takes public art to new heights. Entering Le Village Royal, one is dazzled by a magical, multicolored canopy of open umbrellas. As sunlight illuminates the shades, the passageway is transformed into a colorful space.
This is not the first time the Umbrella Sky Project has saturated city streets in color. From a Portuguese town to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, over 25 locations all over the world have gotten the Umbrella Sky Project’s Technicolor treatment. Intended to “bring color and joy and promote places and their surroundings,” these installations are hugely successful.